Sports and Activity First Aid Course

Course Information

The Sports and Activity First Aid course is designed for all clients who have an involvement in sports and recreational activities in both the professional and voluntary sectors. The course can be easily adapted through the inclusion of appropriate outdoor scenarios to meet the needs of the outdoor world.

This course will provide participants with the opportunity to gain fundamental knowledge and skills in order to recognize and manage common injuries sustained in activities and provide immediate non-emergency care

The course covers the content of Emergency First Aid and, as such, the course will meet the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive for training emergency aid to the appointed person.

This course is mapped to the learning outcomes of the Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid.

Course Specification

Intended Participant:

Sports coaching staff, team managers, trainers, teachers, leisure staff, activity leaders

Max Class Size:

25 Candidates

Course Duration:

Initial Training: 12 hours
Retraining time: 12 hours

Certificate Expiry:

3 years from the date of completion
First Aid International is approved by the Health and Safety Executive approval number:
Great Britain 1397/94 – Northern Ireland 136


Knowledge and skills assessment

Course Information Sheet:
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Student Materials Includes:

• Essential Skills and Reference Guide
• Successful Completion Card
• Emergency Plan & Guidance Card
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course


Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills.

Course Topics

  • Principles of First Aid
  • Chain Of Survival
  • Emergency Management Procedure
  • Care Cycle ™
Scene Safety:
  • Scene Survey
  • Exposure Protection
Basic Life Support:
  • Primary Survey, Recovery Position & Reassessment
  • CPR Adult (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • CPR Child
  • Alternative Ventilation Procedures
  • Introduction to Automated External
  • Defibrillation
  • Choking Adult and Child
Life Threatening Conditions:
  • Severe Bleeding
  • Shock Management
Secondary Survey:
  • Patient History Taking
  • Physical Assessment
  • Localized Physical Assessment
  • Patient Report Form (PRF)
First Aid Topics:
  • Common Injuries
  • Environmental Problems
  • Circulatory Problems
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Other Medical Emergencies
First Aid Health and Safety:
  • First Aid Kit
  • Accident Recording