FA Emergency First Aid

Awarded by the Football Association, this short 3 hour course provides club representatives and volunteers with the crucial basic skills in Emergency First Aid including resuscitation and life-saving skills.

Course Info

  • Minimum Age: 16 Years
  • Course Duration: 3 Hours
  • Frequency: Approximately 1 scheduled per month
  • Pre-requisites: None 
  • Post course pathway: See below documents section.  FA Basic Sports First Aid, listed as 9 hours, will only be 6 hours if taking the course within 6 months of the FA Emergency Aid workshop as that content will have been covered.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to anyone over the age of 16 who would like to be trained to deal with emergency first aid and treatment of injuries. Lincolnshire FA will also work with individual clubs or leagues who believe they have sufficient demand to warrant a club/league specific Emergency First Aid Course at their own venue. The minimum number of participants required for a course to run is 12 per tutor.  

What can I expect from the course?

3 hours in duration, managed by an experienced and fully qualified FA Emergency First Aid Tutor, the course format is classroom based and will provide you with basic advice on how to preserve life, limit the effects of injury and promote recovery. On completion, your Emergency First Aid certificate will be valid for 3 years and is a pre-requisite to gaining a ‘pass’ across all FA Coaching qualification levels. You are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing as part of the workshop will involve being placed into the recovery position during practice demonstrations.  

On completion of the course, you will have covered; 

  • CPR (Cardio Pulmonary


  • Emergency Action Plans

  • Recovery position

  • Head injuries

  • Asthma

  • Dealing with choking

  • Dealing with heart attacks

  • Plus other on-field scenarios

 How do I find out when the next available course is on?

You can find a list of FA Emergency First Aid Workshops HERE.  However new course dates can often be announced and occasionally existing course dates/venues are subject to change. It’s always best to check the Lincolnshire FA website or give us a call to get the most up to date course information.

I’ve found the course I want – how do I enrol?

The quickest and easiest way is to enrol is via our Online Course Booking Service. The online service is available 24/7 so can be accessed at a time that suits you. It will allow you to conveniently view course details and the number of remaining places available on each course and enable you to make an instant secure payment which guarantee’s your place on the course at the touch of a button! Payment can be made with all major credit and debits cards.

If you have any questions please contact Lincolnshire FA 08449 67 07 08 for the Football Development Team or via e-mail development@lincolnshirefa.com / chris.funnell@lincolnshirefa.com

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