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Rugby First Aid Course: Learn Life-Saving Techniques

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4 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
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Approximately 45% of sports-related injuries occur during rugby games, highlighting the importance of first-aid knowledge in this sport. Our Rugby First Aid Course: Learn Life-Saving Techniques is designed to equip you with the essential skills to respond effectively to rugby-related injuries and emergencies, ensuring the well-being of athletes on the field.

Throughout 13 comprehensive modules, you'll learn the role of a rugby first aider, how to conduct an initial assessment and the correct procedures for moving injured athletes. In addition, the course covers crucial topics such as bleeding and shock, head, neck and spinal injuries, concussions, breathing ailments, and CPR and AED administration.

By mastering these life-saving techniques, you'll become a valuable asset to your rugby team, ready to provide immediate and appropriate first-aid assistance when needed. Enrol in our Rugby First Aid Course today and contribute to a safer and more enjoyable rugby experience for all.

Learning outcomes:

  • Recognise the importance of first aid in rugby and the role of a rugby first aider.
  • Conduct initial assessments for injured or sick athletes on the field.
  • Administer appropriate first aid for bleeding, shock, and various injuries.
  • Address head, neck, and spinal injuries with proper care and caution.
  • Manage breathing ailments and perform CPR and AED administration when required.
  • Treat fractures, dislocations, and limb injuries effectively.
  • Respond to medical emergencies that may arise during rugby games.
  • Handle environmental damages and provide the necessary care.

Course curriculum:

  • Module 01: First Aid and Rugby
  • Module 02: The Role of a Rugby First Aider
  • Module 03: Initial Assessment
  • Module 04: Moving Injured or Sick Athletes
  • Module 05: Bleeding and Shock
  • Module 06: Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Module 07: Treating Concussions
  • Module 08: Breathing Ailments and First Aid
  • Module 09: CPR and AED Administration
  • Module 10: Fractures, Dislocations and Limb Injuries
  • Module 11: Injuries and Wounds
  • Module 12: Medical Emergencies
  • Module 13: Environmental Injuries


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Rugby, a high-contact sport, presents unique challenges regarding injuries and emergencies. This Rugby First Aid Course empowers you to act confidently and knowledgeably. By mastering essential life-saving techniques, you'll contribute to a safer rugby environment for all.

Designed for individuals involved in rugby, this course provides comprehensive coverage of crucial first-aid topics. You'll acquire the expertise to address a range of injuries and medical emergencies, ensuring the well-being of athletes on the field.

Who is this course for?

  • Rugby coaches and trainers seeking first aid knowledge.
  • Rugby players looking to enhance their safety awareness.
  • Sports enthusiasts interested in rugby-specific first aid techniques.
  • Parents of young rugby players.
  • School staff responsible for rugby teams.
  • Healthcare professionals working with rugby teams.

Career path

  • Rugby First Aider for amateur or professional rugby clubs.
  • Rugby coach or trainer with specialised first aid skills.
  • First aid instructor specialising in sports, particularly rugby.

The salary range for first aiders, sports therapists, and other related professionals in the UK varies depending on the role and experience, with an average salary of £20,000 to £40,000 per annum

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