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Basic Sports First Aid

Basic sports first aid, online, blended or classroom courses for anyone involved in sporting activities

Course dates:

Quarterly midweek and weekend course dates for 2020 listed here soon. Bear with us or drop us an e mail to be notified directly once the schedule is finalised.

*Please contact us for additional course dates each month in neighbouring counties. Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Bedfordshire, Northampton, London. We frequently deliver this course on-site for national clients. We are careful that class sizes stay under 12 students in order for participants to have the best possible learning experience. This course can also be delivered to your community group, gym or club at a time that suits your schedule.


6 pm to 9.30 pm Monday 6th April 2020 full address or alternative dates please see 'more details'


David Lloyd Gym Cambridge 21-25 Coldhams Business Park Norman Way Cambridge CB1 3LH

  • Classroom


    Duration: 4 hours

    Price: £49

  • Online


    Price: £29.50

  • Blended


    Price: £29.50 per learner online + £120 group skills assessment (Max 12 learners)

About this course

Your certificate is valid for 3 years and a recommended annual refresher can be taken online.This course covers basic first aid and is aimed at people who work in various sports sectors. It not only covers basic first aid but also all the specific problems that arise in sports. Primary and secondary subjects are covered, including soft tissue injuries, head injuries, types of cuts, and many illnesses that could arise.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015.

Click on the image below to begin your day 1 online training now. You will be directed to our ProTrainings on line learning portal. The Bridge first Aid is a ProTrainings Approved Centre. Centre number 90211

First Aid Course for Sports Emergencies

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Occupations that may use this course

(Check out the video below, one of our Sports Courses delivered on Site. Functional first aid, delivered in a fun and memorable style.)
Sports Clubs

Please Note: If you are a Personal Trainer, work alone with clients individually or in groups, or work in a large organisation you may need the EFAW or FAW course depending on your risk assessment. Use our First Aid at Work Calculator, "what first aid personnel do you need?" on the home page to help guide you or why not give us a shout.


Delivered in accordance with currently accepted first aid practices, the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines (2015) and all subsequent changes, this course covers recognition, management and understanding of the following conditions:
• First-aider roles and responsibilities
• Accident reporting
• An unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
• An unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
• Considerations when dealing with children
• A heart attack or stroke
• Cardiac arrest
• Safe AED use
• Choking
• External bleeding and haemostatic agents
• Shock (Hypovolemic)
• Broken Bones and types of fractures
• Allergies and anaphylactic shock
• Seizures
• Head injuries and concussion
• Asthma

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. This is normally over two days. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, exercises and case studies, each session is built around a Functional Mental Health First Aid action plan. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. We always provide an opt-out option on all activities. Although these are facilitated in an inclusive, fun and engaging way we also understand some topics may be upsetting or triggering for some individuals.

Our instructors are experienced in creating and facilitating a non-judgemental learning environment. The MHFA course also teaches participants to take away this attitude into their own lives following the training. All learners are made to feel safe and we often see the group bond as a result.

Session 1
• Why Mental Health First Aid?
• The Mental Health First Aid action plan
• What is mental health?
• Impact of mental health issues
• Stigma and discrimination
• What is depression?
• Symptoms of depression
• Risk factors for depression
• Depression in the workplace

Session 2
• Suicide figures
• Alcohol, drugs and mental health
• First aid for suicidal crisis
• Non-judgemental listening skills
• First aid for depression
• Treatment and resources for depression
• Self-care

Session 3
• What is an anxiety disorder?
• First aid for anxiety disorders
• Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
• Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
• Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
• Cognitive distortions and CBT
• Personality disorders
• Eating disorders
• Self-harm

Session 4
• What is psychosis?
• Risk factors for psychosis
• Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
• Schizophrenia
• Bipolar disorder
• Warning signs of developing psychosis
• Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
• Treatment and resources for psychosis
• Recovery and building resources
• Action planning for using MHFA

If the date above is not convenient we also offer on-site training where a venue is provided, or in house training which is not a publicly listed course, we can also provide a venue were required.

The Bridge First Aid has a network of approved instructors, delivering a range of courses including Adult MHFA, Youth MHFA and Armed Forces MHFA. Our trainers are all registered MHFA instructors, with their own area of expertise. These include NHS staff and shift workers, Police and the Fire service, the construction industry, the veterinary services industry, or schools and universities.
For a bespoke course delivery please get in touch.


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Please note; Our ‘very busy person friendly’ website update with live booking and payment options will be ready to rock soon. In the meantime please book via this course enquiry form or e mail. A booking confirmation and invoice will follow along with any relevant pre course information.

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