Qualsafe Academy

QA Level 3 Award in Teaching and Assessing Mental Health Qualifications (RQF)

A regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to teach and assess the Qualsafe Awards (QA) range of Mental Health First Aid Qualifications.

Course Overview

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK are likely to experience mental health problems each year? By becoming a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, you can help individuals recognise the signs and symptoms of Mental Health issues and teach them how to provide support to employees.

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What's Covered?

The QA Level 3 Award in Teaching and Assessing Mental Health Qualifications (RQF) has been specifically designed to provide Instructors with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver the QA range of Mental Health First Aid qualifications. During this course, you will also achieve the QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) qualification and learn the logic and philosophy of the course components, which will ultimately enable you to teach and empower your Learners to:

  • Develop a better understanding of a variety of Mental Health conditions related to work, including: Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Psychosis.
  • Recognise key signs and symptoms of many Mental Health disorders
  • Support their fellow employees who are experiencing poor Mental Health
  • Promote positive mental health in the workplace

The Qualsafe Academy team of highly-skilled Trainers have a wealth of experience and understanding in delivering Mental Health First Aid qualifications to ensure you get the most out of your experience with us. Throughout your course, they will provide you with an engaging learning experience; through the use of video, PowerPoint Presentations, case study analysis, real-life examples of Mental Health issues, group discussions, workbook activities and much more.


  • Course structure

    The QA Level 3 Award in Teaching and Assessing Mental Health Qualifications (RQF) is a 5-day course that is delivered across two separate teaching blocks, which consist of 3 initial days of classroom learning, followed by an additional 2 days after a recommended 2 week break. This time will allow you to consolidate and reflect on your learning, complete additional off-course study and prepare you for your assessments.

    Block 1: Days 1, 2 & 3: During days 1 & 2, you will undertake the QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) qualification and expand on your knowledge of mental health. You will cover a range of areas in Mental Health, such as anxiety, depression, contributory factors relating to work-related stress and more. During the course, you will be assessed by multiple choice questions.

    Day 3 focuses on understanding how to deliver the QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) qualification and provides an opportunity to explore the reasoning, logic and philosophy of the course components. Delivering the course in the intended way ensures that the key messages are relayed, along with making sure that the course is delivered in a safe manner and to the highest standard.

    Off-Course Study: During a recommended two week break, you will use this time to:

    • Reflect on what you have learnt so far
    • Develop your understanding of mental health further, through additional reading and research
    • Prepare a micro-teach session on a topic that will be allocated to you

    Block 2: Days 4 & 5: Following your off-course study time, you will be assessed delivering part of the QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid Workplace (RQF) qualification. The presentations will be made to the other delegates on the course allowing you to gain peer to peer feedback; followed by a one to one feedback session with your Trainer. You will also be assessed on your ability to observe and feedback on the performance of your peers when delivering micro-teach sessions.

  • Things to consider before applying

    Before applying for this course, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

    • You must be at least 18 years old on the first day of training
    • You must hold a regulated teaching/training qualification with evidence of demonstrating current teaching and training practice within the last 3 years.
    • You should have an interest in mental health and possess a level of empathy to allow for successful delivery of sensitive subject areas.

    To find out more about our entry requirements, please don’t hesitate to email us on info@qualsafeacademy.org or by calling 03303 11 20 21.

  • Course dates

    The next upcoming course dates are as follows:

    Location Date Price
    Manchester

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 22nd – 24th January 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 13th – 14th February 2020

    £1,495.00

    Glasgow

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 10th – 12th February 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 27th – 28th February 2020

    £1,495.00

    Bristol

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 11th – 13th March 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 30th – 31st March 2020

    £1,495.00

    Nottingham

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 6th – 8th April 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 23rd – 24th April 2020

    £1,495.00

    Newcastle

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 20th – 22nd May 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 11th – 12th June 2020

    £1,495.00

    Maidstone (Kent)

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 17th – 19th June 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 6th – 7th July 2020

    £1,495.00

    Leeds

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 8th – 10th July 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 30th – 31st July 2020

    £1,495.00

    Birmingham

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 17th – 19th August 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 7th – 8th September 2020

    £1,495.00

    Bristol

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 9th – 11th September 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 1st – 2nd October 2020

    £1,495.00

    Glasgow

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 7th – 9th October 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 26th – 27th October 2020

    £1,495.00

    Manchester

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 4th – 6th November 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 26th – 27th November 2020

    £1,495.00

    London

    Days 1, 2 & 3: 2nd – 4th December 2020

    Days 4 & 5: 21st – 22nd December 2020

    £1,495.00

    If you are looking for a bespoke/on-site training course at your venue, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 03303 11 20 21.

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