Sports First Aid

Prompt and effective Sports First Aid can make a hugely positive difference to the time and ability of an athlete to recover from injury. Whilst these course cover basic life support the focus is on managing incidents and competently assessing whether a casualty should be returning to activity or not.

We run a Fitness First Aid - 1 Day First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness certificate  which is suitable for:

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

Our Pitch Side First Aid - 2 day Sports First Aid with AED certificate is focused more specifically on pitch side first aid and 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

You can attend one of our open 1 and 2 day sports first aid courses as an individual or arrange a group course to be taught at your own venue.

React First is registered with Skills Active so that REPs members may use attendance at many of our first aid courses for a maximum of 8 CPD points per year. The ACPSM accept our sports first aid course for Bronze level CPD.

If you have any questions about the ability of our course 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
August - Tues 5 Fitness First Aid - 1 Day Sports First Aid certificate
Royal College of Pathologists, London, SW1Y 5AF
99.00
+ vat 
August - Sat 9 & Sun 10 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
Shadwell Basin Activity Centre, London, E1W 3TD
185.00
+ vat 
August - Thurs 14 & Fri 15 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
Royal College of Pathologists, London, SW1Y 5AF
185.00
+ vat 
August - Wed 20 & Thurs 21 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
Bolton Arena, Bolton, BL6 6LB
185.00
+ vat 
September - Wed 3 Fitness First Aid - 1 Day Sports First Aid certificate
Royal College of Pathologists, London, SW1Y 5AF
99.00
+ vat 
September - Sat 6 Fitness First Aid - 1 Day Sports First Aid certificate
Shadwell Basin Activity Centre, London, E1W 3TD
99.00
+ vat 
September - Sat 13 & Sun 14 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
Bolton Arena, Bolton, BL6 6LB
185.00
+ vat 
September - Sun 28 Fitness First Aid - 1 Day Sports First Aid certificate
Bolton Arena, Bolton, BL6 6LB
99.00
+ vat 
October - Sat 11 & Sun 12 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
Bolton Arena, Bolton, BL6 6LB
185.00
+ vat 
October - Sat 11 & Sun 12 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
University of London Union, London, WC1E 7HY
185.00
+ vat 
October - Sat 18 & Sun 19 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
University of London Union, London, WC1E 7HY
185.00
+ vat 
Oct - Fri 24 Fitness First Aid - 1 Day Sports First Aid certificate
Royal College of Pathologists, London, SW1Y 5AF
99.00
+ vat 
November - Mon 10 & Tues 11 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
Royal College of Pathologists, London, SW1Y 5AF
185.00
+ vat 
November - Sat 22 & Sun 23 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
Bolton Arena, Bolton, BL6 6LB
185.00
+ vat 
November - Fri 28 Fitness First Aid - 1 Day Sports First Aid certificate
Royal College of Pathologists, London, SW1Y 5AF
99.00
+ vat 
November - Sat 29 & Sun 30 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
University of London Union, London, WC1E 7HY
185.00
+ vat 
December - Sun 7 Fitness First Aid - 1 Day Sports First Aid certificate
Bolton Arena, Bolton, BL6 6LB
99.00
+ vat 
December - Tues 16 Fitness First Aid - 1 Day Sports First Aid certificate
Royal College of Pathologists, London, SW1Y 5AF
99.00
+ vat 
December - Wed 17 & Thurs 18 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
Bolton Arena, Bolton, BL6 6LB
185.00
+ vat 
Jan - Sat 24 & Sun 25 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
University of London Union, London, WC1E 7HY
185.00
+ vat 
March - Sat 7 & Sun 8 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
University of London Union, London, WC1E 7HY
185.00
+ vat 
March - Sat 14 & Sun 15 Pitch Side Sports First Aid with AED Training - 2 Days
University of London Union, London, WC1E 7HY
185.00
+ vat 
 

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

This is a highly practical sports trauma and incident management course which includes full AED (Defibrillator) Training and is delivered in 14hrs over 2 days. It is specifically for anyone who will be working as a ptichside 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 

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Due to popular demand and the rise in awareness of the use of Defibrillators (AEDs) especially in sports environments this course now includes full AED and Defibrillation training, in accordance with the UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

 

  • Safe best practice and awareness of current regulations
  • Sports specific practical scenario training
  • A systematic approach to incident management using ABCDE
  • Vital Signs
  • Monitoring conscious casualties
  • Unconsciousness, causes and treatment using safe airway positions
  • External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock
  • CPR Resuscitation procedures. Single person and multi-person CPR
  • Defibrillation and AED use
  • Choking
  • Assessing and treating common sports trauma injuries - head, neck, spine & limb 
  • Manual immobilisation techniques
  • Recognition of concussion - use of Maddock's questions
  • 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 include 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.

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 and Manchester for individuals to attend. Dates and locations of these courses are on our course calendar.  View public 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 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 First Aid - 1 Day First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness certificate

The 1 Day First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness certificate course is a great introduction to first aid in a sports environment the essential knowledge, skills and decisions for all first aiders in this sector, especially addressing the influence of sports activity and specialist equipment, such as gum shields, upon casualty care.

It is specifically designed to meet the needs of Sports Therapists, Group Exercise Instructors and Coaches who don't necessarily require a full 2 day course.

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the candidate and the successful completion of a 10 question multiple choice question sheet. 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. 

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
  • Choking
  • What to put in your first aid kit
  • How to make an action plan

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 and Manchester for individuals to attend. Dates and locations of these courses are on our course calendar.  View public 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

"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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First Aid for Sport Exercise and Fitness

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