What is it?

The objective of this qualification is to provide candidates with an understanding of the nature and the impact of the concepts of harmful gambling and gambling-related harm and enable them to signpost affected individuals to sources of reliable information, advice, guidance and support.

The qualification covers key definitions of gambling, harmful-gambling and gambling-related harm. It supports learners to understand the scale at which harmful gambling and gambling-harms are present in UK society, the ways in which they are caused and their consequences for the individual, their family members and wider society.

Candidates will learn how screening tools can be used to establish whether an individual is at risk of experiencing harmful gambling and gambling-related harms and the way in which effective communication can be used to support an affected individual to reduce their level of risk. Candidates will also gain knowledge of the organisations offering support.

Who is it for?
Anyone working with individuals affected by harmful gambling and gambling-related harm will benefit from taking this qualification, as will anyone working in the wider public health workforce. The qualification is mapped to National Occupational Standards and functions of the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF) and Making Every Contact Count (MECC) guidelines.
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

6 centres offering this qualification

All distance

Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG
Tel: 01629 533190, Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk


Kings Court,, 11-12 Kings Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF
Tel: 0330 1340 286, Email: [email protected], Website: https://www.recovery4all.co.uk/

263 Townsend Lane, Liverpool , Merseyside , L13 9DG
Tel: 0151 226 0696, Email: [email protected]

EDAS, 54a Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9BN
Tel: 01202612890, Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.edasuk.org

8 Incle Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 1HR
Tel: 01418870880, Website: http://www.rcatrust.org.uk

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