Sports First Aid - 1 Day - Level 2


The Sports First Aid course is a great introduction to first aid in a sport and fitness environment.  It is specifically designed to meet the needs of Sports Therapists, Group Exercise Instructors and Coaches who don't necessarily require a full 2 day pitch side first aid course.

The certificate entitles the candidate to be a First Aider for 3 years from date of issue. There are no pre-requisites to attend this course.



A minimum of seven contact hours in the classroom,

consisting of practical and theoretical

activities, plus some pre-course activity could be




•Safe best practice and awareness of current regulations

•Sports specific practical scenario training

•A systematic approach to incident management.

•Primary Survey

•Vital signs

•Airway Management - safe airway positions & dealing with gum shields

•Return to play decisions following on field assessment using SALTAPS

•Recognition of concussion - use of Maddock's questions

•Soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains - when to and when not to use ice

•CPR Resuscitation procedures - single and multi-person scenarios


•What to put in your first aid kit



Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a

three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE and

HSENI strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three




A maximum of 15 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a

minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.