The FA Emergency Aid Workshop

The FA considers it important that each club should have officials trained to deal with first aid and the treatment of injuries. It is best practice to have a qualified first aider at every game and as of August 1st, 2013 only FA Emergency First Aid qualifications will be accepted.

This is a three-hour workshop which offers basic advice on how to preserve life, limit the effects of an injury and promote recovery. Topics covered include mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, heart-lung resuscitation, control of bleeding, dressing of wounds, minimising shock, dealing with heart attacks.

You are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing as part of the workshop will involve being put in the recovery position. Upon successful completion of the workshop you will receive a Football Association Emergency Aid Certificate which is valid for three years.

If your club has 10-12 people who are interested then a workshop can be organised specifically for you by filling in the form attached below and returning it to Suffolk FA's Football Development Administrator.


The Emergency First Aid certificate lasts for three years only. If your emergency first aid has expired you must attend another course to update your qualification.

Booking Information

To see dates of upcoming Emergency First Aid courses and to book your place click here

Alternatively, for more information contact Mike Phillips on 01449 776315 or via

Terms and conditions for all course bookings are attached below.

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