The FA Basic First Aid for Sport

FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF)

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16 years

Course Duration: 3 hours

Price: £22

Leading To: FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football

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COURSE DETAILS

The FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football provides you with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to attend a conscious or unconscious player, ensuring that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s) assumes responsibility. It is a practical guide to dealing with the essential components of saving a life, both in training and matches.

This course goes beyond generic first aid and includes elements specific to football.

The course will cover:

  • The role of the first aider
  • The jaw thrust as an airway opening technique
  • The A-E approach of the injured footballer (inclusive of the unconscious footballer)
  • Emergency action planning for football
  • Preparation for action for sudden cardiac arrest in the young
  • Recognition, BLS with AED
  • Breathing for every player during BLS, compression only CPR is not recommended for those first aiders with a duty of care to respond to players during matches and training (this is different context to the lay person attendance in a different environment)
  • The FA concussion guidelines
  • Dispelling the myths of first aid in football
  • The football specific first aid kit and record keeping

Course Pre-requisites

The course is applicable to coaches, team managers, parents, teachers, volunteers and carers

Outcomes

This course will:

  • Offer basic advice on how to limit the effects of injury and promote recovery.
  • Provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to be able to attend a conscious or unconscious casualty and ensure that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s), assumes responsibility for the casualty.

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Price
£22.00
Location
Norton Sports Complex
Station Road
Norton
Stockton on Tees
TS20 1PE
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Price
£22 per Learner
Location
Brierton Sports Centre
Brierton Lane
Hartlepool
TS25 4AD
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Price
£22.00
Location
Gateshead Cleveland Hall CA
Beacon Lough Road
Gateshead
NE9 6TA
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Price
£22.00
Location
Stockton Town FC
Bishopton Road West
Stockton on Tees
TS19 0QD
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Price
£22.00
Location
Riverside Sports Complex
Riverside South
Chester-le-Street
DH3 3SJ
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Price
£22.00
Location
Riverside Sports Complex
Riverside South
Chester-le-Street
DH3 3SJ
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Price
£22.00
Location
Learning Centre of Light
Caterpillar UK, Judson Road
North West Industrial Estate
Peterlee
SR8 2QS
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Price
£22.00
Location
Riverside Sports Complex
Riverside South
Chester-le-Street
Durham
DH3 3SJ
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Do you want to book offline?

Email Sophie.Hughes@DurhamFA.com to request an application form for the course you would like to attend.

Your place will not be secured until this application form is return with full payment for the course.

Coach education faqs

The first step to become a coach is to enrol on an FA Level 1 in Coaching Course. By getting on the coaching pathway individuals have the opportunity to progress up through the various FA Coaching qualifications and to enhance their skills and knowledge in coaching. 

This course will give you the ideal introduction into coaching along with the England DNA principles. By completing this award you will also complete an FA Emergency 1st Aid Workshop and an FA Safeguarding Children Workshop as part of the How We Support block of the course.

You can find all dates, times and costs of this course by clicking on the following link Development & Courses

No, you must complete the FA Level 1 course first. Upon completion, your course tutor will provide feedback as to when they believe you should move onto the next level.

You don't need to be with a club to complete the FA Level 1 in Coaching course, however you will need to have regular access to players.

You will need to be with a club to complete the FA Level 2 in Coaching Football and UEFA B coaching courses. This is due to the nature of the course work involved and linking this with your squad of players.

You can book a place by clicking here where you can find full details of all the course we currently have arranged

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Get in touch

Sophie Hughes 

Sophie Hughes
Football Development Administrator

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)

E: Sophie.Hughes@DurhamFA.com