First Aid for Mental Health Regulated Courses (Online)

First Aid for Mental Health is a new RQF/SCQF set of regulated courses that organisational employees, volunteers and individuals can enrol on.

This information on this page relates to our online version of courses.

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Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Online

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RQF Level 1 Award:
FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Qualification Framework England

SCQF Level 4 Award:
Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 4

Qualification Framework Scotland

First Aid for Mental Health Online

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RQF Level 2 Award:
FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Qualification Framework England

SCQF Level 5 Award:
Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5

Qualification Framework Scotland

Supervising/Leading First Aid for Mental Health Online

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RQF Level 3 Award:
FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Qualification Framework England

SCQF Level 6 Award:
Award in Leading First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 6

Qualification Framework Scotland

Organisations or individuals can choose whether they would like the English (RQF) or Scottish (SCQF) Award.

Online Course Qualification Spec and Outcomes

Online Course Qualification Spec and Outcomes

Online Course Qualification Spec and Outcomes

About

This online course is aimed at providing learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help.

About

This online course covers the content of the Level 1 course but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.

About

This online course covers the content in Level 1 (4) and 2 (5) awards and then goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals.

Qualification Duration

This qualification has 2 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 5 hours of total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of contact hours that the learner will have with one of our facilitators. TQT includes GLH but considers unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to achieve the qualification.

The guided learning hours (GLH) can be undertaken as part of a small group or individually with the facilitator, depending on how flexible your time is.

The total time allowed for completing the course is 2 weeks including the assessment.

It is beneficial for the learner to undertake additional independent learning for example, by doing research on the internet.

Qualification Duration

The qualification has 3 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours of total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of contact hours that the learner will have with one of our facilitators. TQT includes GLH but considers unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to achieve the qualification.

The guided learning hours (GLH) can be undertaken as part of a small group or individually with the facilitator, depending on how flexible your time is.

The total time allowed for completing the course is 3 weeks including the assessment.

It is beneficial for the learner to undertake additional independent learning for example, by doing research on the internet.

Qualification Duration

The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 14 hours of 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.

The guided learning hours (GLH) can be undertaken as part of a small group or individually with the facilitator, depending on how flexible your time is.

The total time allowed for completing the course is 6 weeks including the assessment.

It is beneficial for the learner to undertake additional independent learning for example, by doing research on the internet.

Syllabus

A range of First Aid for Mental Health-related subjects are covered including:

 

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions

Syllabus

A range of First Aid for Mental Health-related subjects are covered including:

 

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

Syllabus

A range of First Aid for Mental Health-related subjects are covered including:

 

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Self-harm
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Suicide
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental health conditions
  • Personality disorders
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Bipolar disorder
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • Psychosis
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Assessment

The qualification is assessed by a professional discussion with our facilitator and evidenced by a recorded video call. The learner has a maximum of 60 minutes to complete the assessment. This recording will be kept following the FAA Data Protection Policy and will not be shared with any person except for quality assurance purposes by FAA, the FAA centre providing the training and the regulatory bodies as required.

There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

Assessment

The qualification is assessed by a professional discussion with our facilitator and evidenced by a recorded video call. The learner has a maximum of 60 minutes to complete the assessment. This recording will be kept following the FAA Data Protection Policy and will not be shared with any person except for quality assurance purposes by FAA, the FAA centre providing the training and the regulatory bodies as required.

There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

Assessment

The qualification is assessed by a professional discussion with our facilitator and evidenced by a recorded video call. The learner has a maximum of 60 minutes to complete the assessment. This recording will be kept following the FAA Data Protection Policy and will not be shared with any person except for quality assurance purposes by FAA, the FAA centre providing the training and the regulatory bodies as required.

There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

Certification

The 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.

Certification

The 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.

Certification

The 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.