• 1 day
  • Early Education and Childcare
  • SCQF Level 4


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This course is also available for businesses interested in training and development of their employees.
To register your interest, please click HERE to open the Business Development contact page.

Intro to the course:

This 3 hour short course provides learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions as well as the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help. This course is delivered by a knowledgeable team of childcare professionals and is aimed at anyone working within an ELC setting who would like to develop their knowledge of mental health. 

On successful completion of the course, learners will gain a SCQF Level 4 Award in Awareness for First Aid for Mental Health

SCQF Level 4

Study mode
Part-Time Day

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed specifically for anyone who works with children or would like to work with children and is interested in continuing their professional development. 

What will I study?

Learners will study a range of topics including: 

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice
  • Starting a conversation about mental health
  • Stress
  • Mental Health Conditions. 

Next step course options

You could progress to the First Aid for Mental Health course (SCQF Level 5). 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a blend of written work and discussion. 

Why should I choose this course?

You wish to develop knowledge and skills in mental health and wellbeing to enhance your practice. 

Where can this course lead?

This course will enhance the practice of anyone looking to work with, or  who is currently working with children and young people. 

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. 

What are the interview arrangements?

No interview is required for this course. On application, you will be contacted by a member of the curriculum team to discuss the details of the course. 

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for part time:

This course costs £45.

Other information:

If you are interested in booking this course for your organisation, please contact businessdevelopment@slc.sc.uk to discuss dates and delivery preferences. 

The Early Learning and Childcare team at South Lanarkshire College would be delighted to develop bespoke courses to meet your training requirements. Please contact angela.reid@slc.ac.uk if you wish to discuss your training needs or would like any further information on our advertised courses.  

Please note that course fees and dates are subject to change

Part time course: 1 morning in college

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Study mode Part-Time Day Start date 03/09/2024 Duration 1 day
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