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Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football

Build on your skills in acting as the primary care provider in the pre-hospital environment of football.

Course Overview

Introduction to Coaching Football

Course Type:




Two days



About the course

The Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) course is the highest medical qualification we provide and is designed specifically for doctors or physiotherapists responsible for the pre-hospital management of footballers.

It builds on the learning from the Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football by adding to your advanced immediate care skills and giving you experience that will allow you to act as the primary care provider in the sports, pre-hospital environment of football.

The course is also accredited with the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and there are opportunities to take part across the country within professional football clubs and at St. George’s Park.

Reasonable adjustments

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Course prerequisites

The ATMMiF course is designed for doctors and physiotherapists who have the primary responsibility for the management of injured players.

We assume a level of knowledge and competencies prior to taking part, and so learners should:

  • Be a doctor with a GMC registration number
  • Be a physiotherapist or paramedic with an HCPC registration number
  • Be a practicing nurse registered with the NMC
  • Be a Graduate Sports Therapist AND registered with a recognised professional body such as SST, STA, STO or FHT: Sports Therapy degree and Member of the Society of Sports Therapy and have successfully completed ITMMiF in the past three years or have an expiring ATMMiF qualification
  • Be a graduate sports rehabilitator registered with the British Association of Rehabilitators of in Sport (BASRAT)

We do accept a small selection of non-FA medical courses as pre-requisite qualifications for our medical courses. You can access information on the courses which we accept here.

How is the course structured?

This is a two-day course that’s hosted at The FA’s national football centre, St George’s Park.

It is delivered through a range of practical and theory workshops, with supporting demonstrations and question and answer sessions to meet all your needs.

What are the learning outcomes?

This highly practical and interactive course will help you to develop essential core and extended skills through a series of skill rapid practice scenarios and formative assessments.

Content on the day will focus on:

  • Medico legal aspects and duty of care of working in football
  • Emergency action planning for football
  • Structured A-E approach of the injured player
  • Sudden cardiac arrest in football
  • Basic and Advanced Life Support (BLS and ALS)
  • Use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
  • Advanced airway management and oxygen therapy
  • Management of the critically ill player (inclusive of invasive techniques)
  • Fractures and Dislocations in football and pain management
  • Spinal injury and management in football (inclusive of extrication)
  • Head injury management and the FA Concussion guidelines
  • Maxillo-facial injury in football
  • Medical emergencies in football

What you'll be able to do with this qualification

This is the highest available qualification within our medical pathway, and by completing it you will have the skills to act as the team leader in the event of a life or limb threatening injury in football.

Due to the nature and responsibility associated with first aid provision, and in line with current UK guidelines, the currency of the ATMMiF certificate for use as a first aid qualification will be limited to three years.

We recommend you complete a one-day reaccreditation course each season. To remain qualified and in date you must, as a minimum, complete a further ATMMiF course within the final three months prior to expiry of the qualification.

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