The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over.
It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this 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.
The qualification has 4 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 5 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of classroom contact hours that the learner will undertake. TQT includes GLH but also takes into account any unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to complete the qualification.
The minimum classroom contact time of 4 hours can be spread over a maximum of 2 weeks. Each session must be a minimum of two hours.
The class ratio for the qualification is a maximum of 16 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor.
The qualification does not have an expiry date but keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital.
The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper which the learner must successfully pass to be awarded the qualification.
There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress on to the FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health or the FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.
You can book your course online below,
or call us on 02921 675265
If there are no course dates listed above, unfortunately we haven’t got any scheduled courses at the moment.
We can also run this course “in house”; contact us for more information on how to book.
£65.00 +VAT (£78) per delegate.
The course includes publications, registration, certification, and refreshments.
Cognitia use a freelance assessor for this course, who are accredited by:
**Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If a delegate feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.
However, if you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the delegate please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending.**