FA Level 3 Emergency Medical First Aid in Football EMFAiF-2

Course duration:

1 day


2nd April 2020

Fee includes:

Lunch & Refreshments

Course Fees:


Payment deadline:

19th March 2020(payment will close early if all places on the course have been taken)


Buckinghamshire New University



Course Overview:

EMFAIF is a one-day intensive course that bridges the gap between first aid and medical first aid, aimed at those advanced first aiders, sports scientists, student health care professionals and newly qualified allied healthcare professionals who are working alongside qualified health care professionals in assisting with the provision of immediate care and management of footballers both in the competitive and training environment.

EMFAiF will give successful learners a Practitioner/Learner/Refresher experience that will allow them to work alongside 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 a basic first aid qualification has already been acquired previously. EMFAiF promotes the team-work approach and assume that learners will be working alongside other experienced health care professionals and ambulance crews in on field care and extrication.
Course purpose:

EMFAiF has been designed to deal with life and limb threatening injuries on the field of play and it will concentrate solely around these areas. EMFAiF is not a first aid course nor does it cover basis 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 learner 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 is continually assessed with formative structured guidance provided at the end of the course, to highlight potential for future development that can be shared with other club staff if required. 

Course pre-requisites: 
The course assumes a level of knowledge, therefore as a minimum, The FA recommends that learners must have attended a first aid course in the past, ideally an FA based course but this is not essential.

Who is it for?:

The EMFAiF course is for those practitioners assisting with medical care and extrication on the field of play and who have vast experience of first aid delivery inclusive of (masseurs, fitness trainers, sports scientists, coaches), who may also be responsible for the management of the players in some footballing environments and who may be working in isolation without immediate access to medical provision or who work as part of the on-field care during competitive matches and training.

Course content:

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

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 EMFAiF and are encouraged to share their competency transcript provided at the end of the course with their medical team to continue their development in this area.

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. 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.


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