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Workshop description

The Basic Life Support (Emergency First Aid for Sport) workshop provides the basic skills, knowledge and understanding required to give care and manage life threatening conditions and illness, specifically focusing on those occurring in a sporting environment. The course looks at medical emergency action plans should a situation arise that requires immediate action and includes: conducting a primary survey, basic life support skills including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), concussion, and head injuries.

Who is the workshop for?

The Basic Life Support (Emergency First Aid for Sport) workshop is suitable for coaches, referees, activators and volunteers including those that are required to assist qualified first aiders in the workplace.

What’s the value of this workshop?

This workshop provides learners with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to attend a conscious or unconscious casualty.

”This was a brilliant workshop made so by the tutor – very engaging and knowledgeable”.

Learner eligibility

Learners must be a minimum of least 14 years of age and be able to communicate effectively in English. This workshop involves undertaking practical activity involving kneeling and lying down

Assessment (if applicable)

Informal ongoing assessment will take place throughout the workshop. Certification is valid for 3 years. This is not an HSE approved workshop.

Format / duration:

3 hours

Progression opportunities:

Learners may go onto complete a higher emergency first aid qualification.

Register Interest

This process is available to determine demand. Further workshops will be organised if demand exists so we would strongly recommend that you register your interest. 

The registration of interest process is free. Your payment details are not required. You will be asked to complete your 'booking' details but this will simply be to register your interest and not book onto a course

Would you like further information?

Please email us at

The workshop can also be delivered to specific groups such as universities, clubs etc.

Our workshops

Our workshops are delivered in partnership with Sport Birmingham and Together Active.

*Covid-19 Update*

Training is not limited to the rule of 6. We are following recommended guidance for safe course delivery during Covid-19. Workshop places have been capped according to the size of the training room. It is recommended that those attending Basic Life Support (Emergency First Aid for Sport) courses bring their own mask to wear during the workshop.

Further guidance will be sent ahead of the course.

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