First Aid & Immediate Care Training
Clubs should ensure that any first aid / immediate care training is appropriate and meets the RFU’s minimum requirements (equivalent to Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work). The course content must be appropriate for the activities covered; it should also be accredited and recognised on the national Regulation Qualification Framework (RQF).
The Emergency First aid in Rugby Union (EFARU) course has been developed by the RFU. It is recognised as a full Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course with extra rugby-specific elements added. This means that the qualification is transferable into the workplace and other sports. The course is designed for coaches and other volunteers designated as a first-aider and responsible for providing pitch-side cover at both training and matches.
The Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS) Level 2 course is for Health Care Professionals/Allied HCPs working in the community game. The course’s specific content addresses the immediate care training needs of healthcare professionals working within both rugby and other sports.
More Information on first aid, immediate care and other player welfare training courses is available in the Courses and Resources section of the site.
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