The MHFA England Instructor Training programme qualifies you to deliver one of our Mental Health First Aider products only (Adult, Youth, or Armed Forces). Once you have been fully signed off as an approved Instructor Member in your chosen product (and have completed two co-deliveries as part of your sign off process), you will then have the option to attend an upskill course to add MHFA Champion and Mental Health Aware courses to your range, or 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, Youth, or Armed Forces) to your delivery portfolio, you won't need to complete the whole programme again. Instead you will complete the first five days of the relevant programme as an extension delegate. You will then need to co-deliver two of the relevant MHFA England courses with another Instructor Member and receive good feedback to become approved. 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.

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 will 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 in. Adding these additional courses to your portfolio enables you to reach a wider audience and increase mental health awareness further.

Please note that you are required to complete your chosen upskill course and sign off before booking in any deliveries. 

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.

If you are an instructor-in-training, your Instructor Training programme counts as your upskill until you are approved. After you have completed your two co-deliveries and been signed off as an approved instructor, you will then be able to register for our upskill sessions via your dashboard.

The diagrams below show the upskill pathways for Instructor Members:

Instructors trained to deliver Adult MHFA Two Day can upskill to Adult MHFA One Day, Adult Mental Health Aware Half Day and Higher Education MHFA One Day

Instructors trained to deliver Youth MHFA Two Day can upskill to Youth MHFA One Day, Youth Mental Health Aware Half Day, and Higher Education MHFA One Day

Instructors trained to deliver the Armed Forces MHFA Two Day course can upskill to deliver the Adult MHFA One Day and Adult Mental Health Aware Half Day courses

Booking enquiries

For any 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.