Courses delivered by Acorn Training Academy include …


Mental Health First Aid

Two-day course

The adult MHFA course qualifies all delegates as a mental health first aider and provides an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

Learning takes place across four sessions and covers depression, suicide, anxiety and psychosis. Each session is built around a mental health first aid action plan.


Mental Health Champion

One-day course

This mental health awareness and skills course qualifies delegates as an adult MHFA champion.

MHFA champions have an understanding of common mental health issues together with knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness.


Mental Health Awareness

Half-day course

An introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

The course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma, together with a basic knowledge of some common mental health issues.


Emergency First Aid at Work

One-day course

This course is for anyone in the workplace who may need to train as a first aid appointed person. Participants will gain an understanding of how to manage serious incidents in the workplace, while learning several life-saving techniques.


First Aid at Work

Three-day course

Once qualified, holders of the first aid at work certificate can be used as first aiders in the workplace in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.


NPORS Safety Awareness

One-day course

This course highlights potential hazards when working on-site and provides practical advice on keeping yourself and your colleagues safe. 

The construction safety awareness course is required to obtain the Green Labourers CSCS Card.


NPORS Abrasive Wheels

One-day course

Personnel who have been given the responsibility for removing and replacing discs will learn all about safety. The course also provides delegates with the knowledge and ability to cut or grind safely. 


NPORS Cable Avoidance Tools

One-day course

This cable avoidance tools training course is for site managers, supervisors, and anyone tasked with locating underground cables. It provides operatives and supervisors working with CAT and Genny with the skills and knowledge to carry out cable avoidance work.


NPORS Fire Warden

One-day course

Delegates will leave with a thorough understanding of fire safety, the associated legislation, and the roles and responsibilities of their duties as a fire marshal/warden.


NPORS Manual Handling

Half-day course

This course is aimed at any employee involved in manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving by hand or by bodily force. 


NPORS Vehicle / Plant Marshall

One-day course

This course is for people responsible for the movement of plant and or vehicles on construction sites. Delegates will learn how to prepare for vehicle movement and guidance, communication, hazards and ground conditions, work area layout and positioning.


NPORS Slinger Signaller

Two-day course

Designed for anyone who is responsible for moving loads as a slinger on a construction site, this course will give delegates a valuable insight into the role of a slinger/signaller, how to prepare for a load, communication, hazards and positioning.


NPORS Confined Space

Low Risk — One-day course
Medium Risk — Two-day course

This course is designed for delegates required to enter confined spaces. It will provide operatives with a thorough understanding of confined spaces and how to work within them, as well as the necessary legislation, approved code of practice (ACOP) and also the dangers associated with confined spaces.


Our training network means we can also source other specialist trainers as required.