First Aid tailored to American Football, with the same skills being transferable into First Aid for everyday life.
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

First Aid for American Football (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 5 hours and 11 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

This First aid course for American Football has been designed with and approved by the British American Football Coaches Association.  It covers the likely illnesses and injuries that are likely to be found on the football field.  It also includes a section on helping the Paramedic in an emergency where you will learn to help the Paramedic when needed.

This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a First aid course for American Football. The course is available as a classroom, blended or online course. The certificate is valid for 3 years and a recommended annual refresher can be done online.

This course covers basic first aid and is aimed at people who need first aid who work in various sports sectors. It not only covers basic first aid but also all the specific problems that arise in sports. Primary and secondary subjects are covered, including soft tissue injuries, head injuries, types of cuts, and many illnesses that could arise.

All our first aid courses fully meet the latest UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. To find out more from the British American Football Coaches Association click here.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Coaches
  • Trainers
  • Managers
  • Players
  • Parents

This course comes with 7.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 5 hours and 11 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Introduction to Sports First Aid

  • Introduction to Sports First Aid
  • Sports First Aid Course Overview

Initial Care and Safety

  • Fears of first aid
  • Asking permission to help
  • Scene Safety
  • Calling the EMS
  • Waiting for the EMS to Arrive
  • The Chain of Survival
  • DRAB and the ABCDs
  • Barriers and Gloves
  • How to use face shields
  • Hand Washing
  • Adult Bag Valve Mask
  • Recovery Position and Care of the Patient

Cardiac Arrest and CPR

  • Adult CPR Introduction
  • When to call for assistance
  • Heart Attack Care
  • Adult CPR
  • Hands-only CPR Breakdown
  • CPR Hand Over
  • Resuscitation of children
  • Child CPR
  • Child CPR Breakdown
  • Infant CPR
  • AED Introduction
  • Drowning
  • Effective CPR
  • Improving compressions
  • Improving breaths
  • Near and secondary drowning

Choking Management

  • Adult Choking
  • Child Choking

Bleeding Management

  • Types of Bleed
  • Serious Bleeding
  • Excessive Blood Loss
  • Excessive Bleeding Control
  • Embedded Objects
  • Plasters
  • Nose bleeds
  • Minor Injuries
  • Other Types of Injury
  • The Healing Process

Injuries

  • Strains and Sprains (RICE)
  • Adult fractures
  • Splints
  • The Aircast Boot
  • Dislocated Shoulders and Joints
  • Types of head injury and consciousness
  • Concussion memory test and withdrawal from play
  • Different Types of Helmets
  • Spinal Injury
  • Spinal Recovery Position
  • Eye Injuries
  • Burns and Burn Kits
  • Gell burns dressings
  • Treating a Burn with Cling Film
  • Blister Care
  • Splinters
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Heat emergencies
  • Cold emergencies
  • Shock
  • Dealing with fainting
  • Dental Injuries
  • Bites and Stings
  • Cramp in Sports and Exercise
  • Types of Hydration in Sport

Illnesses

  • Illness assessment
  • Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma Spacers
  • When an Asthma inhaler is not available
  • Hyperventilation
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Electrical Injuries

Summary

  • Medications and First Aid
  • Summary to Sports First Aid
  • First Aid Plus Student Manual Version V8.3 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • ProTrainings - COVID-19 Update on CPR from the UK Resus Council
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V8.0
  • CPR and Coronavirus video - Guidance on delivering CPR out of hospital has changed where Coronavirus COVID 19 is known or suspected
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • First Aid and Social Distancing poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
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What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

We have a network of over 1000 approved and monitored instructors to deliver a short skill training session nationwide or we can come to your workplace to deliver the training. This blended training saves class time and provides the same qualification. Contact us on 01206 805359 to discuss your options.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 300 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

What People are Saying

“Great way to learn first aid at your own pace if you cannot attend a face to face session”

- Paul, Chiropractor (DC) from Devon
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