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Rugby Safe First Aid Courses
Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union – Training for Appointed First Aiders
We offer this course on behalf of the RFU for Rugby clubs in the Leicestershire area (RFU Area 3). To book a course with us please speak to your club coordinator, to specifically arrange a course with us please contact us via the contact form on this website.
The Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union (EFARU) course is the RFU’s specifically developed course that provides the recommended minimum level of first aid training for any appointed first aiders.
The course provides learners with a sound level of knowledge and understanding. It also covers topics specific to relevant rugby volunteers assisting at matches and training sessions.
The EFARU course has been developed by the RFU and is a nationally recognised Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course. It has extra rugby-specific elements designed for volunteers, coaches and match officials who are designated as a first-aider and are responsible for providing pitch-side cover at both training and matches.
The Emergency First aid in Rugby Union (EFARU) course provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to give care and manage life-threatening conditions, minor injuries and illness. It specifically focuses on injuries that occur in a rugby environment. Learners are able to assess an incident, recognise the signs and symptoms of injury and illness, and in a safe and effective manner assist a casualty who is suffering from injury or illness.
The EFARU sits on the Regulations Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications, therefore the course provides learners with a nationally-recognised qualification transferable to the workplace, other sports or can be credited towards a larger qualification.
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Initial training course length: 9 Hours
Retraining after 3 years: 9 Hours
Who is this course suitable for?
Rugby volunteers, coaches, match officials, designated first aiders.
How many people can attend each course?
A maximum of 16 people can attend each course.
How much does it cost?
Our costs will vary for onsite training dependant on the number of candidates, distance to get to your venue and how many days the course consists of. Please complete the booking form on our website or contact us for a firm quotation.
How long does the qualification last for? Do I need to retrain?
This qualification lasts for 3 years from date of completion.
A retraining course is required every 3 years to maintain the award.
Where is the course held? Can you come to us?
Courses are scheduled throughout the year by the RFU at designated locations.
How do I make a booking?
What do our customers think?
At the end of every course, we collect feedback from everyone who attended. We are pleased to have received 4 and 5 star reviews from all of our attendees.
Please visit the Testimonials page to see for yourself.