The RSPH Youth Health Champions qualification is an exciting and flexible approach to health education.
It provides knowledge and vital practical skill sets, harnessing young people’s natural energy and enthusiasm to facilitate peer to peer education and mentoring about lifestyle related risks to health to effect real and lasting change in the wider community.
Learners will explore how people fall into unhealthy practices; personal and social consequences of such involvement; and how to provide help and support to anyone who is currently engaged in any health damaging activities.
This qualification is for individuals with an interest in health who also want to take on the role of a health champion helping young people to improve their health. Learners will take three mandatory units and one optional unit from a choice of six.
It has been specifically developed for all young people aged 14-18 to enable them to act as ‘health advisors’ to their peers. This can be in a variety of settings from schools, colleges, youth clubs and associations and young offender institutions.
This is the first qualification that encourages and empowers students to make healthier lifestyle choices from a young age. This is a totally new approach to health education with the benefit of an accredited qualification on completion of the course.
The qualification requires around 38 hours of classroom time with additional further study to be completed by students independently. It will cover health promotion and safe signposting, focusing on emotional wellbeing and sexual health.
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
26 centres offering this qualification