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: £30

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
£30
Location
Ashlyns School
Chesham Road
Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire
HP4 3AH
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com
Price
£30
Location
Hertfordshire FA
The County Ground
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 2EN
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com
Price
£30
Location
Birchwood Leisure Centre
Longmead
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10 0AN
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com
Price
£30
Location
Hertfordshire FA
The County Ground
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 2EN
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com
Price
£30.00
Location
Hertfordshire FA County Ground
Baldock Road
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 2EN
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com
Price
£30.00
Location
St Clement Danes School
Chenies Rd
Chorleywood
Hertfordshire
WD3 6EW
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.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 Policies & Procedures.

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"Actually, the only First Aid course I have been on, where I enjoyed the learning. Normally find it embarrassing because can be quite an up close and personal course, but felt it was a relaxed, informal, 'entertaining' environment where I achieved my learning goals."
- FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football learner
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Yes, you will need to attend this course as it’s Football specific. 
Unfortunately not. Each individual learner is required to book their place using their own FAN and Password. This is to ensure our information on medical conditions, emergency contacts etc is accurate and up to date. The booking agreement is always between Hertfordshire FA and the individual learner.
We are unable to reserve places or take part payments for any of our courses. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis from online registration where full payment is required.

We run a variety of courses in a variety of formats –some weekend only, some mid-week, some a mix of the two etc. We ensure that we run the variety of formats and courses across the county throughout the year and attendance may require flexibility from each learner i.e. travel further afield within the county to get the dates best suited or be flexible on dates to attend at preferred venue. Whilst we try to provide as many options to our volunteers as possible we are restricted to how we deliver courses due to tutor and facility availability.

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Phone:

01462 677622
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

Email:

contactus@hertfordshirefa.com