Rugby Safe RFU First Aid Training Course
RFU Rugby Safe Logo

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.

For more information please visit the England Rugby Website:

Course Calendar Book Online

Download information about this course

Initial training course length: 9 Hours

Retraining after 3 years: 9 Hours

Rugby volunteers, coaches, match officials, designated first aiders.

A maximum of 16 people can attend each course.

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.

This qualification lasts for 3 years from date of completion.

A retraining course is required every 3 years to maintain the award.

Courses are scheduled throughout the year by the RFU at designated locations.

All courses are booked directly through the RFU. if you would like to request one of our instructors lead the course, please make this known when corresponding directly with the RFU.

If you require more information or would like some advice please use the online booking form, email us or call us.

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.