The course is facilitated through group and class discussion to involve all candidates and to ensure all candidates are grasping the broad topics ready for the assessment.
Candidates can wear clothing that they feel comfortable to support their learning and take part in group discussions with other candidates.
The course includes the First Aid for Mental Health handbook produced by Nuco Training to support the course.
The qualification is assessed through both a practical demonstration of the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and a multiple-choice question paper.
There are no barriers to undertaking the training, but individuals may find the topics may have an emotional impact they were not expecting if they have experienced or know anyone who has experienced one of the topics being covered. The trainers are experienced and will support any candidate who finds them in the situation of needing to debrief a historic situation.
If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking.
The course will have three planned breaks, with tea and coffee provided during the morning and afternoon break. There will be no lunch provided and it is recommended people bring their own.