What is it about?
This unique award provides an ideal way to equip key staff with basic health advice and methods of support. These skills can be used to take a pro-active approach in informing and assisting colleagues in topics concerning their health.
What topics will be covered?
- Concepts of Health
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing
- Health Improvement Factors
- Behaviour Change
- Handling Confidential Information
- Programme Evaluation Methods
The award is mapped to relevant elements of the National Occupational Standards for Health Trainers, and counts as one credit in the qualifications and credit framework. This level 2 qualification has been developed with the support of the Department of Health.
Why would you do it?
Your organisation may wish to use this award as an opportunity to enhance your health and safety policy, or staff health and wellbeing/welfare strategy.
An employee with this qualification is a valuable asset to any organisation in the private, public or voluntary sector.
Who is eligible for this award?
The award is suitable for anyone with an interest in health and wellbeing including; employees in HR, first aiders, health and safety officers, line managers, and front line staff.
How will it benefit organisation?
Employers are increasingly supporting the issue of staff health and wellbeing as good practice and healthy workplaces are set to become an essential component of working life.
The RSPH’s Understanding Health Improvement Award enables you to support the health and wellbeing of your staff, with all the associated business benefits, which include:
- Reduced staff sickness and absence rates
- Improved productivity and profits
- Lower staff turnover
- Improved staff retention
- Enhanced health and safety provision
- Enhanced public image: become an employer of choice
How will your staff benefit?
Both the RSPH and Department of Health believe that the workplace offers a real opportunity for health improvement. It also empowers employees to give advice and support to workplace colleagues, peers, friends and family, and ultimately the wider community.
Gaining an external qualification that is accredited from a leading public health awarding body will assist staff in both their personal and professional development.
Employee benefits include:
- Empowerment to make healthier choices
- Personal development
- Commitment to work-life balance
- Transferable skills
- Access to RSPH Associate Membership
- Individual social responsibility
Ways we deliver the training
Training for the award is offered in three different packages, and can be tailor made to suit the setting in which you work. Please contact us to discuss which package would suit your needs.