FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football ATMMiF Feb 2020 - Register your Interest

Course duration:

2 days non residential


19th and 20th February 2020

Fee includes:

Lunch & Refreshments

Course Fees:



St. George's Park

Course tutor(s):

Tutor to learner ratio 1:6

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 doctors with a GMC registration number
- Be a physiotherapists, 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.

Post-course task:

Learners are recommended to keep up to date with their own continual professional development and to consolidate their learning regularly (minimum monthly) practice of the skills learnt during ITMMiF.

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 any practical activities, you are obliged to declare any relevant, current or previous injuries/illnesses on application. 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 enroll 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 learning difficulty that requires additional time during written and or practical assessment or any specialist requirements for font, text size or assessment purposes then they must be declared at the point of application and as a minimum 7 days prior to the course commencing to allow for adequate requests to be met. Please note a copy of your educational needs report will be required to be submitted along with your declaration.

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 apply below by entering your FA Number (FAN) and password. Your place on the course will not be guaranteed until your pre-requisites have been checked against the application criteria and priorities as alluded to above and/or payment has been made in full when your place has been advised.  


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