Scottish Rugby are working in partnership with the International Rugby Board (IRB) to provide first aid courses for club and school volunteers.
“It is imperative that those involved in all levels of the game are educated in the correct medical procedures, and we now have people who will subsequently deliver the IRB first aid course in Scotland next season.”
“Player welfare is the number one priority of the IRB, and we know that Scottish Rugby place the same importance on this area of the game – we look forward to hearing of the success of the programme in the future.”
Jock Peggie, IRB Training Manager
Coaches, teachers, parents, officials and interested others who may be asked to respond to an injured rugby player.
On successful completion of the course, a pitch side responder will be able to:
Candidates are required to be 16 years of age or over before they can be registered for qualification. They must also provide evidence of having completed the following:-
First Aid in Rugby: IRB Educational Resource - complete the module online at: www.irbplayerwelfare.com/firstaidinrugby
Concussion Management - complete the module online at: http://www.irbplayerwelfare.com/?documentid=module&module=1&page=9
IRB RugbyReady self-check test – do the test online at www.IRBRugbyReady.com
This course is delivered by IRB Medical Educators*, and will last approximately 8 hours.
*Healthcare professional or other persons on application with IRB Level 2 ICIR or equivalent training and the IRB Medical Educator accreditation.
Completion of online pre-requisites and full attendance required. This course is competence based and involves on-course appraisal. It involves both classroom and outdoor practical activities, where coaches will be expected to participate fully in all sessions.
Please contact Claire Scott, Coach Development Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org 0131 346 5167; 07773 082924) should you have any questions.
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