Emergency First Aid for Rugby
Accepted by England Rugby, our Emergency First Aid for Rugby course provides you with the knowledge & skills required to be a first aider for your local Rugby club.
Course syllabus includes:
Note: The Emergency First Aid at Work course syllabus is set by the Health and Safety Executive (see page 36 of this document).
- Health & Safety legislation with regards to first aid
- Understanding the role & responsibility of the first-aider, including:
- managing incidents
- gathering & using available equipment
- the importance of preventing cross infection
- the need for recording incidents and actions
- First aid kits & their contents
- How to assess an emergency situation in order to act safely, promptly and effectively
- Recognising & administering first aid to a casualty who is/has;
- unresponsive & breathing normally (recovery position)
- unresponsive & not breathing normally (CPR & use of Defibrillator)
- the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
- wounded and bleeding
- small cuts, grazes and bruises
- small splinters
- minor burns and scalds
- having a seizure
- suffering medical shock
- What is concussion & how does it affect us?
- Second Impact Syndrome
- Concussion guidance protocols & pitch-side assessment
- Graduated return to play protocols for adults
- Graduated return to school & play protocols for children
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- As the course includes a bespoke section on concussion, this is beyond the scope of the emergency first aid at work course. As such the course certification options are:
- Emergency first aid for Rugby (issued by Chris Garland Training), or
- QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency first aid at work (RQF) (issued by the Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation), plus Concussion Awareness Training (issued by Chris Garland Training). Please note that there is an additional charge for the certificate issued by the Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation.
- The HSE state that for the course to be valid, your Emergency First Aid at Work course must be a minimum of 6 hours in duration. This includes the time allowed for the assessments and exam, but does not include for any coffee breaks.
- In addition to this, we cover around 1.5 hours learning on concussion.
- Generally we run these courses from 9.00am until 5.30pm (7.5 hours excluding breaks).
- Whether certified by Chris Garland Training or the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation that we use, the assessments are the essentially the same. Each candidate undertakes a multiple-choice question paper & practical assessment.
- Multiple-Choice Question paper:
- You need to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.
- Practical observation:
- You’ll need to demonstrate giving first aid as you would in an emergency situation, such as providing CPR on the floor. You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.
- You’ll need to be able to demonstrate first aid procedures as though in a real-life environment. This includes demonstrating CPR on a mannequin that’s on the floor. You must be physically capable of doing this to complete the course.
- The course is aimed at those over 16 who are looking to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a nominated first aider. The course can also be undertaken by candidates between 14 & 16 years old, but they shouldn’t be relied upon by employers to be a sole, nominated first aider.
- All courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
- Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates booked on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. Click here for more details.
- Maximum: We are limited by the Health & Safety Executive, and where applicable by the Awarding Organisation, to a maximum of 12 candidates per instructor. Should you have more than 12 candidates that need to be trained, please contact us to arrange a private course, where by negotiation, we can arrange for a second instructor/assessor to be present to comply with this restriction.
- This qualification is available to candidates across the UK. The Qualification can be delivered in other countries but the protocols taught in the course meet current UK guidelines & may be different from those in your country.
- We run open courses at our training room in Knutsford, Cheshire.
- Private course bookings at your club house are available by prior agreement. Contact us to discuss your private course booking.
- Scheduled courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire. Visit our Joining Instructions page to read about what you will need to bring/wear, etc.
- Why not arrange to have a private face to face course run at your workplace? Simply fill in our quote builder tool to request a quotation.
- To arrange a private course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.