Instructor Members Aft er sign-off , instructors-in-training become approved Instructor Members. This means they are granted the right to deliver the Mental Health First Aider course. Their role is to deliver high quality mental health learning experiences on behalf of MHFA England. Instructor Members may be in-house (employed and delivering MHFA England products within their organisation), or independent (self-employed and delivering MHFA England products to their own clients). See the full role expectations for Instructor Members here. Upskill courses Instructor Members can qualify to deliver MHFA Champion (one day) or Mental Health Aware (half day) courses by applying for and successfully completing an upskill course. Extension training Instructor Members can also qualify to deliver another Mental Health First Aider product (for example, if they currently deliver Adult MHFA and wish to add Youth MHFA to their range), by applying for and successfully completing extension training.
Those who progress from the seven day MHFA England Instructor Training programme must co-deliver a minimum of two Mental Health First Aider courses, and provide a self-reflective record documenting their development, as well as a full set of learner evaluations to their mentor. Their mentor makes an assessment about whether the instructor-in-training has met the quality standards of the Instructor Member role expectations . If successful, they are accepted onto an MHFA England Instructor Training programme cohort and become instructors-in-training. Instructors-in- training are guided through their training by two National Trainers, one of whom is assigned as their mentor. During the programme, instructors- in-training are assessed against the Instructor Member role expectations . Any candidate who has not met the expectations will be unable to continue their journey with us. Instructors-in-training Applicants for the role of an MHFA England Instructor Member will complete an application form detailing how their knowledge, skills and experience meet the application assessment criteria .
If successful, the instructor-in-training is signed off as an Instructor Member to deliver the Mental Health First Aider course.
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