FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football ATMMiF-79 February 2023 Application for Consideration of a Space on This Course

Course duration:

2 days non residential


1st and 2nd February 2023
(attendance is mandatory on all course dates)

Fee includes:

Lunch & Refreshments

Course Fees:


Application deadline:

7th December 2022 (5pm)


St George's Park 

Course tutor(s):

Tutor to Learner ratio 1:3



This is an application process and does not guarantee your place on the course. Applications close seven weeks before the start of the course and successful applicants will be notified shortly afterwards.

Course Overview: 

The course is a training programme designed to address the needs of doctors and physiotherapists and other therapists who are primarily responsible for the pre-hospital management of the acutely injured or ill athlete in a sports environment.

ATMMiF is a two-day intensive course at the advanced level, aimed at those allied healthcare professionals who are ultimately responsible for immediate care and management of footballers both in the competitive and training environment.

ATMMiF will give successful learners a Leader/Practitioner/Learner/Refresher experience that will allow them to act as the primary care provider in the sports pre-hospital environment of football. the content will compliment current skills and knowledge base and the expectation is that basic first aid qualification has already been acquired. ATMMiF promotes the team-leader approach and assumes that the learners will be leading other experience health care professionals and ambulance crews, and does appreciate in some football settings, especially training, that you may be the only practitioner and therefore does emphasise these skills as well as refreshing currently established clinical skills already acquired in daily practice.

ATMMiF looks at the acquisition of core skills and does not solely consider professional qualifications, to be the Team lead the skills must be present irrespective of professional qualification. 

Course purpose:

ATMMiF has been designed to deal with life and limb threatening injuries on the field of play and the two days will concentrate solely around these areas. ATMMiF is not a first air course nor does it cover basic injury management in football. The course is a mixture of practical and didactic learning, with supporting demonstrations and question and answer sessions to meet all learners needs. learners will leave the course with the ability to preform a structured player A-E assessment in a pressure environment in the presence of a life or limb threatening injury. the course consists of both formative and summative assessment, with 16-hours (minimum) of pre-course preparation. A resit will be allowed on the day, please refer to the course manual for assessment criteria.

Course pre-requisites:

- Be a doctor with a GMC registration number
- Be a physiotherapist, paramedic or nurse with a HCPC registration number
- Graduate Sports Therapists: Sports Therapy Degree and Member of Society of Sports Therapist and have successfully completed the FA Level 4 ITMMiF in the past 3 years or have an expiring ATMMiF qualification.  
Failure to supply any of the above numbers will mean your application will not be considered.
Sports Therapists should email their pre-requisites to education@thefa.com
Failure to do so before the application deadline will result in your application being rejected.
If you are a sports therapist and are not a member of the SST, then please submit a copy of your degree certificate, or proof of membership with an alternative association to education@thefa.com. Again, failure to do so will mean your application will not be considered. 
If you are a third year student, please send proof of enrollment to education@thefa.com.

Applicants will be contacted within seven days of the application deadline to confirm if they have been offered a place on the course. Successful applicants places will only be confirmed on the course once full payment has been made.

Who is it for:

The FA ATMMiF course is designed to address the training needs of doctors and physiotherapists who have the primary responsibility for the management of acutely injured/ill athletes in the football setting

The course is endorsed with Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).

Course content:

Medico-legal issues and duty of care in football
Emergency action planning
Primary A-E approach
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Basic Life Support (BLS) with use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
Airway management and oxygen therapy
Limb threatening fractures/dislocations and their emergency management
Head injury and The FA Concussion guidelines
Spinal injury and management (inclusive of extrication)
Medical emergencies in football
The structured A-E Approach 

Pre-course task:

Reading (ATTMiF Manual) you will be sent the link via Sharefile a week after the payment deadline for the course.

Course Assessment:

On Course Multiple Choice Questionnaire
Competency based Rapid Practice Scenario
Candidates must pass the MCQ and show competency in all skills and scenarios to successfully complete the course.

Dress code:

Standard dress code on the course is casual.

Should the course require any alternative dress, this will be detailed in the course joining instructions.

Medical information/physical requirements:

If you have any medical conditions which limit/hinder your involvement or participation in coaching activities, you are obliged to declare any relevant, current or previous injuries/illnesses. If you are diagnosed as an asthmatic, diabetic or epileptic, or have any allergies that the course staff needs to be aware of, you must advise us accordingly. Please note, a declaration of injury or illness does not automatically preclude you from any course.

You should further be aware that if you are on a regular course of medication for any condition, you must have sufficient medication to cover you throughout the course. Although first aid cover is provided (where applicable) during courses, no doctor is available to replenish regular medication, nor is there any facility to deliver medical treatment for chronic (longstanding) medical conditions.

Please provide any relevant information regarding the above Medical Information during the application process.

If your application to enrol is successful learners will be required to complete a Medical Form prior to commencing the course.

Practical Information:

Please note that if a learner has a disability that may prevent them participating actively in the practical sessions, then this should be made known to the course organiser at the point of registration. The course organiser will then take any necessary steps to cater for the learners requirements.

Filming and photography:

Please be aware that filming and photography of our courses and learners may take place as part of the course delivery.


Please register your application below by entering your FA Number (FAN) and password. Applicants will be contacted within seven days of the application deadline to confirm if they have been offered a place on the course. They will also be sent a payment link. Successful applicants' places will only be confirmed on the course once full payment has been made.


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