Sports First Aid

Sports First Aid

All NSFA practical courses are currently suspended due to COVID-19. The Scottish FA, Scottish Youth FA and Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) have agreed that an online course from such an approved provider is acceptable until practical courses resume. Candidates will be contacted as soon as we are able to organise practical courses to allow full certification.
The National Sports First Aid course has such an online provision and this has been updated to now include specific information on such as changes in CPR and injury management relevant to COVID-19.  To enrol on this course, please contact Kirsty McDonald via email or complete the registration form below.

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 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.

Once we have further guidance from Scottish Government and the HSE, we will contact all candidates with details of the available practical dates, allowing full certification.

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, 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).

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 has been updated to include all relevant guidelines for First Aid in the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How much does it cost?

The price for the course is £100. Your Certificate, valid for 3 years, is awarded on successful completion of both the online and practical components. 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 Football (SWF):
Ruth - 
Scottish Junior FA:
Tom -
Rachel -

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 - Registration Form July 2020

WORD DOC - Registration Form July 2020  

Please note we will contact you as we are able for completing the practical aspect of the course

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