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

The Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) course is currently being redesigned and is not available to book.

The course will relaunch in early spring as an online course, so you can complete it 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.

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

Learners are required to attend the entirety of the course they have booked onto. Failure to attend the full time will result in non-qualification, late arrivals will face rejection at the door and the individual will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certified.

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

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.

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If you have not completed the FA Emergency Aid course before, you must complete this part of the course to achieve your Level 1 certification. If you have previously completed the FA Emergency Aid Course and have an Emergency Aid certificate that is on the FA's approved list, please contact us in the office.

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 and full payment is required when booking.
Please contact us directly if you wish to book places on a course for multiple coaches.

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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