Sports First Aid Courses


Prompt and effective First Aid in sports can make a hugely positive difference to the time and ability of an athlete to recover from injury. All our sports first aid courses course cover basic life support and AED (defibrillator) training whilst keeping the focus on managing incidents and competently assessing whether a casualty should be returning to activity or not.

We have a full programme of 1 and 2 day sports first aid courses running in Central London and we run our popular courses for sports clubs and universities across the UK. 

We run a 1 day Fitness Sports First Aid course - ITC Certificate in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness at RQF Level 3  which is suitable for:

  • Sports Therapists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Sports Coaches and Leaders
  • Group Exercise Instructors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Martial Arts

Our 2 day Pitch-side Sports First Aid course with AED training is focused on delivering first aid in a pitchside sports environment and the immediate, temporary care of sport related injuries. It is suitable for:

  • Physiotherapists and Osteopaths
  • Sports Coaches and Leaders in pitchside sports like Rugby, Football, Hockey etc
  • PE Teachers
  • Rugby and other Sports Club Members

If you have any questions about the ability of our sports first aid courses to fulfil insurance or governing body requirements please just email or call with details of the requirements and we will be happy to tell you which course is the most suitable for your needs.

Course Calendar

Date(s)
Course & Location
Cost
Details
Sport First Aid Courses
January - Tues 8 Fitness Sports First Aid Course - RQF Level 3 Qualification
Guy's Campus, Henriette Raphael House, London SE1 1UL
99.00
+ vat 
January - Sat 19 & Sun 20 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
St. George's University of London Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
195.00
+ vat 
February - Fri 1 Fitness Sports First Aid Course - RQF Level 3 Qualification
Guy's Campus, Henriette Raphael House, London SE1 1UL
99.00
+ vat 
February - Sat 2 & Sun 3 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London, N19 5NF
195.00
+ vat 
February - Mon 18 & Tues 19 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
The Venue, Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT.
195.00
+ vat 
February - Sun 24 Fitness Sports First Aid Course - RQF Level 3 Qualification
The Venue, Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT.
99.00
+ vat 
March - Fri 1 Fitness Sports First Aid Course - RQF Level 3 Qualification
Guy's Campus, Henriette Raphael House, London SE1 1UL
99.00
+ vat 
March - Sun 24 Fitness Sports First Aid Course - RQF Level 3 Qualification
The Venue, Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT.
99.00
+ vat 
March - Thurs 28 & Fri 29 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
St. George's University of London Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
195.00
+ vat 
March - Sat 30 & Sun 31 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
The Venue, Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT.
195.00
+ vat 
April - Thurs 4 & Fri 5 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
St. George's University of London Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
195.00
+ vat 
April - Sat 13 Fitness Sports First Aid Course - RQF Level 3 Qualification
The Venue, Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT.
99.00
+ vat 
April - Wed 24 & Thurs 25 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
St. George's University of London Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
195.00
+ vat 
June - Sat 1 & Sun 2 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London, N19 5NF
195.00
+ vat 
June - Thurs 13 Fitness Sports First Aid Course - RQF Level 3 Qualification
Guy's Campus, Henriette Raphael House, London SE1 1UL
99.00
+ vat 
June - Wed 19 & Thurs 20 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
St. George's University of London Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
195.00
+ vat 
June - Sat 29 & Sun 30 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
The Venue, Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT.
195.00
+ vat 
July - Sat 6 Fitness Sports First Aid Course - RQF Level 3 Qualification
The Venue, Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT.
99.00
+ vat 
August - Sat 10 & Sun 11 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
The Venue, Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT.
195.00
+ vat 
August - Mon 12 & Tues 13 Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days
The Venue, Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT.
195.00
+ vat 
 

Course - Pitch-side Sports First Aid Course with AED Training - 2 Days

This is a highly practical sports first aid course with trauma and incident management training, delivered in 14hrs over 2 days. It is specifically for anyone who will be working as a ptich-side sports first aider. We have many physiotherapists and osteopaths working at rugby clubs attending this course. 

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the candidate and successful responses to a 5 question 'best option' paper. Those who complete the course successfully are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years. 

The certificate entitles the candidate to be a First Aider for 3 years from date of issue.

There are no pre-requisites to attend this course.

Course Timings

09:00-17:00 or 09:30 - 17:30 on both days, depending on the venue. Full details of course timings are on the course calendar and will be emailed to you in a pre-course information pack once your booking is confirmed.  We need to have 14 contact hours with all attendees so the course will both start and end promptly.

Course content 

With the rise in awareness of the use of Defibrillators (AEDs) especially in sports environments this course includes full Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training, in accordance with the UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

  • Sports specific practical scenario training
  • A systematic approach to incident management using both primary and secondary surveys (ABCDE)
  • Vital Signs
  • Monitoring conscious casualties
  • Unconsciousness, causes and treatment using safe airway positions
  • External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock
  • CPR Resuscitation procedures, including multi-person CPR
  • Defibrillation and AED use
  • Choking
  • Assessing and treating common sports trauma injuries - head, neck, spine & limb 
  • Manual spinal immobilisation techniques
  • Various techniques to roll a casualty with minimal spinal movement
  • Recognition of concussion - use of Maddock's questions / Pocket CRT
  • Soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains - when to and when not to use ice
  • Cease to play decisions following on field assessment using SALTAPS
  • What to put in your first aid kit
  • How to make an action plan

This course includes using manual immobilisation techniques to manage suspected spinal injuries.  Click here to read our online article about why we feel it is inappropriate to teach the use of spinal boards on this course

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Candidates attending the Pitch-side Sports First Aid course can also request an additional Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. There is no additional time required, just an admin fee to pay. If you want to register for REPs CPD points this additional certificate is endorsed for 8 CPD points.

You can request this certificate when you book your place or via the trainer running the course. After the course has been completed it is no longer possible. 

Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other. Ask about organising a course for your group >>

Sports First Aid Course CalendarWe also have a programme of public sports first aid courses in London for individuals to attend. Dates and locations of these courses are on our course calendar.  View public sports first aid course dates >>

We know all of our trainers personally and our training is consistent regardless of the trainer and the course location. These are high quality, fun and practical courses which give all those attending the skills and confidence that they need should a first aid situation arise. We always receive excellent feedback from candidates.

Happy Customers

"If more people attended courses like this, sports participation would be a lot safer for thousands of people up and down the UK, and serious injuries would be much more likely to be managed effectively and efficiently. Lives might also well be saved. We need more courses like this!!"
Dr Tim Anstiss, B.M., M.Ed., D.Occ.MeD., Member of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Former team physician, UK Athletics

"Thank you for an excellent sports first aid course which has thoroughly prepared me for becoming a sports first aider for trauma management in a multitude of different sports and environments.No other course that I attended has provided me with so much practical application and practice which has inevitably left me more than confident in dealing with scenarios which would ordinarily be beyond my physiotherapy ‘comfort zone''.I will definitely be recommending your course to my physiotherapy colleagues who have an interest in sports. Thank you." 
Lisa Newey, Sports Physiotherapist

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Course - Fitness Sports First Aid Course - 1 day

/live/courses/Untitled design-3.jpgThe 1 day Fitness Sports First Aid course is a fun and practical introduction to first aid in a sports environment giving essential knowledge, skills and decision making processes for all sports first aiders in this sector.

It is specifically designed to meet the needs of Sports Therapists, Group Exercise Instructors, Coaches and Fitness Instructors who don't necessarily require a full 2 day Pitch-side Sports First Aid course or for whom the one day Emergency First Aid at Work course doesn't quite fit their needs.

There are no pre-requisites to attend this course.

Course timings

09:00 - 17:30 or 09:30 - 18:00, depending on the venue. Full details of course timings are on the course calendar and will be emailed to you in a pre-course information pack once your booking is confirmed. 

Course content

  • Safe best practice and awareness of current regulations
  • Sports specific practical scenario training
  • A systematic approach to incident management. Primary Survey
  • Vital signs
  • Airway Management - safe airway positions & dealing with gum shields
  • Return to play decisions following on field assessment using SALTAPS
  • Recognition of concussion - use of Maddock's questions
  • Soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains - when to and when not to use ice
  • CPR Resuscitation procedures - single and multi-person scenarios
  • Safe use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Choking

Qualification Details

Candidates who successfully complete this sports first aid course will receive an 'ITC Level 3 Award in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness' certificate. The certificate is valid for 3 years.

This course is assessed using tutor observation of practical competency. In order to pass the course attendees are required to take a full and active part in practising all of the procedures and protocols taught. This provides the necessary continual assessment opportunities.  There are no written exam papers.

This qualification is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), qualification number 608/0885/0.  The qualification is supported by the sector skills council; Skills for Health and is externally regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales.

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Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other. Ask about organising a sports first aid course for your group >>

Sports First Aid Course CalendarWe also have a programme of public sports first aid courses in London for individuals to attend. Dates and locations of these courses are on our course calendar.  View public sports first aid course dates >>

We know all of our trainers personally and our training is consistent regardless of the trainer and the course location. These are high quality, fun and practical courses which give all those attending the skills and confidence that they need should a first aid situation arise. We always receive excellent feedback from candidates.

Happy Customers

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"The course has taught me the importance of personal and public safety. Managing airways, breathing problems and various injuries and emergencies in both the young and the old is applicable in every situation which will further my development as both a first aider and a future physiotherapist. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to do First Aid for a sports club as the training I received has taught me a skill for life:  The skill to help and save others."
Alison Kelly, Physiotherapy Student

"Just did my Sports First Aid refresher. The day is full on, well structured and very informative. At times one feels like a complete idiot when having to go through the sequences again and again but it's all important and always for a very good reason. Loads to take in and loads to get out of it. Fantastic instructors with great sense of humour. Comes highly recommended."
Claudia Lenz, Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist (On-Tour-Massage)

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