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.

For more information about this new qualification, please complete our contact form.

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 individuals: see below for your nearest centre.

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 registered 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

10 centres offering this qualification

All distance

Brook Building, Room 327, School of Health, Preston, PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893761 , Fax: 01772 894989 , Email: SHDoherty@uclan.ac.uk

CHLFRooms 53 & 54, 25 Park Road, Loughborough, Leicester, LE11 2ED
Tel: 01509 768081, Email: Mandy.wardle-Mcleish@chlfoundation.org.uk, Website: http://www.chlfoundation.org.uk

29 Warren Park, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9LD
Tel: 07595 070243 , Email: graham@rbeassociates.com, Website: http://www.rbeassociates.com

Hertfordshire County Council, Pegs Lane, County Hall, Room 17, Hertfordshire, SG13 8DF
Tel: 07786 854585 , Email: debbie.fitzgerald@hertfordshire.gov.uk, Website: http://www.youthconnexions-hertforshire.org

Public Health Directorate, Wigan Council, Wigan Life Centre, Wigan, WN1 1NJ
Tel: 01942 404246 , Email: public.health@wigan.gov.uk

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