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: £35

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.

Changes To Coach Education

In November 2020 The FA Learning team confirmed several changes to coach education across the country.

Click below to find out the full details of the changes and the future of coach education.

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FAQS

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the FA Emergency Aid.

This course will be delivered directly by FA Education from April 2021.  In the interim, we would recommend that all coaches look to complete the free online FA Concussion module and FA Sudden Cardiac Arrest module which can be accessed here.

Please note – that this will not exempt you from attending the FA First Aid qualification when it is available again and you will still need to renew this qualification when it is available again.

Find out more about the changes to Coach Education here.

The certificates for these courses are available electronically through FA Education.  Please e-mail education@thefa.com including the date and venue of the course you attended and your FAN number.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 020 8515 1929
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email:

coaching@middlesexfa.com

I thought the course was excellent. Very informative and delivered in an interactive way by two very engaging tutors.
- FA Emergency Aid learner

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