What is it?

The aim of this qualification is to provide candidates with an understanding of the principles of promoting health and wellbeing and enable them to direct individuals towards further practical support in their efforts to attain a healthier lifestyle.

It covers examples of inequalities in health within the UK, their possible causes and current approaches to tackling these inequalities. Candidates will learn how effective communication can support health messages, how to promote improvements in the health and wellbeing of others and understand the impact of behaviour change on improving an individual’s health and wellbeing.

Please note this qualification has been updated for 2017. For more general information about this updated version or if you have a specific query, please complete our contact form.

Who is it for?

The qualification is for existing or aspiring health champions and volunteers who wish to improve the health and wellbeing of people in their local community by motivating and encouraging them to make positive lifestyle choices.

Community workers, health advisors, pharmacy assistants and anyone in the wider public health workforce will also benefit from this qualification.

The qualification also provides a foundation for those considering a Health Trainer role. It is mapped to the 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 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

120 centres offering this qualification

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Mill Barn, 32 Mill Street, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2DL
Tel: 01948 258928, Email: jo@passion4food.me, Website: http://www.passion4food.me

29 - 31 Hampstead Road, London , NW1 3JA
Tel: 020 7284 6551, Email: sdowd@vac.org.uk, Website: http://www.vac.org.uk

Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AU
Tel: 01902 556396, Email: Julia.weston@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk, Website: http://www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

35-39 Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2SW
Tel: 01257260095 , Email: dgradwell@lw.cabnet.org.uk

Hanwell Community Centre, Westcott Crescent, Hanwell, London, W7 1PD
Tel: 0208 5755084, Email: opportunity_for_all@yahoo.co.uk

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