First Aid for Mental Health Instructor Training Course

This 3-day course will enable you to teach the new Ofqual regulated awards in First Aid for Mental Health:

The First Aid for Mental Health Instructor course is suitable for anyone with an interest in delivering the new half-day level 1, 1-day level 2 and 2-day level 3 qualifications in First Aid for Mental Health and who has an existing recognised teaching qualification.

On the first 2 days of the course you will be taught the full level 3 qualification which encompasses the level 1 and level 2 qualifications. On day 3 you will be given a micro-teaching session on First Aid for Mental Health to deliver to your peers on the course.

Nuco’s Instructor course includes the Tutor Packs with PowerPoint and training notes for you to run the new Ofqual-regulated First Aid for Mental Health qualifications. You become registered with Nuco Training as a First Aid for Mental Health Instructor by attending this course. You then run and certificate your own courses through Nuco and we will supply the Ofqual regulated certificates from our Awarding Organisation – First Aid Awards Ltd.

N.B. This course does not contribute to your annual monitoring of first aid courses.

    A range of 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
    Qualifications you will attain from this course: (subject to assessment)
  • Instructor Certificate in First Aid for Mental Health from Nuco Training Ltd
  • FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health
    Qualifications you will be able to teach: (subject to you holding an appropriate teaching qualification)
  • FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health
  • FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health
  • FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

    Nuco Training Ltd is an Approved Provider to the Military Funding Scheme of Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCs). Our Approved Provider number is 1349. This course will be fundable through the Elcas scheme. The course code is NT012.

    The course fee includes:
  • Delegate resources
  • All Registration fees
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • Certification
  • Comprehensive Trainers packs and PowerPoint presentations on USB memory sticks 
  • Quality training venues
  • The very best of instructors
  • Full administrative and technical support throughout your qualification period
  • Access to NucoPlus® – a unique online Instructor support area

First Aid for Mental Health

Course Duration

This is a 3-day course held at various venues throughout the UK.  We can deliver an on-site course if you have a number of delegates wishing to undertake it. See syllabus for full course breakdown.

3-Day instructor course cost:
£345.00 + VAT
(£414.00 including VAT)

Upcoming dates

See below for full schedule

Feb 2019

  • Telford – Dates : 18/02/2019 - 20/02/2019

Mar 2019

  • Telford – Dates : 18/03/2019 - 20/03/2019

  • Salisbury – Dates : 27/03/2019 - 29/03/2019

Apr 2019

  • Lincoln – Dates : 29/04/2019 - 01/05/2019

May 2019

  • Portsmouth – Dates : 22/05/2019 - 24/05/2019

Jul 2019

  • Telford – Dates : 24/07/2019 - 26/07/2019

Aug 2019

  • Bristol – Dates : 07/08/2019 - 09/08/2019

Sep 2019

  • Colchester – Dates : 11/09/2019 - 13/09/2019

2019 Course schedule and booking


You will be issued a Nuco Training Instructor Certificate, as well as an Ofqual regulated certificate. The qualification does not expire, but refresher training is recommended periodically.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age to qualify.


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

In-house/On-site courses

If you have several employees that you wish to train as a First Aid for Mental Health instructor, why not consider an onsite course? With lead instructors based throughout the UK, Nuco Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national and international companies throughout the UK and abroad. To learn more why not visit our ON-SITE TRAINING page, for our full range of courses that we have to offer.

This course and the associated original course materials and qualifications have been created and provided by Nuco Training Ltd and/or its related companies. Nuco Training Limited is not associated with any other training provider including, without limitation, Mental Health First Aid England, Scotland or Wales. All Nuco Training Limited’s intellectual property rights in such works are licensed to you on a non-exclusive basis to allow you to use them solely for the purpose of providing equivalent training courses to members of the public on the relevant topic and provided you do not infringe any intellectual property rights arising therein. Such rights can be terminated by Nuco Training Limited at any time.

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