Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport

Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS) Level 2

The Rugby Football Union Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport Level 2 course is available to Constituent Bodies (CBs) and clubs. This one-day course is a rugby union specific course that will address the immediate care training needs of healthcare professionals working within rugby.

The PHICIS Level 2 is a one-day course, aimed at those HCPs/Allied HCPs working in the community game (Level 3 leagues and below and CB representative rugby). The accreditation for the Level 2 lasts for two years.

For available PHICIS Level 2 course dates, venues and costs please visit the England Rugby Course Booking Page.

Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS) Level 3

The Rugby Football Union Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport Level 3 course is a requirement for those HCPs/Allied HCP working within professional rugby, including the Premiership, the Championship and with national teams.

The standard cycle of accreditation and recertification is typically achieved by successfully completing the first two-day PHICIS course in season one, a re-accreditation course in seasons two and three, a recertification course in season four with a re-accreditation course again in season five.

For available PHICIS Level 3 course dates, venues and costs please visit the England Rugby Course Booking Page.

Both courses include:

  • Access to online textbook and interactive learning modules
  • Practical workshops
  • Simulation training
  • Certification on successful completion
  • Endorsement by the Royal College of Surgeons – Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.

The interactive learning module is an essential part of the preparation for the PHICIS course. When enrolled candidates must work through and complete all the chapters and questions 48 hours prior to attending the face to face training. It is advised candidates spend approximately 15 hours in completing the online interactive modules.

Please send any enquiries or questions regarding the PHICIS Level 2 & 3 courses to phicis@rfu.com

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