Wednesday, 2 February 2011

First Aid Course - 6th March

We’ve recently been looking into the issue of providing better first aid support across all teams.

With this in mind, we are planning to run a one day rugby-specific first aid course at the clubhouse on Sunday 6th March for 10-12 people.

The aim, following this training, is to have at least one qualified first aider at every game. This will become an official position on the team sheets.

Places on this course cost just £65 per person, which you will need to pay in advance by credit/debit card to book your place. However, if you are then the ‘official’ first aider at a game you will be credited for it and after 7 games you will be refunded this payment. So effectively, if you are willing to help out the club, you could benefit from this course and it could cost you nothing.

Ideally we are looking for a mix of people (players and supporters) across all of the teams and this will be a consideration when choosing who will attend the course. If you're allocated a place, please be aware that you'll need to do 4 hours of online training in advance of this course.

I will be making the booking this week, so please reply to let me know asap if you are interested and would like to sign up to be a MRFC first aider.

Once your place has been confirmed it is essential that you complete and attend all of the required training. We hope that you will then support your team and your club and volunteer to be an official first aider when required.

Further details of the course are below.


Course Details
The RFU Emergency First Aid for Sport course consists of the STA Level 2 Award for Emergency First Aid for Sport which is on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

This qualification contains two units comprising HSE Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and a Rugby Sports Related Injuries Unit which prepare volunteers, coaches and officials for their work pitch-side. The course emphasises the RFU requirements regarding injury reporting, the management of concussion, spinal injuries and functional testing to determine the ability to "return to play".

The course combines both online and practical elements and provides attendees with the reassurance of a quality training product and accredited tutors. Volunteers, coaches and officials will gain a nationally recognised unitised qualification that is transferable to the workplace, other sports or other qualifications (i.e. coaching). Access to this course is via a unique access code supplied upon purchase.

Organised for the RFU by STA, the cost is £65pp and the Tutor/Student ratio is a maximum of 1:12. Minimum of 10 candidates required to run a course. Sunday training is available.

Length of Course: 10 hours compromising of recommended 4 hours distance learning through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and 6 hours contact with a tutor.

Once candidates have registered and paid they will be issued via email an access code for the pre-course learning module. This module MUST be completed and a certificate printed off before their face-to-face course takes place. They will not be able to pass the course without this certificate being examined by the course tutor.

The qualification is valid for 38 months.

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