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The Sports First Aid course is designed to teach sports coaches, PE teachers, personal trainers, and other professionals who work in this industry, how to provide quality sports first aid in the workplace. It covers essential information on major injuries, life-saving procedures and first aid assessments.
Through case studies and practical exercises, you will learn about the role and responsibilities of the sports first aider, exploring the contents of the first aid kit in detail. Our experienced instructor will take you through procedures and best practice for dealing with a range of minor, major and environmental injuries, from sprains to concussions and frostbite.
By the end of this course, you will have excellent practical and theoretical knowledge, with the ability to take control in the case of any first aid emergency. You’ll also have the confidence and skills to perform CPR and calm a casualty down while emergency services arrive.
Who Should Take The Sports First Aid Course
This Sports First Aid training course applies to, but is not limited to, those in the following professions:
- Sports Coach
- PE Teacher
- Personal Trainer
- Gym staff
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
Learning Outcomes of Sports First Aid Course
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
In this introductory module, we will learn about the role and responsibilities of a sports first aider and explore the topics that will be discussed in this course.
In module two, we’ll learn how to conduct a primary and secondary survey to assess the condition of a casualty. It covers key topics such as full body examination, symptoms, monitoring vital signs, disability and medical history.
In module three, we will explore life-saving first aid procedures, with step-by-step guidance on CPR and chest compressions, and how to place someone in the resting position.
Module four provides a detailed overview of common minor sports injuries, such as sprains and black eyes, with essential information on their treatment and recovery.
Module five provides a detailed overview of major sports injuries, such as head inquiries and concussion, with essential information on their treatment and recovery.
Module six takes a look at environmental injuries, such as climatic injuries like frostbite, with essential information on their treatment and recovery.
In module seven, we will learn what constitutes a medical emergency, with guidance on what to do if a person is suffering from a heart attack, stroke, asthma attack and other life-threatening emergencies.
In module eight, we will learn about best practice procedures you need to keep in mind when providing first aid, such as removing clothing and headgear safely. It also includes essential information on permission and consent.