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: £39.00 (Charter Standard Price - £29.00)

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
£39.00 (Charter Standard Price - £29.00)
Location
Wyrley Juniors FC
Long Lane
Walsall
WS6 6AT
Contact
Sare Michael
01785 256994 (ext. 212)
Sare.Michael@StaffordshireFA.com
Price
£35.00 (Charter Standard Club Price - £25.00)
Location
Staffordshire University, Brindley Building Room BG034 -061
Leek Road
Stoke-On-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2YJ
Price
£35.00 (Charter Standard Price - £25.00)
Location
Staffordshire FA
Staffordshire Technology Park
Dyson Court
Beaconside
ST18 0LQ
Contact
Price
Full Price £35.00 - SFA Charter Standard Discount £25.00
Tutor
Andy Murfin
Location
Wyrley Juniors FC
Long Lane
Newtown
Walsall
WS6 6AT

Cancellation

Unfortunately due to an increasing number of candidates cancelling at late notice, it is with regret that we have had to make changes to our booking policy. Therefore the ‘Association’ has introduced a strict cancellation and transfer policy. Should a Learner need to cancel their place on a course for any reason, the following criteria will apply:

  • More than 21 days notice – Full refund less a £10 administration charge.
  • 20 - 14 days notice – 50% of course cost returned or transfer available for a surcharge of £10
  • 13 days or less notice – No refund is returned

Consideration will be given to candidates who, for health reasons are unable to attend and require a transfer to another course. A letter from a doctor or medical professional may be requested.

Alternative First Aid Qualifications

The FA will accept a selected number of First Aid courses as qualifications which are alternative to having to complete the FA Introduction to First Aid In Football or FA Emergency First Aid in Football courses.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS

These will only be accepted at the re-certification stage, however. ALL coaches/volunteers will need to complete an FA IbFAiF course as their first medical course.


Transferring Onto A Different Course 

Candidates wishing to transfer to another course more than 21 days prior to the commencement.

Want to find out more?

Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions:

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 Staffordshire FA and the individual learner.

No, learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course they have booked onto. Failure to attend all dates and times will result in non-qualification and individuals will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certificated.

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 do not operate a waiting list for any of our courses or notify individuals of new courses being added or spaces becoming available. Places are taken on a strict first come first served basis.

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Get In Touch

Education Team

(E): Support@StaffordshireFA.com
(T): 01785 256994