First Aid for Mental Health Courses
Our First Aid for Mental Health courses are now available online.
These courses are awarded certification by the First Aid Awards Ltd and regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation (SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENT)
The distance learning courses are a combination of self-study and webinars. You will be guided by a qualified Trainer/Assessor and you will be provided with our distance learning resources. The courses each conclude with an assessed professional discussion via Zoom.
This qualification is available to learners aged 18 years or over. Learners must have the literacy skills to be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources.
In addition, the learner will need access to a computer with a reasonable internet connection in order to access the distance learning resources and communicate with the Trainer/Assessor.
Each qualification has assigned guided learning hours (GLH) which will be delivered via Zoom webinar.
• Level 1 = 2 GLH
• Level 2 = 3 GLH
• Level 3 = 6 GLH
A minimum self study period is recommeded prior to the webinar using the resources we send to you, these include:
• an email with video links
• Powerpoint presentation
• First Aid for Mental Health reference manual (sent via post)
The qualification is assessed by a professional discussion with the Trainer/Assessor and evidenced by a recorded video call.
The learner has a maximum of 60 minutes to complete the assessment. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
The minimum self study period that is recommended prior to the webinar for each level is:
• Level 1 = 2 hrs self study
• Level 2 = 3 hrs self study
• Level 3 = 7 hrs self study
Awards in First Aid for Mental Health Level 1, 2 & 3 will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.
These qualifications are valid for three years from the date of achievement. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.