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RFU Emergency First Aid Course

Two volunteers carry a stretcher during a urgby tournament

Photo: RFU Archive

For course bookings on the RFU Emergency First Aid course, please email andrew.beech@sta.co.uk or visit the course administration page.

The RFU has successfully run an appointed person's first aid course for over three years. Following demand from the game we have now introduced a greater element of pitch side and rugby specific training to the course, which adds a large value to the RFU course over others pitched to volunteers within the game. To avoid the course becoming overly lengthy as a result, these rugby specific training scenarios and some useful background information have been developed as a pre-course module which is accessible online.

The RFU Emergency First Aid Course is a fully recognised Emergency First aid at Work (EFAW) course with extra rugby-specific elements which prepare volunteers for their work pitch-side. The course covers RFU requirements regarding the management of concussion and spinal injuries as well as injury reporting requirements.

This course will not only provide attendees with the reassurance of a quality training product and accredited tutors, but also provide volunteers with a nationally recognised qualification that is transferable to the workplace; other sports or can be credited towards a larger qualification.

Organised for the RFU by STA, the course can be easily arranged at a local venue during weekdays, evenings, or weekends. The cost is £65 including VAT and the Tutor:Student ratio is a maximum of 1:12. There are 500 fully insured tutors nationwide all of whom have undertaken accredited training in order to professionally deliver first aid courses.

 

How To Book

 

  • Clubs, Schools, Colleges or individuals can arrange for a local course by contacting STA through andrew.beech@sta.co.uk (or phone on 01922 748 384). STA will set up the course and arrange for a tutor and all course resources.
  • Candidates can go here, select one of these courses, register and pay online (one person can register a group of people if required.
  • Once candidates have registered and paid they will be issued via email an access code for the pre-course learning module.
  • This module MUST be completed and a certificate printed off before their face-to-face course takes place. They will not be able to pass the course without this certificate being examined by the course tutor.
  • If the candidate successfully completes the pre-course learning and the face-to-face training then a certificate will be automatically issued in the following few weeks.
  • Individuals will then be automatically registered on Rugby First as having completed the RFU Emergency First Aid course.