First Aid & Immediate Care Training
Schools and Colleges 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 and is a fully-recognised Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course. This means it is transferable into the workplace and other sports. Extra rugby-specific elements have been added. The course is designed for teachers, coaches and other staff/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 school and community game. The course’s specific content addresses the immediate care training needs of healthcare professionals working both within 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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