Sports Injuries First Aid - Level 1

Sports Injuries First Aid – Level 1 course

The Sports Injuries First Aid – Level 1 course provides basic training for people who are required to be first aiders within their sports club.

Who should attend?
This course is designed for anyone that is involved in sports where there is potential for someone to be injured or become ill. As this course deals with the first aid treatment for sports injuries, it is suitable for the majority of sporting activities.

On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to:

  • correctly manage an incident and a casualty, including keeping yourself safe, prioritising casualties, conducting primary and secondary surveys
  • maintain accurate records
  • identify disorders of breathing, including choking
  • place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position and provide the correct treatment for shock
  • perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult and child
  • identify different types of bleeding and give the appropriate treatment to various wounds
  • identify and treat various head injuries, including concussion, compression and serious head injury
  • recognise the contents of a sports injury first aid kit

How long does the course last?
1 day. Candidates are required to complete six contact hours of training and assessment. It is therefore necessary that candidates are able to attend for the whole duration of the course to allow them to be eligible for continuous assessment and certification.

9.00am until 4.45pm

Candidates will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of underpinning knowledge and practical skills competence will be required for certification.

Successful candidates will receive a St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd ‘Sports Injuries First Aid – Level 1’ certificate, which is valid for three years.

Important information
Please consider the following factors when choosing your candidate(s) to attend our Sports Injuries First Aid – Level 1 course:

  • reliability, disposition and communication skills
  • aptitude and ability to absorb new knowledge and learn new skills
  • ability to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures

Need more information?
If you need further information regarding our Sports Injuries First Aid – Level 1 course please call 0300 4 666 999 or email