The Level 2 Award for Young Health Champions (YHC) is a qualification mapped to a number of frameworks in both education and employment, in order to improve both the learning experience and the future opportunities for those taking part.

6Cs of Care

The 6Cs of Care were developed by the NHS in 2016 as part of their new framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff. They consist of six key values, which employees across health and care are expected to demonstrate in their day-to-day activity at work.

The 6Cs are:

  • Care
  • Compassion
  • Competence
  • Communication
  • Courage
  • Commitment

By taking part in the YHC Award, learners are given an opportunity to gain real-life experience of how important these values are in enabling behavior change.


NHS Care Certificate

The NHS Care Certificate was launched by Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health in 2015. It sets out fifteen agreed standards for the knowledge and behaviours required of those working in jobs in health and care.

By taking part in the YHC Award, learners are provided with an opportunity to develop and apply these skills and values when enabling behavior change.


Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby Benchmarks were developed in 2013 and have been adopted in the new Government careers strategy. The seven principles set out ways in which careers guidance can be improved and delivered in order to help young people make informed choices around their future career.

The document attached demonstrates how the YHC Award meets the Gatsby Benchmarks, supporting young people to plan their next steps in their career plans.


Educational curriculum

The YHC Award is mapped to several different study programmes, including:

  • The AQA GCSE Biology curriculum
  • The AQA GCSE Health and Social Care curriculum
  • The CACHE Level 2 Health and Social Care curriculum
  • The PSHE Association Key Stage 4 Suggested Programme of Study

Taking part in the YHC Award allows learners to understand how these curriculum areas relate to improving health and well-being. It also provides learners with an opportunity to apply the skills they gain from these subjects through their health promotion campaign.

Careers mapping

The YHC Award is delivered using workplace scenarios and case studies, providing learners with an insight into careers ranging from Medicine to Health Promotion.

By providing opportunities for learners to develop and apply the skills they gain from education to situations they may encounter in the workplace, YHC helps to support the transition from education to employment.

Ofsted Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development

The SMSC development criteria are used by Ofsted to assess how a school or college supports the wider social development of learners.

The YHC Award is mapped against the SMSC criteria, demonstrating how taking part in the qualification can provide young people with the skills, experience and opportunities to develop as individuals.