Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (2 days)

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

This course builds on the 6-hour Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health course and covers a wider range of mental health conditions and goes into detail on the range of therapy and professional support that a person may be given by professional bodies during treatment for a mental health condition.

Syllabus
A range of subjects are covered including:

What is First Aid for Mental Health?
Identifying mental health conditions
Providing advice and starting a conversation

Drugs and alcohol
First Aid for Mental Health action plan
First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

A large range of Mental Health conditions covered in detail

Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.

 

This course is available as a Group Booking anywhere in the UK, however Open courses for individual places are only run from our Training Centre in Caerphilly.

Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (4 hours)

Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (4 hours virtual class)

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Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.

This awareness course is suitable for everyone as it provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help.

This 4 hour course provides an insight into Mental Health issues in the Workplace and students will learn how to understand the issues and recognise when somebody needs support within their workplace. It also gives signposting advice

Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a  First Aider for mental health.

Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health.

 

The course is run online on scheduled dates. See our calendar for dates

 

Principles of Safeguarding – Distance Learning

This qualification is designed for people who have contact with children, young people or vulnerable adults in their working environment including voluntary work.

It will teach you how to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and what actions you can take to stop this from happening and occurring again in the future.

The programme emphasises the importance of ensuring that safeguarding concerns are reported and acted on appropriately. Successful candidates will be awarded a national Level 3 Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults qualification.

First Aid for Mental Health (1 day)

First Aid for Mental Health (1 day virtual class)

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This course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.

Learners undertaking this course will be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and be a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.

Building on the Level 1/4 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health this course introduces the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan which allows learners to provide their peers with comprehensive guidance and support for a suspected mental health condition. Learners will be able to provide signposting to professional help and support that person whilst they are receiving professional assistance.

This course also covers the effects of drugs and alcohol and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to assist employers in implementing a positive mental health culture to support employees within a workplace.

The course is run online on scheduled dates. See our calendar for dates

Certification


Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)/Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5. 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.

Assessment


The qualification is assessed through both a practical demonstration of the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and a multiple-choice question paper. A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.

Forest School First Aid with optional Paediatric First Aid

The Forest Schools First Aid course is totally integrated with the Forest School ethos, rationale and the unique professional requirements of Forest School workers.

The requirements for Forest School first aid can be met by completing an Outdoor First Aid course. However many groups prefer or require specialist and tailored training involving infants for instance, with a tailored, contextualised approach to content often mixing elements of infant/child/adult training as determined by the group. This training course is designed to provide that flexibility. The content reflects the unique environments in which you work, and the challenges that you can face. It is the course of choice for the professional Forest School practitioner, who wants a custom course designed around their craft and their profession.

In its Guidance note – First Aid for Forest School, the Forest School Association (FSA) strongly recommends that a Level 3 qualified Forest School Practitioner holds a current first aid qualification as covered in the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) statement of good practice for Outdoor First Aid at Band 3. This course meets the criteria laid out. This course would also meet the criteria laid out for Level 2 and Level 1 qualified Forest School Assistants.

Paediatric First Aid qualification – optional

For those leaders working in an environment where there is a need to hold a Paediatric First Aid Certificate, this can be incorporated into the syllabus and all attendees that need it will receive a Paediatric First Aid Certificate as well. There is an additional fee of £20 per student for this optional qualification.

Paediatric First Aid Level 3 – blended option

Paediatric First Aid

This is the 2-day Ofsted, EYFS, CSSIW and SureStart compliant course. It is available as a 2-day course or a Blended course with the first day a video-based online course (however the blended course cannot be run in parallel with the classroom-only course as the order of subjects is not compatible).

This Blended version is available for a Group Booking at £450 + £30 per person online fee.

This is a Level 3 Accredited Qualification, recognised Nationally. When comparing prices, non-accredited qualifications are cheaper, however you need to make sure that they meet National Standards and be able to show this during an OfSTED inspection. Sometimes cheaper can be a false saving.

Who is the 2 day Paediatric First Aid for?

The course is aimed at anybody who comes into contact with children including pre-school staff, nursery staff, play workers, children centre staff, teachers, Learning Support Assistants, holiday camp workers, parent and toddler group volunteers, child minders, nannies, foster carers, au pairs, parent helpers, babysitters, community workers, youth workers, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. If you are likely to take your groups outside on field trips we also offer an enhanced Outdoor Paediatric First Aid course.

The Blended version is taken by sitting a 6-hour online part followed by 1 day in the classroom. If it is a problem to release staff for two days, then the Blended version is an ideal method for achieving the course with only 1 day away from the classroom – the online part may be fitted in as and when is convenient.

Outdoor First Aid Level 3

Level 3 Outdoor First Aid : 2-day course

If your assessment of First Aid needs highlights the need for qualified First Aiders in outdoor activity, then this Level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable and highly trained personnel.

This comprehensive two-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way, particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available.

This course fulfils the requirements of the First Aid element of the expedition syllabus and it is suitable for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.

There is sufficient content in this course to satisfy the requirements of the HSE in respect of Emergency First Aid at Work. An additional certificate can be provided to evidence this to an employer.

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Level 3

Paediatric First Aid

This is a 1-day entry level course for anyone looking after children but do not need the full 2-day OFSTED Paediatric course. Typically this would be for Nannies and Au Pairs although babysitters, parents and grandparents would also find this course suitable.

This course is the entry level Paediatric First Aid course suitable for parents, nannies and au pairs. However, if you are registering with Ofsted you will need our full two day course instead.

This course is day 1 of the two day Paediatric First aid course, so if you are looking for a Group Booking, the two courses can be combined to maximise the number of places.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

Paediatric First Aid Level 3

Paediatric First Aid

This is the 2-day Ofsted, EYFS, CSSIW and SureStart compliant course. It is available as a 2-day course or a Blended course with the first day a video-based online course (however the blended course cannot be run in parallel with the classroom-only course as the order of subjects is not compatible)

This is a Level 3 Accredited Qualification, recognised Nationally. When comparing prices, non-accredited qualifications are cheaper, however you need to make sure that they meet National Standards and be able to show this during an OfSTED inspection. Sometimes cheaper can be a false saving.

Who is the 2 day Paediatric First Aid for?

The course is aimed at anybody who comes into contact with children including pre-school staff, nursery staff, play workers, children centre staff, teachers, Learning Support Assistants, holiday camp workers, parent and toddler group volunteers, child minders, nannies, foster carers, au pairs, parent helpers, babysitters, community workers, youth workers, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. If you are likely to take your groups outside on field trips we also offer an enhanced Outdoor Paediatric First Aid course.

Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action Level 3

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of grounds based outdoor worker or supported outdoor practitioner in the UK. This Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action qualification is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon the national qualifications frameworks of England and Wales.

It is suitable for workers in rural and remote settings and will maintain the license to practice for those with some Outdoor National Governing Body Instructor awards.

The course meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Statement of Good Practice for Outdoor First Aid Training Framework at Band 2.   This is hosted upon the Institute for Outdoor Learning website.

All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes.

This is an Accredited Course. It is designed to provide First Aid training for those working in an outdoor environment.

There are no prerequisite entry requirements for this qualification.

Prospective candidates are to be advised that they should have should have literacy and numeracy competency appropriate for the qualification.

This course is run by and certified by 4 Minutes Training on Cascade’s behalf.