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I am a health care professional; can I use my professional training instead of completing a first aid course?

All Health Care professionals are required to initially attend The FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF). At the point of re-certification after 3 years, allied health care professionals will need to show evidence of their professional qualifications and relevant training:


Accepted as alternative to FA Level 1 IFAiF:

  • Advanced Life Support (ALS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • PILS Pediatric Intermediate Life Support (consider completing adult life support course FA Level 2 EFAiF or above)
  • PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support (consider completing adult life support course FA Level 2 EFAiF or above)

Accepted as alternative to FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF)

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Professions

The FA recognises the following professions as an Allied Health Care professional:

  • Paramedics with IHCD paramedic course; Paramedic foundation degree or MSc in Paramedical Science, registered with the HCPC who have proof of regular annual training and are currently practising on the road or in a training centre.
  • Nurses registered with NMC currently working in an emergency environment (Emergency department)
  • Therapists with a Graduate qualification in sports therapy or rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapists registered with the HCPC
  • Doctors registered with the GMC


Evidence

Allied health care professions will need to submit the following evidence:

  • Confirmation of membership of relevant professional body and confirmation from employer that you are currently practising  
  • Evidence of training completed within the past three years; this can be a valid certificate, a formal letter from the training provider or a letter from your workplace’s HR department 

 


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