First Aid for Sport, Activities and Recreation is a Lv 2 first aid training course specifically designed with sports trainers, teachers and coaches in mind. Successful completion of this 2 day training course will ensure those with a training, teaching or coaching qualification are able to meet the required standard for administering appropriate first aid to any one injured whilst conducting sports or outward bound activities.
This course is designed to support anyone already participating or involved in training, teaching or coaching and those interested in pursuing a career path in these disciplines. It is a comprehensive first aid course that is divided over the two days into two units. With units focusing on the basic and more immediate aspects of sports related injuries. The course covers various topics and sports related subjects dealing with both adults and children first aid. This ensures the candidates have sufficient knowledge, training and confidence to deal with any first aid emergency that arises during their training or coaching period.
The following subject and areas are covered:
- The role of the First Aider;
- Communicating with a casualty and bystanders;
- The content of a first aid kit;
- How to minimise and avoid cross infection;
- How to record incidents and accidents;
- How to safely assess the situation and prioritise your casualty or casualties;
- How to assess the situation or circumstances in order to act safely and effectively in an emergency;
- Understand how to administer first aid to a casualty who:
- Is unconscious (including seizures) - adults and children.
- Requires cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - adults and children.
- Is choking – adults and children.
- Is wounded, bleeding and bleeding control.
- Is in shock (including anaphylactic shock).
- Has burns and scalds including friction burns and sunburn.
- Has fractures including spinal injuries.
- Has a minor bleed from a specific area: face, mouth, tongue, loss of teeth, ripped nails.
- Has suffered winding or an asthma attack.
- Has a simple or complicated chest injury.
- Is suffering from the effects of heat or cold
- Has suffered Angina or heart attack.
- Has suffered a sprain, strain or dislocations, damage to Achilles tendon and cramp.
On successful completion of the course the candidate will receive an industry recognised Activity First Aid Certificate which is valid for three years.
The course duration is 2 days and each day will lasts approximately 7 hours (depending on group size) starting at 08:30 am and finishing at 4:30 pm.
Candidates will receive continuous practical assessment throughout each training day. They will be required to take a practical test and sit and pass a multi-choice question paper to gain the qualification.
A basic level of both spoken and written English will be required. Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
Refreshments and lunch are provided on this course and are included in the course fee.