The Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health qualification is suitable for anyone who actively connects with children such as parents, carers, teachers, youth group leaders and young adults.
The qualification has been designed with children and young people in mind covering areas such as depression, self-harm, eating disorders and bullying and will provide the knowledge and skills to identify a potential mental health condition, start a conversation, and provide support and guidance to professional help.
A range of First Aid for Youth Mental Health related subjects are covered including:
This qualification is available to learners aged 14 years 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.
In addition, the learner will need access to a computer with a reasonable internet connection in order to access the distance learning resources and communicate with the Trainer/Assessor.
The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hour s (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of classroom contact hours, including assessment, that the learner will undertake. TQT includes GLH but also takes into consideration any unsupervised preparation or learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner may take to complete the qualification.
The minimum classroom contact time of 6 hours can be spread over a maximum of 3 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.
It is beneficial for the learner to undertake additional independent learning for example, by doing research on the internet.
An Award in First Aid for Youth 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.
The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.
The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper and the practical demonstration of the first aid action plan for mental health.
A learner must successfully pass both parts of the assessment to be awarded the qualification.
There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
Red Hackle Training is insured through Hiscox Insurance Company, we cover the requirements of the HSE and fulfil the HSE due diligence requirements.
Note – the HSE sets a trainer to student ratio of 1:12 people and our costs are based on
working with a group of 12. If you only have a small number of candidates for the course it would
be worth trying to contact other local organisation who may require training to try and fill your
course, to reduce the per head costs for yourself.
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