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: £25

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
£25
Location
Cornwall FA
15 Callywith Gate
Lauceston Road
Bodmin
PL31 2RQ
Contact
Corinne Winkworth
01208 262985
corinne.winkworth@cornwallfa.com
Price
£25
Location
Pilgrim Pitch
Saltmill Park
Saltash
PL12 6LG
Contact
Corinne Winkworth
01208 262985
corinne.winkworth@cornwallfa.com 
Price
£25
Tutor
Heather Jelbart
Location
Cornwall College Camborne
Sports Centre Classroom
Trevenson Road, Pool
Redruth
TR15 1FE
Contact
Corinne Winkworth
01208 262985
corinne.winkworth@cornwallfa.com
Price
£25
Tutor
Paul Atkinson
Location
Cornwall FA Office
15 Callywith Gate
Launceston Road
Bodmin
PL31 2RQ
Contact
Corinne Winkworth
01208 262985
corinne.winkworth@cornwallfa.com
Price
£25
Tutor
Heather Jelbart
Location
Cornwall College Camborne
Sports Centre Classroom
Trevenson Road
Pool, Redruth
TR15 3RD
Contact
Corinne Winkworth
01208262985
corinne.winkworth@cornwallfa.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.

Get In Touch

Corinne Winkworth- Development Administrator

By Phone: 01208 262985
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email:  corinne.winkworth@cornwallfa.com

FAQS
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 Cornwall 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.

Important Information

You will need a FAN Number and password to access the course booking page. To retrieve details of your existing FAN Number, click here. If you need to create a FAN Number, click here. If you need support regarding FAN numbers and passwords click here.