First Aid requirements

First Aid requirements

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All coaches must hold a valid emergency first aid certificate prior to attending a British Cycling coaching course.

The following elements must be included in the training leading to the award of an Emergency First Aid Certificate:

  • Dealing with the wounded and bleeding
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • What to do in an emergency
  • The role of the first aider
  • Dealing with an unconscious casualty

Coaches are required to attend at least a one day training course (minimum of six hours) including practical work, to cover the above elements.

First aid courses that have a different name or are longer than one day are acceptable, as long as they are at least one day and cover the elements described above.

In such instances, you will be required to provide evidence that your first aid qualification includes at least the above elements and practical work.

In addition to a copy of your certificate, you must provide an official course curriculum showing the theory/practical nature of the training and indicate where in the curriculum the above elements are covered.

Prior to September 2014, a small number of coaches may have attended shorter first aid courses. British Cycling will continue to insure these coaches for the validity of their first aid certificate, however these coaches will be expected to meet the minimum requirements the next time they renew their first aid certificate.

There are a number of national training providers, some of which include, British Red Cross, St Johns Ambulance and St Andrew’s Ambulance. Please ensure the course you attend meets the above requirements.

If you have any questions about first aid qualifications, please contact the Coach Education team on 0161 274 2060 or