Hygeia Awards

For a number of years, RSPH has formally recognised learners who achieved the highest score that year for their qualification.

For 2018, these awards have been expanded to include centres, tutors and learners taking qualifications that are not assessed by an examination. They have also been renamed collectively as the Hygeia Awards after the Greek goddess of health and wellbeing.

Winning a Hygeia Award is recognition of outstanding achievement. Past winners have used their award to increase their employment prospects, while recognition from peers in the workplace has also proved invaluable.

The 2018 winners were announced at the Hygeia Awards 2018 on Thursday 13 September at 28 Portland Place in London.


Award categories

Centre of Excellence Award

This award recognises centres which show commitment to their learners through high levels of teaching and support, alongside high pass rates

Food Safety Award

This award recognises the individual who has achieved the highest mark in an RSPH Level 4 food safety qualification

HACCP Award

This award recognises the individual who has achieved the highest mark in the Level 4 Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) exam

Health Improvement Award

This award recognises outstanding achievement in one of RSPH’s Health Improvement qualifications by a learner who has combined their studies with making a contribution to their community’s health and wellbeing

Heggie Award

This award recognises individuals who have undertaken the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology and achieved the highest mark

Pest Management Award

This award recognises the individual who has achieved the highest mark in the RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management

Young Health Champions Award

This award recognises outstanding achievement of a Young Health Champion in terms of raising awareness of a health issue amongst their peers and making an impact on their community’s health and wellbeing


Please note that the Hygeia Awards is a recognition scheme that complements but is separate to the Health & Wellbeing Awards.