Course description

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone involved in sporting activities - this could be referees, coaches or players.

Delegates must be 18 or older to attend this course.

You will need a basic command of English to attend this course. We are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, but our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Course duration

One day.

Topics covered

This course covers how to deal with injuries and medical emergencies that can happen during sporting activities.

  • Adult resuscitation (CPR)*
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Chest pains
  • Child resuscitation (CPR)
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Head injuries
  • Heat and cold extremes
  • Managing a casualty outdoors
  • Minor and severe bleeding
  • Primary survey
  • Role of the sports first aider
  • Shock
  • Unresponsive adult
  • Unresponsive child

*We’ve started bringing rescue breaths back into our training.

Delegates learning how to apply a bandage

Assessment and certification


Continuous observation by the trainer.


Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years.

This course is for people involved in sporting activities and will not meet Health and Safety Executive requirements to become a qualified workplace first aider.

For first aid courses appropriate for the workplace, please take a First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work course. If you’re unsure what first aid training is appropriate for your workplace, use our free requirements calculator.

This course is available to run on-site only. To book this course for a group at your premises, please get in touch.

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