Distance Learning: Supervising First Aid for Mental Health:
RQF Level 3 Award:
FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
SCQF Level 6 Award:
Award in Leading First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 6
Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.
This course builds on the Level 2/5 Award in First Aid for Mental Health covering a wider range of mental health conditions. It goes into detail on the range of therapy and professional support that a person may be given by professional bodies during treatment for a mental health condition.
The course is suitable for all persons within a workplace but is aimed at those who hold a supervisory/managerial level position and who have responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid for Mental Health within an organisation.
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
Post-traumatic stress disorder
The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 14 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.
Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)/Award in Leading First Aid in Mental Health at SCQF Level 6. 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.
It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy. However, due to this being a distance learning qualification and the level of unsupervised learning required, a learner must have the literacy skills to be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources
There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
This is a distance learning course and can be run for individuals. All candidates must be a minimum of 16 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 for Supervising First Aid 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.