We are currently accepting applications for our Instructor Training programme. To view training dates, click the green ‘Apply now’ button below. 

All Instructor Training programmes are currently run online. 

Please read all information below before starting your application. 

We are currently unable to accept applicants who are looking to be independent trainers or are employed by training companies. We can only accept applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Applying to deliver MHFA England training to other employees within their own workplace
  • Part of a cohort commissioned by an industry body, charity, or other organisation, or sponsored by MHFA England
  • An existing MHFA England Instructor Member looking to upskill into different products

You will need to submit a completed declaration of eligibility as part of your application to confirm you meet one of these criteria. This should be countersigned by a member of staff in your organisation who is approving your attendance of this training. This could be a line manager, HR professional or other appropriate member of staff. You can download this declaration here.

Would you like to hear from us if the eligibility criteria changes in future? If so, please submit your details here.

If you have any questions please email the Instructor Training team at training@mhfaengland.org

Before applying

Make sure you have completed the relevant Two Day course

Before you apply, you must have completed the MHFA England Two Day course in the same subject area in which you are applying for Instructor Training (Adult, Youth, or Armed Forces), within the last three years.

You will not be able to apply if you have not completed the relevant Two Day course.

This allows you to experience the course content and decide if it will be suitable for you to deliver, before you commit to the Instructor Training programme.

All applicants need to be familiar with the Two Day course content to properly engage with the Instructor Training programme.

If you haven't already attended one of our Two Day courses you can book onto a course here.

Have your Two Day course certificate to hand

When you apply for Instructor Training you will be asked to upload a copy of your Two Day course certificate as a PDF or image. Please ensure you have this to hand when you begin the application process.

Your certificate would have been sent to the email address you used to sign up to the Two Day course. If you do not have your certificate, please email certificates@mhfaengland.org or call 0203 928 0760.

Consider your accessibility needs

We strive to create training that everyone can access and we encourage Instructor Training applications from people with accessibility needs. Please fill in the ‘Accessibility requirements’ section of the application form and tell us what you need to access the venue and materials. Visit our accessibility page for more information.

How to apply

  1. Before you begin your application, please download and read the following documents:

    Essential and desirable criteria 
    Terms and conditions
    Instructor Training FAQ

  2. Click the 'Apply now' button below to complete an application. You will be asked to create an account in order to do this. Please ensure you are applying on behalf of yourself, as we cannot accept applications on behalf of another person.

  3. Use the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to navigate the application form to ensure that your progress is saved. Do not press back or refresh in your web browser as this could result in lost work. You may wish to prepare your answers to section 6 of the application in a separate document and paste them into your application to avoid the risk of losing your work. 

  4. If you are training as part of a commissioned programme, please follow the instructions as normal and enter the code provided to you when prompted. 

  5. Upload your Two Day certificate when prompted. If you have not completed the relevant Two Day course you will not be able to apply for the Instructor Training programme. 

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Next steps

When you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by our training team and assessed by an MHFA England National Trainer.

Once your application has been assessed, we’ll get in touch to let you know the outcome.


Our training team are happy to help answer any questions you might have about becoming an MHFA England Instructor Member or about your application. You can contact the team on training@mhfaengland.org or call 0203 928 0760 and select option 3.

Please check the Instructor Training FAQ before getting in touch in case your question is answered there.

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