Emergency First Aid in Sports Course
The FA Basic Sports First Aid course is a foundation sports first aid course aimed at ‘lay first aiders’, specifically coaches, teachers, parents and volunteers, who are responsible for the provision of first aid when supporting sports activities.
- To provide the student with an understanding of the general duties, responsibilities and treatment principles of first aid.
- To provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to recognise and differentiate major from minor injury and the ability to offer basic first aid and injury/illness management and advice to a participant who has sustained illness/injury when engaged in sports activity, or in sports environments.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Describe the duties, responsibilities, general treatment principles and priorities of emergency care provision.
- Describe the elements of pre-event preparation in relation to emergency care provision.
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology in relation to first aid.
- Conduct the logical ‘on-field’ assessment (SALTAPS) of a participant and apply principles of infection control.
- Recognise and respond to the signs and symptoms of common injuries and illnesses.
- The course is divided into three modules:
- General principles of first aid and emergency aid.
- Common musculo-skeletal injuries, ‘on-field’ assessment and basic first aid management acute soft tissue injury.
- Common medical conditions, the first aid kit and after incident issues.
This course is a foundation in sports first aid for people of responsibility during sporting activities. 1 day 9am – 5pm
The FA Basic Sports First Aid course requires that candidates understand the principles, practice and ethics of first aid. To be eligible for assessment and certification students must have completed all elements of the course. Assessment will consist of 5 minute (oral questioning) practical observation in basic life support. The assessment will relate to the student’s knowledge and understanding of the course content; the scenario will be either the recognition and response to an illness, or the recognition and response to an injury. The qualification lasts three years during and to remain qualified holders must complete another course within the final three months prior to expiry of their qualification. Students must be 16 years of age, or over, on the date of the start of the course.
This course is accredited by FAIB but can be accredited by Qualsafe awards for a small extra fee depending on your needs. Please let us know if you want it to be accredited by Qualsafe when booking.
First Aid – What do I need
It is recommended that employers conduct a new risk assessment regularly so that they select the most appropriate course and number of first aiders for their business. This involves consideration of a number of factors including hazards and risks in your workplace, number of employees, accident history, lone workers and distribution of workforce.
If you are unsure on what first aid provisions you require, please click the link below to complete our requirements calculator. It uses up-to-date HSE recommendations to find the right course for you, quickly and easily.
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