First Aid and Safeguarding Advice

First Aid

It is not a requirement to complete a First Aid Qualification to gain certification for a hockey coaching qualification. However, we strongly recommend all coaches attend a certificated Emergency First Aid Course lasting a minimum of 3 hours and including CPR training. A refresher or recertification is required every 3 years.


To gain certification for a qualification all coaches must have accessed one of the following workshops. Certificates are valid for 3 years.

Please note: Completing the online England Hockey safeguarding course is not accepted for certification and therefore one of the following must also be completed.


We strongly recommend all coaches have their own appropriate insurance, this can be gained via the England Hockey Coaches Membership