Level 3 Award in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness

The 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. Level 3 Award in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness is suitable for Sports Therapists, Massage Therapists, Sports Coaches and Leaders, Group Exercise Instructors, Gym Instructors, Personal Trainers and Martial Arts

Course Summary

The 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.

Level 3 Award in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness is suitable for:

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

If you need an FA Sports First Aid course, the 1 day Level 3 Award in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness will be accepted instead of the FA Level 1 IFAiF at the point of recertification.

World Rugby also recognise this course to be equivalent to the World Rugby Level 1 – First Aid in Rugby (FAIR) sports first aid course. Outside of professional rugby where World Rugby provide set criteria and courses for medical training, most physiotherapists working with rugby teams choose to attend our 2 day pitch-side sports first aid course.

Course Structure

  • 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

Certification

Successful candidates will be awarded the Level 3 Award in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness valid for 3 years.

Duration

1 day (7 hours)

Assessment

Activities, test paper, practical assessments

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