Emergency Sports and Activity First Aid Course

Course Information

The Emergency Sports and Activity First Aid course is designed for all clients who have an involvement in sports and recreational activities in both the professional and voluntary sectors. The course can be easily adapted through the inclusion of appropriate outdoor scenarios to meet the needs of the outdoor world.

This course will provide participants with the opportunity to gain fundamental knowledge and skills in order to recognise and manage common injuries sustained in activities and provide immediate non-emergency care.

The course covers the content of Emergency First Aid and, as such, the course will meet the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland for training emergency aid to the appointed person.

Course Specification

Intended Participant: Sports coaching staff, team managers, trainers, teachers, leisure staff, activity leaders
Max Student Instructor Ratio: 12 Candidates: 1 Instructor
Max Class Size: 24 Candidates (with 2 instructors)
Course Duration:

Initial Training: 7 hours
Retraining time: 7 hours

Assessment: Continuous by instructor
Certificate Expiry:

3 years from date of completion



Content and Materials

Student Materials Includes:
• Essential Skills and Reference Guide
• Successful Completion Card
• Emergency Plan & Guidance Card
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course.


Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills.


Course Topics


Principles of First Aid
Chain Of Survival
Emergency Management Procedure
Care Cycle™

Scene Safety

Scene Survey
Exposure Protection

Basic Life Support

Primary Survey, Recovery Position & Reassessment
CPR Adult (Cardiopulmonary
CPR Child
Alternative Ventilation Procedures
Introduction to Automated External
Choking Adult and Child

Life Threatening Conditions

Severe Bleeding
Shock Management

Secondary Survey

Patient History Taking
Physical Assessment
Localised Physical Assessment
Epilepsy and Seizures
Patient Report Form (PRF)

First Aid Health and Safety

First Aid Kit
Accident Recording