FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football ATMMiF-8 Application (formally AREA)

Course duration:

2 days non residential


31st October and 1st November 2017
(attendance is mandatory on all course dates)

Fee includes:

Lunch & Refreshments

Course Fees:


Application deadline:

5th September 2017, 17:00


St. George's Park

Course tutor(s):



Mitch Lacey

Course Overview:

The course is a training programme designed to address the needs of doctors and physiotherapists who are primarily responsible for the pre-hospital management of the acutely injured or ill athlete in a sports environment.
Course pre-requisites:
Doctors: GMC registration number
Physiotherapists: HCPC registration number
Sports Therapists: Sports Therapy Degree and Member of Society of Sports Therapist

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.

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 will only be confirmed on the course once full payment has been made.

Who is it for?:

The FA AREA 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.

The course is accredited with Faculty of Immediate Medical Care at the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).

Course content:

Cardiac arrest
Spinal injury
Basic and Advanced Life Support (BLS and ALS)
Use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
Advanced airway management
Fractures and Dislocations
Head injury
Maxillo-facial injury


Pre-course task:

Reading (ATTMiF Manual) you will be sent the link via Sharefile.
MCQ will be sent via email.

Post-course task:


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 which may include bringing in footballers to ensure there are sufficient numbers of players.

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 below. Your application will then be vetted by the Course Director and a payment link will sent to you via email if you are successful in your application. Your place on the course will not be guaranteed until payment has been made.


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