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First Aid & Safeguarding Courses On Offer In January

Take advantage of a number of courses being hosted by Staffordshire FA in January.

Club officials and grassroots volunteers across Staffordshire can enrol on a number of FA Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) and FA Safeguarding Children Workshops, taking place throughout the county in January 2019.

These qualifications are key for coaches and volunteers working with young people aged 18 and under within grassroots football in Staffordshire.

FA Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF)

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.

In January, we have courses taking place at St George’s Park, in addition to venues in Stoke, Walsall and Stafford.


FA Safeguarding Children Workshop

Awarded by The FA, this short three-hour course provides club representatives, coaches, referees and volunteers with an awareness of best practice in safeguarding children in football. The course supports The FA’s strategic goal to raise standards across the game.

The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop is designed for anyone that works with young people.

Focused on making football safe, the course will help you learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, while understand fears involved in these concerns.

Throughout January, Staffordshire FA will be hosting courses in Stafford, Walsall and at St. George’s Park.


Should you have any questions regarding either course, please contact Sare Michael, Football Workforce Coordinator, via

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