Sports First Aid Manchester

React First has expanded its highly popular sports first aid programme to Manchester. We run regular 1 and 2 day sports first aid courses for individuals to attend. We found that a lot of attendees were travelling down from the North of the UK to attend our London courses so we decided to save you the journey.

We have two different Sports First Aid Courses:

Pitchside Sports First Aid with AED Training - A 2 day course designed specifically to meet the needs of those responsible for first aid in a pitchside environment. The course covers all essential life saving first aid techniques as well as sports injury management and AED training, all of which are covered in the context of a pitchside environment. 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

Fitness First Aid - A 1 day course for those working in a sporting environment where the content of an Emergency First Aid at Work course doesn't cover things that it is likely they will be called on to deal with such as assessing and managing sports specific injuries and medical emergencies such as asthma attacks. It is suitable for:

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

For the full course content, CPD accreditation details and for answers to some frequently asked questions visit our Sports First Aid page. 

Manchester Sports First Aid Venues

A range of weekday and weekend courses run at Bolton Arena, just North of Manchester. Courses run from 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Bolton Arena, Arena Approach Horwich, Bolton BL6 6LB.

Bolton Arena is situated in the Middlebrook Leisure & Retail Park, next to the Reebok Stadium. This is a great venue which is incredibly easy to access from all over the North.  it is just 300 metres from J6 of the M61 and 200 metres from Horwich Parkway railway station



Book Your Place Online

Dates for Sports First Aid Courses in Manchester over the next 6 months are in the diary so Click here to visit our full open course calendar to book your place. or call us on 0330 440 1211.


In-house First Aid Courses

We deliver courses nationwide. If you would like to organise an in-house sports first aid course for your group in or around Manchester please email your requirements to: or call us on 0330 440 1211. Prices for standard courses is listed on our prices page. If you have specific requirements just let us know in your email and we can tailor your quote.

React First is approved by the Awarding Organisation "ITC First" to deliver QCF and SQA First Aid Qualifications.


"As part of our clubs personal development, 10 of our coaches, instructors and senior members undertook the one day Sport First Aid course. After careful consideration of several course providers, Gurumu Taekwondo decided to use React First - we were not disappointed.As the Chief Instructor of the club and Head Coach at competitions I was keen to ensure that my team was suitably equipped with the knowledge, skills and the confidence to deal with any unexpected emergency situations. In a full contact sport, such as Taekwondo, accidents can be frequent - the course instilled in the participants the confidence to manage any situation effectively.We, as a team, were impressed by React Firsts'' accreditations, their organisation and regular contact prior to the course, their knowledge and most of all the understanding and professionalism with which the course was delivered.The 7-hour course was well structured and the day passed quickly. Throughout the day my team were motivated from start to finish through the interactive exercises we engaged in, and with the messages hopefully well embedded in our minds. Thank you to Charles and Jenny for a job well done.STOP A-ASSESSWe definitely will be using React First again."
Mr SivaKumar Renganathan - Chief Instructor
Gurumu Taekwondo
"React First has been training my students at the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM) regularly for the last five years.  During this time I have had consistent positive feedback.  It is delivered in a way that is specific to the students and practical.  Attendees report that they found it very worthwhile and fun.  Consequently I have increased the frequency of courses and the number of attendees on them.  I have been impressed by the instructor''s ability to adapt to the needs of the student, making their learning needs a priority.  React First is reliable and professional in all aspects, from their courses to administration."
Susan Findlay - BSc, RGN, Dip SMRP, MISRM