Sports First Aid

Sports First Aid

Hampden Sports Clinic feels passionate about making sport safer at all levels. The Clinic administers and delivers the National Sports First Aid course which teaches pitch-side first aid skills to all those involved in sport including coaches, parents, referees and athletes. No prior first aid knowledge is required.

Is the Course accredited?

The course is endorsed by the Scottish Football Association with many other governing bodies such as Scottish Rugby (accepted by World Rugby) and Sport Scotland Institute of Sport fully supporting the course.

How long does it take?

The course is run over 1 day, with an online module to be completed in advance (see below). The online module gives candidates the theory required to attend a scenario based practical day which provides hands-on experience to improve competence and confidence in dealing with first aid situations. Candidates should be prepared for floor work and come dressed appropriately. Weekend courses start at 9am and run until 5pm.

How do I complete the Online Module?

When we receive your completed Registration form (along with payment), you will be enrolled onto the course. You will receive a confirmation email giving details of the times and venue, before receiving a second email from our e-learning site giving a link for the module along with your individual log-in details (username and password).

The online module must be completed no later than 72 hours before the start of the practical session. Failure to complete within the timeframe, means you cannot attend.

What is taught on the course?

The Course teaches basic life support skills and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s) as well as how to deal with sports injuries and medical conditions. The Course uses hands-on practical scenarios for teaching injury assessment and management so be prepared to get down on the floor when taking part!

How much does it cost?

The price for the course is £100. Your Certificate, valid for 3 years, is awarded on successful completion. A discounted rate of £75 is available to full time students and to club members affiliated to the Scottish FA.
Youth FA, Junior and SWF Club Members

The Youth FA, Junior FA and Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) currently have funded places available through The Scottish Football Partnership. In order to apply for this (and pay a discounted rate) please contact for :

Scottish Youth FA: Florence Witherow
( )
Scottish Junior FA: Tom Johnston
( )
SWF: Ruth
( )

Available Courses

Confirmed 2020:

Saturday 21st March (Firhill Stadium)

Sunday 19th April (Firhill Stadium)

How to book the course

You can using our online form or alternatively you can download and print either a PDF or WORD document.

Online Form

PDF - Sports First Aid Course Form 

WORD DOC - Sports First Aid Course Form 


Available Courses

Confirmed 2020

Saturday 21st March - Hampden Park
Sunday 19th April  - Hampden Park
Saturday 16th May - Partick Thistle, Firhill
Sunday 14th June - Partick Thistle, Firhill 
Saturday 11th July - Hampden Park
Sunday 2nd August  - Hampden Park
Saturday 19th September - Hampden Park

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