(DL) Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health L2 (RQF)=L5 (SCQF) 1 Day

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(DL) Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health L2 (RQF)=L5 (SCQF) 1 Day


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:

  • Define youth mental health
  • Indicate understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Identify factors that can affect a young person’s mental health
  • The impact of bullying/social media/drugs and alcohol
  • Understand the role of a first aider for mental health
  • Identify signs of stress
  • State how stress can be managed
  • Identify signs and/or symptoms for the following mental health conditions: Depression/anxiety/Psychosis/Eating disorders/Suicide/Self-harm/Post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Demonstrate the application of the first aid action plan for mental health
  • Know when to contact the emergency services in respect of first aid for mental health
  • Understand legal consent and safeguarding responsibilities when working with children


The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over.

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.

However, due to this being a distance learning qualification and the level of unsupervised learning required, a learner must have the literacy skills to be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources.

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 3 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of contact hours, including assessment, that the learner will have with the trainer/assessor. TQT includes GLH but takes into consideration unsupervised preparation and learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner may take to complete the qualification.

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 video conferencing software by professional discussion with the trainer/assessor and practical demonstration of the application of the first aid action plan for mental health. Learners 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.

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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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