The Level 2 Award for Young Health Champions (YHC) is a qualification for young people between the ages of 14-24 who want to both help their peers develop a healthier lifestyle and make their voice heard around health and wellbeing issues.


The YHC Award gives young people the platform to:

  • Increase their knowledge around risks to physical, mental and social health, ranging from social media to substance misuse
  • Develop a better understanding of the services and facilities available in their local community to support health improvement
  • Lead a health promotion campaign on an issue that really matters to young people in their local area
  • Engage with their peers at school, college or in the workplace, to provide support and guidance needed to develop healthy behaviours

The qualification consists of 22 guided-learning hours and carries the flexibility to be delivered in any educational setting.

The YHC Award is mapped to multiple areas of the education curriculum from Health and Social Care to PSHE, and gives young people the opportunity to apply their learning to deliver their own health promotion campaign, building skills for employment.

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The Young Health Champions Award offers a range of benefits both to the schools, colleges and universities that deliver it and to the commissioners funding it

Key themes

The Young Health Champions Award is underpinned by four the key themes

Case studies

Our case studies show how Young Health Champions can support each other, their peers and their community