First Aid for Sports Coaches and Exercise Professionals - 16 hours

First Aid for Sports Coaches and Exercise Professionals - 16 Hours

First Aid for Sports Coaches and Exercise Professionals - our 16 Hour, 2 day, Sports First Aid course has been designed to meet the needs of sports coaches, fitness professionals, exercise professionals, walk leaders, running leaders and other volunteers and professionals involved in sports provision.

This course includes an outdoor component to ensure the extra risks and first aid requirements likely to be encountered in outdoor activity have been thoroughly addressed.

If you are a jog or run leader, coach or lead bootcamps, outdoor fitness and circuits to name but a few, this is the course for you.

Our courses are taught by qualified trainers and is specifically designed as Sports specific First Aid. The course is scenario based and covers leg injury, head and spinal injury management plus CPR for adults and children.

Core course content:

  • Safe best practice and awareness of current regulations
  • Sports specific practical scenario training
  • A systematic approach to incident management. Primary Survey
  • Secondary Surveys
  • Vital signs
  • CPR for Cardiac Arrest, CPR for Drowning, CPR for Children
  • Choking recognition and management
  • Use of AED with practical session
  • 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
  • Dealing with fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Illness - asthma, diabetes, epilepsy
  • What to put in your first aid kit
  • How to make an action plan

Our courses meet the HSE standards for 'Due Diligence' for first aid providers.

Accreditation - The First Aid Training Co-operative is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organisation. You can reply on our quality assured systems for the appropriate training assessment and accreditation of your course. The Co-op is also a member of the Scottish First Aid Association and operative is insured through the Association of First Aiders, whom we are also members.

We only run these courses for private groups, please Contact Us to book a group course at your venue for group sizes of four people upwards.