This intensive 1 Day Sports /Pitch Side First Aid course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to give competent first aid to the ill or injured until medical aid arrives in a sporting environment.

The recognition, assessment and immediate on-site management of sports injuries are crucial to facilitate rehabilitation and to minimise further risk of harm to the athlete. The Sports First Aid course designed for coaches, instructors, teachers, supervisors, sports assistants and volunteers; teaches the medical assessment and management of a wide variety of sports injuries. Importantly, participants will also know how to recognise when professional medical referral is warranted.

This course will include Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) certified Automated External Defibrillator (AED) & Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training. 

Qualifications Gained

  • Sports First Aid Certificate

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Course Structure

This is a one day workshop.

Course Content

Approaching an Accident

Assessing the Area
Making the Area Safe
Giving Emergency Aid
Getting Help
Activating the Emergency Services
Assessing the Casualty

Cardiac First Responce

Heart Attack
Dealing with Cardiac Arrest!
Adult, Child & Infant CPR
Using an AED & Defibrillation
Aspirin Administration

Wounds & Bleeding

Internal & External Bleeding
Types of Wounds
Nose Bleeds
Head Injuries & Concussion
Bandaging Techniques

Fractures & Broken Bones

Types of Fractures
Recognition of a Fracture
Treatment of Various Fractures
Soft Tissue Injuries (Sprains & Strains)
Treatment of Sprains & Strains
Muscle Injuries

Spinal Injuries

Causes of Spinal Injuries
Signs & Symptoms of Spinal Injuries
Control of a Spinal Injury
Medical Emergencies


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