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Sports First Aid Course

About our sports first aid course

Injuries such as sprains, fractures, cuts and grazes are a common occurrence in sporting activity. That's why created this sports first aid course. It's not only young people that can suffer from a sports injury. Anybody involved in any sport runs the risk of sustaining an injury.

Join us to learn the basic first aid and how to treat common sports injuries. As it covers a variety of injuries, this training is suitable for anyone involved in any sport.

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sports first aid course who is it for

Who is it for?

This training course is ideal for anyone involved in any sporting activities. Examples include if you are a sports coach or volunteer. You may also consider this course if you are a PE teacher in school or a personal trainer.

sports first aid course how is it assessed

How is it assessed?

Delegates are assessed by our highly experienced St John Ambulance Cymru trainers in line with current HSE guidelines.

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On successful completion of this training, delegates will receive a sports first aid certificate. This certification is valid for three years. After this, you will need to take the course again.

When it comes to sports first aid, St John Ambulance Cymru is one of the leading training providers in Wales. In the UK, St John Ambulance is one of the voluntary aid societies (VAS) who are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as standard setters for first aid training in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. We don't require external accreditation through an Awarding Organisation.

Our St John Ambulance Cymru sports first aid training course will take one day to complete. It is more in-depth than courses taught by other providers. This will enable you to have a thorough understand of sports first aid and how to treat a sports related injury that you might come across.

You will be very well-prepared to deal with a sports injury and offer basic life support after this sports first aid training. However, this certification will not allow you to be a certified first aider. You should book a place on our First Aid at Work if you want to be a first aider. Alternatively you may be interested in our Emergency First Aid at Work course.

Yes, we would absolutely encourage you to join. Our Sports First Aid course is suitable for everyone involved in any sporting environment or sports club. This includes football and rugby. Many injuries received as a result of playing sport will be quite similar, and this sports first aid course will teach you how to provide effective care. You will also learn what goes into a football or rugby first aid kit. As we are the standard-setters for first aid practice, no matter what sport you play or coach, you will find out course teaches you the skills you need in an sports emergency first aid situation.

We have training centres across Wales where we are happy to welcome you. Use our search function find course dates convenient to you. If there are six or more of you that need the training, then we can also come to your premises to deliver on-site training.

What is covered on our Sports First Aid course?

Roles and responsibilities of the sports first aider

Communication and casualty care

Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.

Unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally. (Adult and Child)

Suspected chest pains

Injuries to bones, muscles, and joints

Suspected head injury

Manage shock

Manage bleeding. Minor/severe

Extremes of Heat and Cold

What goes in a first aid kit for sports

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