Sports First Aid

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In the UK, an estimated 80,000 fractures occur yearly due to sporting activities. That’s why Sports First Aid knowledge is essential.

This Sports First Aid course is designed to teach Sports First Aiders, Sports Coaches, PE Teachers, Personal Trainers, Athletes, Gym Staff and other professionals to provide quality sports first aid. This course covers essential information on major injuries, life-saving procedures and first aid assessments.

Through our comprehensively guided course, you will get introduced to sports first aid and learn the roles and responsibilities of a sports first aider, as well as know-how to assess a patient’s condition and how to conduct both primary and secondary surveys. You will also explore the contents of a first aid kit and know how to perform life saving procedures like chest compressions, CPR and how to place someone in a resting position.

This course will ensure you know how to deal with common, minor, major and environmental injuries, from fractures to sprains to concussions to heatstroke. Also, you will learn the best practice procedures to consider when providing first aid to a casualty. And lastly, you will gain ample confidence and skills required to remain calm and handle a first-aid emergency with utmost care.

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Who Should Take The Sports First Aid Course?

This Sports First Aid Course applies to, but is not limited to, those in the following professions:

  • Sports Coach
  • PE Teacher
  • Athlete
  • Personal Trainer
  • Gym staff


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.


Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Learning Outcomes of Sports First Aid Course

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:


At the end of the Sports First Aid Course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.


For how long is Sports First Aid certificate valid?

Our certifications have no expiry dates, but we recommend renewing them every 12 months.

Will I receive a certificate after completing this course?

Yes, you will receive a free Digital Certificate after completing first aid training. However, if you want, you can also order the Digital Transcript, Hardcopy Certificate & Transcript. Ordering page link: https://www.trainingexpress.org.uk/certificate/

How long is a Sports First Aid course in the UK?

This Sports First Aid course duration is 4 hours and 15 minutes. But you can do it on your own schedule and take however long you might need. There’s no restriction on that. 

How do I purchase this course?

  1. Find the right course on our website. You can take this course or find any course from the Courses section of our website.
  2. Click on 'Take This Course' button, and you will be directed to your Cart.   3. You can update the course quantity and remove any unwanted items in the Cart, and after that, click on the 'Checkout' option and enter your billing details.   4. Once the payment is made, you will receive an email with the login credentials, and you can start learning after logging into the portal. 

Course Curriculum

In this introductory module, we will learn about the role and responsibilities of a sports first aider and explore the topics that will be discussed in this course.

In module two, we’ll learn how to conduct a primary and secondary survey to assess the condition of a casualty. It covers key topics such as full body examination, symptoms, monitoring vital signs, disability and medical history.

In module three, we will explore life-saving first aid procedures, with step-by-step guidance on CPR and chest compressions, and how to place someone in the resting position.

Module four provides a detailed overview of common minor sports injuries, such as sprains and black eyes, with essential information on their treatment and recovery.

Module five provides a detailed overview of major sports injuries, such as head inquiries and concussion, with essential information on their treatment and recovery. 

Module six takes a look at environmental injuries, such as climatic injuries like frostbite, with essential information on their treatment and recovery.

In module seven, we will learn what constitutes a medical emergency, with guidance on what to do if a person is suffering from a heart attack, stroke, asthma attack and other life-threatening emergencies.

In module eight, we will learn about best practice procedures you need to keep in mind when providing first aid, such as removing clothing and headgear safely. It also includes essential information on permission and consent.

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