Distance Learning First Aid for Mental Health:
7 Hours Total Learning
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QF Level 2 Award:
FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
SCQF Level 5 Award:
Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5
Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.
This course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.
Learners undertaking this course will be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and be a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.
Building on the Level 1/4 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health this course introduces the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan which allows learners to provide their peers with comprehensive guidance and support for a suspected mental health condition. Learners will be able to provide signposting to professional help and support that person whilst they are receiving professional assistance.
This course also covers the effects of drugs and alcohol and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to assist employers in implementing a positive mental health culture to support employees within a workplace.
The qualification has 3 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT).
GLH indicates the number of contact hours that the learner will have with the trainer/assessor. TQT includes GLH but considers unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to achieve the qualification.
It is beneficial for the learner to undertake additional independent learning for example, by doing research on the internet
A range of subjects are covered including:
What is First Aid for Mental Health?
Identifying mental health conditions
Providing advice and starting a conversation
Drugs and alcohol
First Aid for Mental Health action plan
First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)/Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.
The qualification is assessed through video conferencing software by professional discussion with the trainer/assessor and practical demonstration of the application of the first aid action plan for mental health. Learners must successfully pass both parts of the assessment to be awarded the qualification.
There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred
A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 20 students can be accommodated on this course. All candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age to qualify.
This course is delivered entirely online through a mixture of guided and self directed learning.
In-House / On-site courses
If you have several employees that you wish to train as First Aiders for Mental Health why not consider an onsite course. Field Crafting UK are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. To learn more why not submit an On-Site Training enquiry.
All of our courses are supported by a comprehensive illustrated training book which is included in your training pack.