This is a three hour workshop for the pitch side first aider, which aims to provide the participant with:

  • Knowledge and practical skills to be able to attend an unconscious player
  • Knowledge and practical skills to be able to recognise and manage a player who is not breathing, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation
  • Knowledge of sudden cardiac arrest in football
  • Knowledge and practical skills to recognise and apply immediate first aid to a number of medical conditions that pose a threat to life
  • Knowledge of the requirements of emergency action planning for football
  • Knowledge of the FA concussion guidelines and appropriate immediate management of the concussed player

The course is open to all with an interest in improving their emergency aid skills. The qualification is valid for a period of three years.



The course will provide the learner with the knowledge and practical skills and an introduction to first aid that will enable them to attend a conscious or unconscious player, ensuring that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s) assumes responsibility for the player.

On completion of the workshop, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognise their role and responsibility as a nominated First Aider
  • Identify the key components of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Identify best practice when summoning medical assistance, in terms of when, how and knowing what information is required
  • Determine whether a player is conscious or unconscious and perform the correct procedure to open the airway
  • Apply the correct techniques whilst performing chest compressions, rescue breathing and automated external defibrillation to a player suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest
  • Discuss appropriate actions following an incident
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms, and administer appropriate immediate first aid when dealing with a range of life threatening conditions that may present in football


  • Emergency Action Planning for football
  • Process Overview
    • Pre-Activity Preparation
    • Reacting to an Incident
    • Approaching the Injured Player
    • Primary Survey (A-E approach)
    • CPR/AED (adults and children)
  • Resuscitation CPR AED Algorithm for adults and children
  • Heart Conditions and sudden cardiac arrest in football
  • Asthma, anaphylaxis, catastrophic bleeding and airway problems
  • Head Injury and concussion - The FA Concussion guidelines
  • Dispelling the myths of first aid management



Learners must be at least 16 years of age


Three hours

Pre and post course reading for development, inclusive of highly recommend e-learning modules to be completed ideally pre course:


When booking on a Hampshire FA Coach Education course, please be aware you are accepting the below Terms & Conditions.

Venue: Greenmount Primary School, PO33 3TP
Course Date: Monday 10th September 2018
Time: 18:30-21:30

Hampshire  FA Terms and Conditions

Attendance & Transfer of  Candidates

• I am aware that I am required to  attend the course in full, and as such cannot bypass days, or transfer between  days from another course.
• I  am aware if I cannot attend one or more of the pre-determined course dates I  must:
 i) Pay a transfer fee of £37.00 and restart my learning from day one  on another course with Hampshire FA, within 12 months of the original course  start date.
 or if attending a standalone 1 day workshop:
 ii) Pay a  transfer fee of £15.00 and restart my learning on another course with Hampshire  FA, within 12 months of the original course start date. 

• I am aware failure to complete a  transferred course within 12 months of the original course start date will  result in both the original course cost and administration fee being retained by  Hampshire FA.

• I am fully aware I am the only  participant who can attend my chosen course, I understand that no other person  may attend in my place should I be unable to attend.

• I  am fully aware I must have access to be able to coach a team/group of players in  England during my qualification.*
 *Applies to FA Level One, FA Level Two, FA  Youth Award Module Three


• If I cancel my booking I will inform  Hampshire FA and will be entitled to a credit note for the value of the  following:
 o 75% return if 2 months’ notice given
 o 50% return  if 1 month notice given
 o 25% return if less than one month given
 o No return if less than 7 days given 


• I am fully  aware of the previously stated mandatory prerequisites to attend my course and  agree to meet them before day one.

• If I do not deliver payment for my  course fee before the commencement of the course, my certificate will be  withheld until payment is settled.

• I am aware should I be serving  General Suspension I cannot attend the course until I have been cleared by the  Discipline Department.  

• You must able to demonstrate fluent  (or almost) speaking, listening, reading and writing English language skills to  take part on any Hampshire FA course.

• If I have any Criminal Convictions  then I agree I MUST inform Hampshire FA of such convictions before  booking.

On Course

• I will respect the course tutor,  course venue and the other candidates and their points of view and I understand  that if my behaviour, language or conduct is deemed ‘unacceptable’, ’offensive’  or ‘harmful’ for any reason, the Hampshire FA and the venues reserves the right  to exclude me for continuing on my chosen course and if necessary, future  courses.

• The Hampshire FA does not accept  responsibility for the loss, or damage to, candidate property or for personal  injury however caused and that I will ensure that I am protected with my own  personal insurance cover through other bodies.

• I am fully aware that my chosen  course may be one which includes the FA Safeguarding children workshop three  hour Workshop, which discusses some sensitive ‘hypothetical’ issues and some  real issues regarding child abuse in its various forms.

• I confirm that I understand the  above statements and their implications and that the information I have provided  on this form is correct to the very best of my knowledge.

Equality &  Inclusion

• Both Hampshire FA & The FA are  committed to football being inclusive and providing a safe and positive  experience for everyone involved in the game.

FA Learning is duty bound to  offer its learners equal opportunity in relation to its educational provision.  Alterative formats are available to ensure learning is inclusive. The learner’s  welfare is paramount to FA Learning at all times, and is centred on positive  learning
Please note that if a learner has a disability (as defined under  the "Equality act 2010" ) that may prevent them participating in either the  classroom or practical sessions, then this should be made known to the course  organiser at the point of registration. 

Equality: FA Education will ensure that it  treats people fairly, with respect, providing access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities in an  atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Education  will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an  individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where  appropriate, to cater for those needs.

Please  note to access this online application, you will need a FAN (FA Number).  

If you have ever been involved in  football or taken an FA Qualification, it is highly likely you already have a  FAN. If you do not know your FAN or password, or need to create a FAN, please  use our FAN FINDER tool by clicking to register/ retrieve your details. Please  be aware that if you already have a FAN, and create another FAN, this could  cause delays in being confirmed on the course and any qualifications being  awarded.



Please note to access this online application, you will need a FAN (FA Number).

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