The FA Basic First Aid for Sport

The FA Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF)

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16 years

Course Duration: 2 hours

Price: £36 (Includes VAT of approx. £6)

Leading To: FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football

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COURSE DETAILS

We are getting ready to launch a new online Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) course in Spring 2021.

We are currently redeveloping this course as an online learning module, that you can complete at a time that suits you.

The IFAiF course will provide 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.

Register your interest in this course today and be the first to know when we launch.

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This course is an introduction to first aid in football and will cover:

  • Your role and responsibilities and the need for a club emergency action plan (EAP).
  • How to open and operate an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • How to open an airway, apply chest compressions and be COVID-19 safe.
  • The myths that prevent appropriate first aid from being delivered.
  • Helping someone who is choking.
  • Supporting people who suffer with anaphylaxis and asthma.
  • Concussion guidelines.
  • How to recognise someone with a head injury and get appropriate help.

Course Pre-requisites

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

To find out more about the latest accepted non-FA medical course guidance, visit the link below:

Accepted non-FA medical courses

Outcomes

This course will help you to:

Understand The FA concussion guidelines and appropriate first aid for players with head injuries.
Know when a player is experiencing difficulty breathing.
Know the signs and symptoms of life-threatening conditions and potential first aid initial management.
 Recognise an injury or ill player.
Perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) while being COVID-19 safe.

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

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.

Course Is Full?

Unfortunately we cannot squeeze anyone else on a course which is full and we do not operate a waiting list for unreleased courses. Please check back here for places becoming available due to cancellations or for additional dates being added in the future.

"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
Coach Education FAQS

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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.

Get In Touch

Phone:

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

Email:

contactus@hertfordshirefa.com