The FA Basic First Aid for Sport Course

This is a foundation sports first aid course aimed at ‘lay first aiders’.

It provides candidates with an understanding of the general duties, responsibilities and treatment principles of first aid, and basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to recognise and differentiate major from minor injury. In addition, attendees will learn to offer basic first aid and injury/illness management and advice to a participant who has sustained illness/injury when engaged in sports activity, or in sports environments.

Who should apply?
Anyone aged 16 and over, specifically coaches, teachers, parents and volunteers, who are responsible for the provision of first aid when supporting sports activities.

What will I learn?
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the duties, responsibilities, general treatment principles and priorities of emergency care provision.
  • Describe the elements of pre-event preparation in relation to emergency care provision.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology in relation to first aid.
  • Conduct the logical ‘on-field’ assessment (SALTAPS) of a participant and apply principles of infection control.
  • Recognise and respond to the signs and symptoms of common injuries.
  • Recognise and respond to the signs and symptoms of common illnesses.

How long will it take?
The course will run for 9 hours. The course is delivered in 3 Modules; Module 1 covers the general principals of emergency aid and candidates may be able to miss this session if they hold a suitable Emergency or First Aid certificate (this would need to be approved by Norfolk County FA at time of booking).

How much does it cost?
£50 including VAT for Modules 2 and 3. £75 including VAT for Modules 1, 2 and 3.

Registering on a course
Please click here to view forthcoming dates and venues and to book online, or download the application form attached below to apply for a place.

If the course is full please contact Kate Dixon on 01603 704050 or email to be placed on the waiting list.

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