Player Welfare / Medical

Welcome to the Player Welfare / Medical Education modules. To access these modules please click on the relevant topic below.

First Aid In Rugby

This online module aims to equip you with some of basic rugby-specific First Aid skills and is recommended for all stakeholders. Completion of this online module is a pre-requisite for attending our face-to-face First Aid in Rugby Course.

Immediate Care in Rugby

The level 2 ICIR is aimed at providing health care and allied health care professionals working in rugby the ability to assess, stabilise and package for removal to a safe area awaiting the arrival of advanced care provision.

Advanced Immediate Care in Rugby

The level 3 AICIR is aimed at providing health care professionals; Doctors, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapist, sports trainers and sports rehabilitationists etc. working in rugby the ability to assess, diagnose and deliver advanced care while achieving stabilisation and package for removal to a safe area awaiting the arrival of further advanced care provision.

Medical Protocols for Match Day Medical Staff

This resource has been developed to provide Rugby Team Doctors and Match Day Medical Staff with an understanding of their responsibilities and to highlight some of the issues that they will face in the course of their work.

Concussion Management for the General Public

This resource is designed for anyone involved in Rugby - players, coaches, parents, teachers, match officials, spectators, and anyone else with a role or interest in the Game. It is designed to ensure that players who suffer concussion are managed effectively to protect their long-term health and welfare.

Concussion Management for Doctors and Health Care Professionals

This resource is designed for doctors and healthcare professionals who want to better understand concussion for situations where an athlete presents with a head injury.

Concussion for Elite Level Match Day Medical Staff

This resource has been developed to provide Elite Level Match Day Medical Staff with an understanding of the role of the Match Day Doctor and of the implementation of the Head Injury Assessment process.

Mindset – A Mental Health Resource for Team Doctors

This resource has been developed to support team medical staff with identification of mental health problems. In addition, information provided includes tools that can be used to screen for mental health problems as well as advice around referring players who may be experiencing mental health problems.

COVID 19 – Return to Play Awareness for Coaches & Players

This is a resource developed by World Rugby to help everyone in the rugby community during the COVID-19 pandemic and to guide a safe return to rugby activities.

COVID 19 – Return to Play Awareness for Administrators

This is a resource developed by World Rugby to help everyone in the rugby community during the COVID-19 pandemic and to guide a safe return to rugby activities.

Artificial Turf - an introduction for the General Public

The aim of this module is to provide learners with a basic knowledge of Regulation 22. (Standard relating to the use of rugby turf). It aims to help learners to understand why it exists, what it entails, and how they can promote its use. This will help learners to ensure the regulation is followed and to maintain a safe playing environment for their players.

Face-to-face courses and accreditations

World Rugby works in conjunction with our Regional Associations and member unions to deliver a needs-based, blended learning portfolio of online learning and face-to-face attendance/accreditation courses. Our aim is to enable our member unions to become self-sustainable in the delivery of the entry/mid-level courses, whilst our higher level courses are delivered on a regional basis. Some of our larger member unions choose to deliver their own suite of Training and Education courses, so please check with your union to find out what training courses are available in the first instance. World Rugby’s face-to-face courses and accreditations are delivered by our network of over 2000 Licenced Trainers and Educators. This network delivers our courses on behalf of, and on the approval of, both their member unions and World Rugby. They are trained, quality assured, and licenced by World Rugby to do so. The full list of courses delivered is available below, along with the online pre-requsites which participants must complete before attending a course.