Introduction to First Aid in Football
Minimum Age: 16 years
Course Duration: 2 hours
Leading To: FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in FootballView available dates
Introduction to First Aid in Football is an online course suitable for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of medical care for players of all ages.
Medical emergencies in football can strike at any time. From common injuries to life-threatening situations such as sudden cardiac arrest, understanding basic first aid can help save lives. The FA is pleased to offer this football first aid course for you to complete at your own pace.
Throughout this course, you will work through online modules and learn to be able to respond quickly should a medical emergency arise, as well as gaining the confidence to handle situations the right way.
Once you have completed Introduction to First Aid in Football, you will be awarded a certificate that will be valid for three years. You will also be able to return to the course at any time to refresh your knowledge.
Please note that Introduction to First Aid in Football is available as a module within Introduction to Coaching Football. If you have completed Introduction to Coaching Football, you do not need to complete Introduction to First Aid in Football twice.
If you've already started the course, you can jump back in here:
Here's how the course works:
Introducing First Aid in Football is split into six online learning modules. Each module has some knowledge checks built-in, as well as a short final assessment to check your understanding. You will need to complete each module before unlocking the next.
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: The A-E Approach
Module 3: Delivering CPR
Module 4: Medical Emergencies
Module 5: Concussion in Football
Module 6: Assessment
Alongside the online learning modules, you will be given checklists, manuals, videos and more to help support you throughout the course. You can use these resources as you work through the course, and in your own time.
This course is perfect for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of first aid in football, including coaches, managers, parents, volunteers and teachers. If you’d like to find out more about the latest non-FA medical guidance, please click here.
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.
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