First Aid Courses

Please see all the information below on the FA's First Aid courses.

If you would like to register your interest for a course that is currently unavailable, please fill out our expression of interest questionnaire.

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Introduction to first aid in football

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Introduction to First Aid in Football

Introduction to First Aid in Football is an online course suitable for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of medical care for players of all ages.

Medical emergencies in football can strike at any time. From common injuries to life-threatening situations such as sudden cardiac arrest, understanding basic first aid can help save lives. The FA is pleased to offer this football first aid course for you to complete at your own pace. 

Throughout this course, you will work through online modules and learn to be able to respond quickly should a medical emergency arise, as well as gaining the confidence to handle situations the right way. 

Once you have completed Introduction to First Aid in Football, you will be awarded a certificate that will be valid for three years. You will also be able to return to the course at any time to refresh your knowledge. 

Please note that Introduction to First Aid in Football is available as a module within Introduction to Coaching Football. If you have completed Introduction to Coaching Football, you do not need to complete Introduction to First Aid in Football twice.

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The FA's Concussion Guidelines

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The FA's Concussion Guidelines
Learn how to recognise and manage a concussion from the time of injury through to a player's safe return to football.

By completing this free short module you will earn the FA's Concussion Certificate and be able to download the full Concussion Guidelines.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Unfortunately, a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone. 

This learning, through the form of a free online module, is designed to help you to recognise an SCA and respond appropriately.

This module is a compulsory element of The FA’s ‘Introduction to First Aid in Football’ (iFAiF), but will remain accessible and relevant to all FAN users.

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The FA Level 2 emergency First Aid in football (eFAIF)

The FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) 

The overall aim of The FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) is to raise the standard of first aid provision within football.

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

Currently required to register your interest for upcoming FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football courses. To do this, please click here.