Pitch-Side Sports First Aid Course With AED Training
This pitch-side first aid course is intended for people who want to work as a sports first aider. You will learn how to deal with injuries and accidents. The course is 14 hours long and is divided into two days.
Almost all professional associations will accept members who have received first-aid training. If you are unsure about what you are allowed to do outside of your regular job, contact your professional association for more information.
The important thing to remember is that, regardless of your professional background, you must operate within the boundaries of your own expertise.
This course will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to provide emergency first aid and care for injured athletes on the field.
If you pass the course, you will be awarded a three-year certificate.
There is no prerequisite knowledge or experience required for this course.
Our sports first aid course covers the following content:
Introduction to sports first aid and the role of the first aider
The principles of first aid, including the DRABC approach
The contents of a first aid kit and how to use them
How to assess and manage an emergency situation
Basic life support (CPR & defibrillator) techniques
Dealing with common sports injuries, such as muscle strains and sprains, cuts, and abrasions
Techniques for immobilising injured limbs using supports and wraps
How to apply a plaster or dressing to a wound
Pain relief managementAssessment and management of injuries to bones and joints
Recognition and management of concussion
Care of head, neck, nose and eye injuries
By the end of the course, participants should be confident in providing basic first aid care for sports injuries, both in an emergency situation and in a non-urgent setting. They will have gained knowledge on how to use different types of bandages, wraps and supports to provide effective pain relief and support to injured muscles, bones and joints.
Some of our clients who trust us with their training:
What are the common sports injuries?
Fortunately, serious conditions, such as heart failure, are rare on the sports field. However, physical injuries are not.
The most common sports injuries include:
PATELLOFEMORAL SYNDROME: A CONDITION THAT INVOLVES THE KNEES, USUALLY CAUSED BY AN INITIAL SLIP OR FALL ON THE KNEES, OR A JOINT IMBALANCE.
SHOULDER INJURY: DAMAGE THAT COMMONLY RESULTS FROM MUSCLE STRAINS, LIGAMENT ISSUES, DISLOCATIONS, AND MISALIGNMENTS.
TENNIS ELBOW: AN INFLAMMATION OF THE ELBOW JOINT FROM EXCESSIVE USE THAT CAN RESULT IN EXTREME PAIN AND LOSS OF GRIP STRENGTH.
HAMSTRING STRAIN: DAMAGE TO THE MUSCLE AT THE BACK OF THE LEG, LEADING TO LOSS OF STRENGTH AND PAINFUL TEARS IN MUSCLE FIBRES.
SCIATICA: SHOOTING PAINS THAT RUN DOWN THE BACK.
CONCUSSION: HEAD INJURIES THAT DISRUPT THE CEREBRAL CAVITY.
Sport first aid courses can help first aiders respond to all these common sporting injuries and many others.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO SHOULD TAKE first aid for sports?
Anyone involved in sporting activities, such as coaches, athletes, trainers, instructors, and students, should consider taking a sports first aid course. This includes those who are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of others during exercise and sporting events.
WHAT IS THE PASS RATE FOR A first aid for sport course?
At Skills Training Group, we are proud to offer sport first aid courses with a reported 99.3% pass rate. Our courses are of high quality and allow participants to effectively learn and demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge for effective first aid in a sport setting. We are confident in the effectiveness of our courses and are dedicated to providing a comprehensive understanding of sport first aid to all of our participants.
WHO IS TEACHING THE SPORT FIRST AID COURSE?
Our sport first aid courses are taught by fully qualified instructors. Our instructors have the education, certifications, and experience needed to effectively instruct and assess participants in the sport first aid knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively to casualties in a sporting environment. Their expertise, combined with the course's comprehensive content, gives participants the confidence and understanding they need to perform proper first aid techniques and knowledge. Our instructors are committed to assisting our participants in successfully completing their sport first aid certificate assessment, and we strive to provide a comprehensive learning experience for all participants in our sport first aid courses.
WHERE DO YOU OFFER THESE COURSES?
We offer the sports courses nationwide - England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.
Why is first aid considered an important aspect in the field of sports?
Sports first aiders can’t stop all sports accidents, but they can reduce the impact when they happen. People consider them an important aspect in the field of sports because they can provide immediate medical attention in a high-risk environment. 71 per cent of people in the UK, for instance, say that they were injured playing football.
Sports people sustain two kinds of injuries that require first aid: acute and chronic.
Acute injuries are those that come on suddenly. These tend to be the most serious, such as dislocated joints, concussion, and so on, while chronic conditions are ongoing and relate more closely to a player’s physiology.
In normal life, both acute and chronic injuries/conditions can occur. But, as we have seen, they tend to be significantly more prevalent in sports settings.
Sports first-aiders help to manage this risk. They are a critical element of due diligence for any sporting organisation, school, or club. Having a first aider on-site or pitch-side proves that you are doing everything you can to protect the people you serve.