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

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

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Our basic sports first aid course is for anyone who requires a shorter practical face to face classroom course. This course also includes considerations when providing first aid for children in addition to adults.

If you require a first aid certification urgently during times of lockdown, please book onto one of our nationally recognised level 3 EFAW classroom courses here. If you work with children in any capacity, you must take a practical face to face Paediatric course here.


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 can be delivered on site, subject to our risk assessment and a minimum training area of 80 square metres.  

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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Jonas Thursby
Jonas Thursby
12:23 04 Jan 21
A very informative yet enjoyable course. The course was very well delivered and a great confidence builder. Would highly recommend.
Sharna Louise McNally
Sharna Louise McNally
17:32 03 Jan 21
I thoroughly enjoyed this first aid course. Jenny made the day really engaging and interesting in this strange covid time. Would recommend!
Michael Harrison
Michael Harrison
11:05 18 Oct 20
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James Lawless
James Lawless
21:23 14 Oct 20
I attended the blended 16hr course to obtain my Outdoor First aid certificate. Jenny’s style is engaging and underpinned by her own real-world experience which I found both reassuring and engaging. She was able to dispense advice using first-hand accounts as well as delivering what the course syllabus requires for the qualification. The blended part of the course was useful as I was able to listen to other experiences from people who were in the practical session renewing qualifications that weren’t necessarily outdoor related. I would definitely recommend Jenny.
Mel Campany
Mel Campany
16:20 14 Oct 20
Jenny has been delivering outstanding first aid training to my nursery for many years now. The bridge first aid educates the staff with a blended online and in classroom learning. Jenny’s understanding a passion for teaching others these lifesaving skills really inspires each one of her learners.We highly recommend The Bridge, thank you Jenny!
Anselm Priest
Anselm Priest
09:09 06 Oct 20
Attended the 2 day mental health first aid course. Really insightful and important during this current time. Highly Recommended!
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Haverhill Gateway
15:17 15 Jul 20
A very thoughtful, practical and enjoyable course, delivered in a friendly manner. Jenny had adapted course well to fulfill social distancing requirements.
Andy Paterson
Andy Paterson
21:16 23 Feb 20
Jenny came to Howlies today and delivered an amazing course, very enjoyable and relaxed tutoring and she instantly made the group feel welcome and want to participate. Her knowledge and resources were brilliant and she encouraged questions at any time. Very much recommend Jenny and the bridge 😊
Jodie Greenfield
Jodie Greenfield
18:23 23 Feb 20
I found this course really informative and helpful. The instructor was very friendly and down to earth. It was very practical so will be easy to make use of it in my dogwalking business.
gary alexander
gary alexander
16:45 09 Feb 20
If you want a course that will give you the confidence to act in emergency this is for you. Not only will Jenny give you the tools to deal with a first aid situation, but most importantly for everyone, the determination to try. Gary
Gillian Bradley
Gillian Bradley
22:49 16 Sep 19
I thoroughly enjoyed this first aid course. Jenny made the day really interesting and engaging and gave us all lots to think about. I loved how relaxed and approachable Jenny was, throughout the day and how she included relevance to horses and dogs! too! All really useful and incredibly valuable information relevant to my work. A really interesting day which I can highly recommend. Thank you so much.
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Furlong Way, Highfields Caldecote, Cambridge CB23 7ZH. As you head up Furlong way to will see two large iron gates on your right, this is the car park entrance.

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