The qualification standard was approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education in 2019, after a collaboration between Public Health England, employers and universities.

PHPs play a vital role across local councils, Government bodies, the NHS and charities to help improve the health and wellbeing of the UK population. Focusing on health improvement either at a local community or whole population level, PHPs work to reduce health inequalities and improve access to services and support.

The Level 6 Apprenticeship covers community health promotion, service evaluation, leadership in health improvement and communicating health messages. RSPH is dedicated to protecting and improving the public’s health and wellbeing and welcomes the guidance of the PHP Apprenticeship.

Richard Burton, Director of Qualifications, RSPH said:

“The development of an apprenticeship framework for public health practitioners will enable the release of valuable funding for employers and access to on-the-job training for students”.

For more information on the qualification, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships.