What is it?

This new qualification is designed to meet the need for a 'radical upgrade in prevention and public health' and is for people working in the wider public health workforce who wish to engage in prevention and improve health in their communities or sector.

Successful candidates will be able to support individuals in behaviour change that leads to healthier lifestyles and address local health issues.

It provides a knowledge and understanding of the principles of health improvement and mental health and wellbeing, as well as how to build relationships with clients and the local context of health and wellbeing issues and measures for addressing them.

It is mapped to national occupational standards, functions of the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSK) and Making Every Contact Count (MECC) guidelines.


Who is it for?

This qualification is aimed at those working as part of the UK's wider public health workforce, defined as 'any individual who is not a specialist or practitioner in public health but has the opportunity or ability to positively impact health and wellbeing through their paid or unpaid work' (from RSPH and CFWI Understanding the Wider Public Health Workforce in England).

This includes individuals working in:

  • Blue Light Services (Fire and Rescue Services, Police, Ambulance Services and Paramedics, Army Personnel)
  • Communities (community development, housing and welfare, teaching and education, childcare, caring services, health and social care, health champions)
  • Commercial (workplace and occupational health, health and safety, leisure, sport and fitness)
How do I apply?

For learners: see below for your nearest centre. Centres are listed alphabetically - to find the centre nearest to you, please use the location finder.

For current centres: if you are interested in delivering this qualification, please visit the Centre Area and register your interest. 

How do I become an RSPH-approved centre?
If you’re planning to deliver one of our qualifications, you will need to become a RSPH registered centre.

To become an approved centre and to gain qualification approval, please visit our Become a centre page.

Centres offering this qualification

13 centres offering this qualification

All distance

The Lansdowne Building, 2 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 2ER
Tel: 07930 375586 , Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.aspireta.co.uk

School of Community Health and Midwifery University, Room BB 324, Preston, PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893651, Email: [email protected]

Winworth, Crazy Lane, Sedlescombe, East Sussex, TN33 0QT
Tel: 07595 070243 , Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.rbeassociates.com

Nuffield Heath Barbican, 100 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London, EC1A 4LX
Tel: 07969285663, Website: https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/

Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 5BG
Tel: 01204 482000, Website: http://www.bolton.ac.uk

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