The Level 2 Award in Supporting Behaviour Change is now available - this qualification replaces the Level 2 Award in Understanding Behaviour Change.
Its objective is to provide learners with the knowledge and confidence to support individuals who are thinking of making a health behaviour change.
It covers effective communication, different models of behaviour change, motivation, key components of very brief interventions and brief interventions, Importance and Confidence scales and how to support individuals plan change.
Learners will know how to engage with individuals for the purpose of very brief interventions such as Making Every Contact Count (MECC) and develop an action plan with individuals to make and sustain behaviour change.
Assessment is through a multiple choice examination which now consists of 35 questions. Exemplar lesson plans and teaching slides will be available from the online shop from mid-May.
Graham Rushbrook FRSPH, Director of RBE Associates Ltd, said: "The new qualification is a great addition to the RSPH portfolio. It provides greater clarity around types of intervention and the techniques to apply. It draws on additional models of behaviour change theory, making it much more applicable in settings that sit outside of health and social care delivery. It has been tested by practitioners and trainers alike and highlights areas that are essential for building rapport and motivating change in practical ways."