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.


"I enjoyed the way in which the course was presented and the fact that we were having to apply our knowledge to changing scenarios every time. By the end of the course we had been given lots of opportunity to practice how we should respond to different scenarios.I also enjoyed the number of different feedback mechanisms that were utilised throughout the course. Going outside was particularly relevant!"
Dean Seeliger - Senior Sports Lecturer
Hartpury College
"I found the React First Sport Course very valuable for me as a physiotherapy student. I have become more aware and competent in how to carry out emergency first aid in sports and on the side line. The two day course was diverse, challenging and above all fun. The professional communication and performance skills I learned will no doubt further develop my physiotherapy training. Prior to the course I was unsure of how to respond in an emergency situation however now due to the practical and theoretical expertise offered I feel I am competent to manage an emergency incident both on an off the sports field.The practical training I received was extremely useful. The educator mimicked real life scenarios introducing an element of pressure in order to teach us how to react to the unexpected, non text book situations. Previous first aid courses I have attended never incorporated this and I found it both unique and most beneficial. From the practical training I felt I learned to communicate effectively with others, enhance my leadership skills in directing and delegating roles for help to bystanders whilst remaining calm, prioritising the casualty's management and above all being confident in the emergency action I was carrying out.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