The FA

Introduction to First Aid in Football

The FA Introduction to First Aid in Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16 years

Course Duration: 2 hours

Leading To: FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football

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About The Course

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.

CPD Opportunities 

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course Frequently asked questions

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Contact your County FA in order to let them know you are interested in completing one of their courses so they can provide you with further support.


For The FA Level 2 and FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football courses you must book your place with the County FA that your club is affiliated to. This is to ensure appropriate in-situ support can be provided throughout the course.


For other courses you may be able to book with a different County FA. So if you live close to another county, have a look at their website to see if they have suitable dates.


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