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What non-FA medical courses are accepted as an alternative to The FA medical courses?

There are different courses accepted for the different levels of FA medical courses.


The following courses are accepted instead of The FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) at the point of recertification only (i.e. an FA medical course must have previously been completed) :

  • Hampden  National Sports First Aid course
  • World Rugby First Aid in Rugby  Level 1 course
  • RFU Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union  Level 1 course
  • Irish Rugby Union SAFE Level 1 course
  • Corobeus Sports Consultancy Emergency First Aid in Sport course
  • St Johns Sports First Aid
  • The Red Cross First Aid for Sports Course
  • Fitness First Aid Level 3 award in First Aid for Sport (RQF)
  • ITC Level 3 Award in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness ITC Certificate for Sport Exercise and Fitness at SCQF Level 6


The following courses will be accepted instead of The FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) at the point of recertification only (i.e. an FA medical course must have previously been completed):

  • Hampden  National Sports First Aid course
  • World Rugby First Aid in Rugby  Level 1 course
  • RFU Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union  Level 1 course
  • Irish Rugby Union SAFE Level 1 course
  • Corobeus Sports Consultancy Emergency First Aid in Sport course


The following courses will be accepted instead of The FA Level 4 Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF):

  • RFU Level 2 Pre Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS Level 2)
  • Emergency Medical Management in Individual and Team Sports (EMMiITS)
  • RFL Immediate Medical Management on the Field of Play (IMMoFP)
  • RFU Pre Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS)
  • Medical Cardiac & Pitch Side Skills (SCRUMCAPS)


The following courses will be accepted instead of The FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF):

  • Emergency Medical Management in Individual and Team Sports (EMMiITS)
  • RFL Immediate Medical Management on the Field of Play (IMMoFP)
  • RFU Pre Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS)
  • Medical Cardiac & Pitch Side Skills (SCRUMCAPS)


Note, As The FA Level 4 ITMMiF and FA Level 5 ATMMiF are Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSEd) Faculty of Pre Hospital Care (FPHC) endorsed courses only courses endorsed at this level are accepted as alternatives at these levels.



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