SYFA - 16 hours: Scottish Youth Football Association & SFA (SYFA) First Aid

Course Code

SYFA - 16 hours


Football Club First Aid, 2 Days, 16 Hours. This course takes sports first aid to a higher level over two days, and is suitable for sports coaches at Football Clubs. It is a requirement of both the SYFA and the SFA to hold a 2 day 16 hour sports specific first aid course such as this.

Due Diligence Checks

First Aid Training Co-operative meet the Employer's HSE Due Diligence requirements for first aid training.

Instruction Method

Theoretical training and practical scenarios are used together to incrementally develop skills throughout the course. Come prepared to be active and participate in progressive scenario practice.


No prerequisite first aid knowledge is required


Course content:

Safe best practice and awareness of current regulations

Sports specific practical scenario training

Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour

Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE

Airway Management - safe airway positions & dealing with gum shields, CPR for Cardiac Arrest, Drowning / Child CPR, choking (child & adult)

Use of defibrillator / AED

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

Arm and Leg injuries

Head Injuries and concussion, helmet removal techniques

Spinal management

Environmental Considerations - Hypothermia, hyperthermia, and cold injuries

Common Illnesses & Medical Emergencies - heart attack, angina, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy

What to put in your first aid kit and first aid room

How to make an action plan


This course is tailored specifically to SYFA and SFA coaches. Other sports coaches should consider our First Aid for Sports Coaches and Exercise Professionals 2 Day course. This has the same content, but is not Football specific.

Duration (in days)


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07 Sep 2019

08 Sep 2019

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site
Location Dates Price exc. VAT   Status
EICA at RATHO, Edinburgh 07 – 08 Sep 2019 £143.00 Registration Closes
Sep 07, 2019 9:45AM

EICA at RATHO, Edinburgh

07 – 08 Sep 2019

£143.00 exc. VAT


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