Driver CPC Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace – Maidstone. Kent

The Understanding Mental Health course is especially beneficial for those who work by themselves especially in industries such as Road Haulage or Passenger Transport and is just as important as physical First Aid.

This course can help participants recognise Mental Health difficulties in both themselves, those they work with as well as friends and family.

Course Information

Who is it for

The course is aimed at those who would like to learn some basic information around recognising the signs and symptoms of Mental Health difficulties as well as helping employers meet their obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

The course can be taught on-line via Zoom or in person.

It is also an approved Driver CPC module.


CPC courses require 7 hours of contact time (plus breaks) and is ideally taught in 1-day. It can be split into 2 x 3.5 hour sessions for an extra charge. If split the whole course must be completed within 4 weeks.

It is an offence punishable by a fine of £1,000.00 each for both the Driver and Operator if a valid CPC card is not held.


Driver CPC hours are accrued and credited based on attendance on the course. The nationally recognised Emergency Mental Health certificate requires successful completion of a multi-choice question paper at the end of the course.


If joining a Zoom based course then you will need an appropriate device with sound and a camera. We would strongly advise against using a smartphone or similar as the screen, camera and sound resolution are not adequate for the course. A desktop PC, laptop, iPad or similar would be preferable.

A second internet enabled device with a camera (phone is fine) is required for the final assessment.


The Emergency Mental Health First Aid certificate is valid for 3 years from successful completion of the course and this will be emailed, along with the Driver CPC attendance certificate the following working day assuming payment has been received for the course.

Candidates are encouraged to check their CPC status regularly by going to the JAUPT website at







DQC Cards are automatically issued by DVSA when all 35 hours of periodic training have been completed and there is less than a month before the current Driver’s Qualification Card (DQC) expires. These are issued without charge and posted direct to the address of record.

If your DQC has expired then you may drive without having a card on you but only once all your hours have been uploaded. Although it is an offence not to have your DQC with you the Police and DVSA inspectors will, normally, not penalise you if they can see you have completed yours hours recently.

DVSA advise that the card should be received within 2 weeks of being issued


In a classroom-based setting and where space permits, we can teach a maximum of 16 candidates per course.

Zoom based courses are currently limited to a maximum of 8 candidates.

Costs (all plus VAT)

CPC Only

A space on an open course in either Hastings or Maidstone costs £105.00 per person

At your premises National London Postcode
6 delegates £495.00 £580.00
8 delegates £530.00 £615.00
16 delegates £760.00 £845.00

Dual Qualification Emergency Mental Health First Aid & CPC

A space on an open course in either Hastings or Maidstone costs £130.00 per person

At your premises National London Postcode
6 delegates £610.00 £595.00
8 delegates £660.00 £745.00
16 delegates £910.00 £995.00

Please note that transport charges for off-shore courses will be charged at cost.

If spilt into 2 sessions then there is an additional charge of £260.00 or £360.00 for London postcodes.

Zoom based courses are charged at National rate.

The maximum numbers for a Zoom based course is 8 delegates.


Course Content

  • An understanding of what is Mental Health
  • The role of Mental Health First Aiders
  • The law around Mental Health in the workplace
  • Promoting a positive attitude towards Mental Health
  • Identifying the characteristics of common Mental Health conditions including:
    • Work-related stress
    • Anxiety
    • Eating disorders
    • Depression
    • Self-harm
    • Psychosis
    • Suicide
  • Identifying the key features a Mental Health Action Plan.

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