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: £20

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

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.

Terms and Conditions

Upon making a booking, Essex County FA Terms & Conditions are automatically accepted and will be implemented by us if necessary. Please familiarise yourself with the Terms & Conditions Policy located in “Related Documents” here. Additional guidance relating to this specific course can also be found in this news story.