The EFARU provides learners with the skills, knowledge, and understanding required to give care and manage minor injuries and illness and potentially life threatening conditions specifically focusing on those occurring in a rugby environment. The EFARU course sits on the national qualification framework and is recognised as an equivalent to the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and is transferable into the work place. The course includes extra rugby specific elements and is designed for coaches, referees and volunteers who are designated as a first aider and are responsible for providing pitch side cover at both training and matches.
Are you a qualified First Aider? The RFU are always looking for qualified First Aiders to become England Rugby Educators. If you bare interested look at our Opportunities page.
While courses get back up and running from December 2020 this lead in time can be reduced however, minimum course numbers must be met to avoid the course being cancelled.
Part of the RFU’s “Don’t be a Headcase” concussion education programme, these 20 minute online courses will explain what concussion is, how it happens and what individuals can do to help players avoid injury or return safely to playing following a concussion. There are modules for coaches, match officials, players, teachers and parents/guardians.