Sports First Aid

Blueprint First Aid delivers courses designed by ‘ITC First’, which are accredited by the national qualification regulators in Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales.


Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Accredited Qualifications:
The ITC Level 5 Certificate in First Aid for Sport, Exercise & Fitness has been developed with the needs of the fitness industry, team sport coach and volunteer in mind.

These nationally accredited qualifications are assessed by continual assessment of practical skills and a short MCQ for evidence of meeting knowledge criteria.



  • Sport First Aid (SFA1 + SFA2)
    This course is designed for the sports first aider who will need knowledge and practice of emergency life-saving first aid as well as the managing and dealing with common sports injury situations.  Especially useful for the Pitchside First Aider.  What do you have think about when running onto the pitch with your first aid kit bag?  This qualification is based upon 2 modules, each of which are certificated and are ITC courses in their own right.


ITC Sport First Aid Emergency Action (SFA1)
This is an emergency first aid module containing all current basic life support procedures mapped to the European Resuscitation Council guidelines with emphasis on sporting situations.  E.g. practicing cpr in a spectator environment.  Successful completion of this course may result in certification or candidates may go on to complete the full Sport First Aid course.

ITC Sport Injury & Pitchside Return to Play Decisions (SFA2)
This module examines the decisions made by the sports first aider in the sports arena or club training night.  This training is highly relevant to those work in the leisure or sport team environments.  This stand alone module may be taken in isolation of form the second part of the full 2-day Sport First Aid course.
These qualifications are aimed at the sports person, coach, spectator or other involved adult to build their knowledge and confidence in dealing with first aid situations and meeting club or National Governing Body First Aid cover requirements. As well as the topics found upon most first aid qualifications these courses includes key sports topics such as return to play decisions, managing specialist sports kit such as gum shields and helmets (where appropriate), when to and not to use ice, and sports specific first aid such as managing winding, blows to testicles, dead leg, possible compartment syndrome and other sports related first aid concerns.

Course Duration
both courses run over 2 days (2 x 8 hour days with 14 hours of contact time). Timings for group bookings can be arranged to meet your own organisations needs.

Experienced Blueprint First Aid professional trainer/assessors with an active professional interest in First Aid training. The trainer/assessors delivering this course will typically have a professional background in sport or be active practitioners in their own leisure time, with experience and commitment to working with groups in the sporting environment.


  • Interactive hands on practical training delivered both indoors and outside
  • Qualified trainers with a specific interest in First Aid in a sporting context
  • Typically 70%/30% practical/theory session ratio
  • One CPR training manikin per 2 participants
  • Use of recommended first aid kit
  • Easy to follow individual course booklet
  • An accredited certificate valid for 3 years

Course fees vary according to location, venue etc- see the course calendar for further information on individual bookings or contact us at for booking a course for your organisation.

This qualification is a ‘license to practice’ and is valid for three years.

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