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Mental Health Qualifications We Are Approved to Deliver 

FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)  This course is suitable for everyone within a workplace as it provides learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions as well as the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help. 

Qualification Structure and Duration  A minimum of 4 hours spread over at least one day. Ideally, the course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 2 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours. 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 

Assessment  A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice). 

Certification  A Level 1 Award in Awareness for First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. Learners will need to complete the full course again to re-qualify for a further three years.  

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FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)  This 1-Day 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. 

Qualification Structure and Duration  A minimum of 6 hours spread over at least one day. Ideally, the course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 3 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours. 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 

Assessment  A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice). 

Certification  A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. Learners will need to complete the full course again to re-qualify for a further three years.  

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FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)  This 2-Day course goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. It covers the content of both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications but is aimed at Trainer, Assessors and Supervisor level within the workplace. 

Qualification Structure and Duration  A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but must be completed within 6 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours. 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 • Depression • Post-traumatic stress disorder • Self-harm • Suicide • Eating disorders • Personality disorders • Bipolar disorder • Psychosis • Schizophrenia • Anxiety 

Assessment  A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice). 

Certification  A Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. Learners will need to complete the full course again to re-qualify for a further three years.  

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