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First Aid for sporting environments

Why Sports first aid?

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As sports have increased in popularity with the rise in profile of healthy lifestyles so too has the numbers of sports injuries. It in not uncommon at weekends for medical establishments to be crammed full of casualties dressed in their muddy sports kit all waiting for assessment for a multitude of injuries hence the importance of specific sports first aid training.

Along with this increase in budding and willing new players there is a need for expertise and competence in dealing with injuries sustained while minimising pain and furthering the injury.

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We offer two specialist first aid qualifications for sporting environments however these may not wholly fit any one individual club or sporting genre. We are able to tailor our course content and delivery to focus on one sporting area.

We are currently working on the development of a specific First aid in Cycle sport qualification. If you are interested in the possible delivery of this course, please get in touch.

Level 3 Award in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness (RQF)

The 1 Day – 7 hour – Fitness First Aid course  is a great, compact and practical introduction to first aid in a sporting arena giving candidates essential knowledge, skills to help them be confident first aiders in this sector.

We offer this qualification as it is perfect for those working within indoor sporting environments such as gyms, studios or clinics and is excellent for sports leaders or coaches in Rugby and Football clubs, especially youth sections.

ITC Sports First Aid with AED Training 

Our 2 day – 14 hour – Sports First Aid course is an involving and practical course that teaches response to sports trauma and effective incident management  for the sporting environments from team sports to individual eventing sports.

We include full AED (Defibrillator) training to meet the growing need for competence as sports clubs become better equipped  for the growing cohorts of participants.

The course content usually focuses on team sports however we can adapt the delivery of this course to cover a multitude of environments including Track and Field, endurance sports such as triathlon and OCR and contact sports and martial arts. This course is often popular with team physiotherapists or parents and coaches supporting teams or clubs.