Basics Sports First Aid: Level 2 Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ)

Basics Sports First Aid: Level 2 Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ)


Our basic sports first aid course is for anyone who requires a shorter practical face to face classroom course in any capacity of sports, health and wellbeing sectors. This course also includes considerations when providing first aid for children in addition to adults.

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  • If you are booking on behalf of someone else you will need their full name and a correspondence e mail address to register
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  • Venue  location map below 

This course can also be delivered on site, subject to our risk assessment. 


About this course

This Basic Sports first aid course is popular with sports, drama and dance coaches working in schools alongside fully qualified first aiders covering extra-curricular activities but do not require an Ofsted compliant qualification.

This course takes into account the Department for Education guidance on first aid for schools. It is ideal for coaches and teachers not on the permanent school staff headcount.

The course covers the same content as the and the recently upgraded FA Emergency Aid (FAEA) course and FA introduction to first aid in football, with the addition of Anaphylaxis and Eppi Pen training. Ideal for parents, volunteers, coaches, trainers, and admin support staff who require an activity-based first aid course

If you are part of a national governing body in sport such as the Lawn Tennis Association, a level 3 EFAW (Emergency First Aid at Work) course may be required. We recommend you contact Sport England, your sport’s national governing body or professional sporting associations for your specific industry sector first aid requirements.

If you have sole charge of children or work for an Ofsted registered club or facility and do not have a fully qualified PFA or FAW First Aider on site, you will need to take our emergency paediatric first aid 6 hour course (EPFA) or the full 12 hour paediatric first aid course (PFA) Visit our first aid for childcare providers  page to learn more.

This course Includes current guidelines on infection prevention and first aid safety in relation to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV–2). We are proud to operate a socially distanced training environment in the classroom. Every learner has sole use of an adult, and child manikin for full the duration of the training.

If your current risk assessment has highlighted any additional gaps please contact us. We would be happy to advise you on the most appropriate course. This course fully meets The Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines 2015 and subsequent changes.


Admin and reception
Sports teams
Drama teachers
Dance teachers
Yoga Instructors
After school club staff
Gym staff
Support workers (who are already part of a team)

Course topics

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
• Sudden Cardiac arrest
• Safe AED use
• Choking
• Shock (Hypovolemic)
• Soft tissue injury
• Allergies and anaphylactic shock
• Seizures
• Head injuries and concussion
• Asthma


Assessment usually takes the form of continuous observation by the trainer and or written assessments.
We do not want you to be daunted by this prospect. It is our job to ensure you understand and retain the knowledge you are being assessed on. This is what we do best.


Successful candidates will receive a certified Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Statement as well as a certificate, handy wallet card, student manual and access to regular refresher videos.
These additional resources ensure your knowledge remains current.
Certificates are posted within 7 working days of the course and are valid for three years.

Additional information

Accessibility: Please contact us in advance if you have any accessibility questions or requirements.

On the day: Important Information 

If you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of the Coronavirus disease, please do not come to the training. Instead, stay at home and follow the advice on the NHS website

Call us on 07880 542663 if you need to postpone and we will arrange an alternative classroom date.

We have worked hard to make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy the course despite social distancing and new non-contact ways to teach.

What to expect and how to prepare for your classroom training:

  • On arrival, you will be allocated your own manikins, and given a goodie pack with everything you need for the course.
  • You may wish to bring a notebook for any additional notes.
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as this course has an element of physical/ practical activity.
  • If it is suitable weather and the learners are all in agreement, some of the training may take place outdoors.
  • You will need to bring some Photo ID to the classroom (required for a level 3 qualification).
  • If appropriate, we encourage you could check the status of your current work first aid kit and your accident report forms before the course as it might be useful for comparison. If this is not applicable to your circumstances, please do not worry, we will go through this during the course.

If you are running late or have any issues on day of the course, please contact your trainer. You will be notified of their name and mobile number by email prior to the training.


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