Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training: eLearning for Sports Coaches

An award-winning Sudden Cardiac Arrest training course for sports coaches – elearning development in association with Resuscitation Council UK, St John Ambulance and Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

eLearning for Sport England & UK Coaching

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if it’s not treated within minutes.

UK Coaching in association with Sport England wanted to deliver a free course to all of their sports coaches on how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and perform CPR if they found themselves in a situation where someone has a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

They wanted a course that was media rich, that was engaging and thought-provoking, and that would leave an impact on the learner so that they remember what to do in an SCA emergency.

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Martin Johnson CBE - Joe Humphries Memorial Trust Patron

Video Interviews

The course contains a wide range of practical information and tips for sports coaches.

There are high quality immersive videos, including an interview with SCA survivor Fabrice Muamba (former professional footballer) and Martin Johnson CBE (former England rugby union captain and team manager).

Visually Engaging eLearning Content

Hosted on UK Coaching’s LMS the videos and elearning content needed to be visually engaging, while embedding the learning objectives.

The hands-on, interactive learning includes an optional 60-second lifesaver challenge to put your knowledge and skills to the test.

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eLearning for sports coaches

Fast Turnaround

UK Coaching had a launch date that only gave us a few weeks for the build.

Instead of doing a high level prototype, we built a detailed storyboard containing all of the design elements, in order to speed up the project.

This allowed stakeholder reviews to take place before the content was built, and meant that feedback stages were shortened to mostly technical feedback and minor content tweaks.

The course was delivered on time, and UK Coaching were able to release it the following week via their website.

The client verdict

“A huge thank you for your relentless hard work and support with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest build!

I wanted to say thank you for your creative input, proactive attitude and ability to be super flexible while exploring solutions.

We also have had a really positive response from partners wanting to make this mandatory as part of their coach education offer. Also we have had overwhelming feedback about this being the best learning they have ever undertaken.”

Award-winning elearning

We were delighted that with this project, UK Coaching won the Digital Learning and eLearning Award at the Learning Excellence Awards 2022 which took place at the National Conference Centre.

Learning Excellence Awards Winner

UK Coaching’s Learning & Assessment Product Team Manager Kelly Rodrigues said on receiving the award:

I am delighted that we have won this prestigious award. The judges commended the Sudden Cardiac Arrest eLearning for the use of immersive learning technologies and learning design, cinematic videography and practical hands-on skill application, which simulates the learning and application of the skills required to save a life.

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