Sports First Aid Courses London

React First is a leading provider of sports fist aid training in the UK. Our practical, active and thoughtful courses are specifically designed for those working either as fitness instructors or as first aiders in a pitchside sports or contact environment.

We have two different Sports First Aid Courses:

Pitchside Sports First Aid with AED Training (ITC) - 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 (SCQF) - this is 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 asthma attacks:

  • 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. 

Book Your Place Online

Dates for Sports First Aid Courses in London over the next 6 to 12 months are in the diary so click here to visit our full open course calendar to book your place. or call us on 0207 193 2608.

London Sports First Aid Venues

  • Pimlico Academy, London, SW1V 3AT. Weekend courses for both Pitchside Sports First Aid and Fitness First Aid courses are run here.

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  • Royal College of Pathologists, London, SW1Y 5AF. A variety of weekday and weekend sports first aid courses of all types are run from this venue.

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  • University of London Union (ULU), London, WC1E 7HY. Additional weekend Pitchside Sports First Aid courses with AED training are run from here in Autumn and Winter.

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


"Working in a sporting capacity I was keen to undertake a first aid course particular to the requirements of the industry. The sport first aid course created by React First does just that, offering thorough, expertly tailored training that covered all aspects of first aid within a sporting context, with the unique possibility of additional areas of input as requested by individual participants and/or organisations.The approach to teaching was clear, methodical and patient, which greatly helped in mastering some otherwise challenging concepts, leaving me fully confident in my abilities to implement potentially life-saving first aid, whether on or off the pitch.I have and will continue to encourage others in the industry to undertake this highly recommended sports-specific first aid training with React First."
Marvin Wratten, Sports Osteopath
"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