The MHFA England Instructor Training programme qualifies you to deliver one of our Mental Health First Aider products only (Adult or Youth). Once you have been approved as an Instructor Member in your chosen product, you will then have the option to attend an upskill course to add MHFA Champion, Mental Health Aware, and/or Refresher courses to your product range. You can also apply for extension training to qualify in another Mental Health First Aider product.

Extension and conversion training

If you're already an MHFA England Instructor Member and want to add another Mental Health First Aider course (Adult or Youth) to your delivery portfolio, you don't need to complete the whole programme again. Instead you will complete a five day extension programme. You will then need to complete co-deliveries with another Instructor Member and receive good feedback to become approved in your chosen extension.

The cost of extension training is £1,626 (inc VAT) per person.

If you’re already an approved MHFA instructor in another country or another region of the UK and would like to deliver MHFA courses in England, you can complete the first five days of the relevant programme as a conversion delegate. The cost of conversion training is £813 (inc VAT) per person.

We are redeveloping our Adult Extension Training programme and are projecting to have these programmes running from summer 2023. Please click here fill in our register of interest and we will contact you when we are intending to release new Adult Instructor Training opportunities.

How to apply:

  1. Click this link to go to our online extension application form.

  2. Once you have completed the application form, it will be reviewed by our team. We aim to contact applicants within five working days.

For more information, please email


Our upskill opportunities are designed to help you develop your skills as an Instructor Member.

Our three hour upskill courses will prepare you to deliver MHFA Champion or Mental Health Aware courses, in the same product area as the Mental Health First Aider course you are approved to deliver (Adult or Youth). Adding these additional courses to your portfolio enables you to reach a wider audience and increase mental health awareness further.

  • You must be an approved Instructor Member before you are able to book onto an upskill. Instructors-in-training cannot attend an upskill course until after completing their two co-deliveries and being approved as an Instructor Member

    If you are an Adult Instructor you must complete the free MHFA Course Upskill on your Online Learning Hub before you are able to book on to additional upskill courses
  • You must complete your upskill course before organising any deliveries of the new course. Upskills require a minimum number of attendees to be viable, and so may be subject to cancellations or postponement

Upskill courses cost between £236.08 and £273.16 (inc VAT) depending on the product you are upskilling in. To view the upskill courses currently available and reserve your place, log into your Instructor Member dashboard and go to the CPD Upskills section.

Booking enquiries

For booking enquiries about upskills or extension training please email Please check the Instructor Training FAQ before getting in touch in case your query is answered there.