The Level 1 Award in Health Awareness (RSPH) is designed for you to build a basic awareness of the principles of health. The course will teach you the impact which your lifestyle choices have upon your health.

The course will also prepare you to take responsibility of your personal health and work actively with health service providers to manage your own care and that of others including your family.

This course is especially appropriate for those actively involved in workplace and community health.

Dates, Times and Prices

The full cost of this one-day course is £90. Discounts may be offered to groups. This course is offered as a part of the bespoke Health and Wellbeing Services projects to groups of at least six participants.

Please visit Health and Wellbeing Services for more information. 

ITEC accredited


The course reflects the Department of Health’s strategic thinking on health and inclusivity for all. Whilst enrolled upon the course you will study to:

  • Understand the meaning of health
  • Understand the basic principles of public health
  • Understand the lifestyle choices affecting personal health and wellbeing
  • Understand how to manage personal health collaboratively with service providers 

The course is assessed via

One multiple choice exam paper.


There are no entry requirements to enrol on this course. Although it is recommended that you have literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 1.


Upon successful completion of the course students are awarded with the RSPH Level 1 Award in Health Awareness. 

Successful candidates may progress on to the Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement.

For more information about this course please contact the Short Courses team:
Tel: 020 8240 4321

The Education Centre at St Joseph's Hospice

St Joseph's HospiceThis short course is also available at The Education Centre at St Joseph's Hospice Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 4SA.

St Joseph's Hospice is located close to the popular Broadway Market in the heart of London's East End, only 20 minutes from Liverpool Street or 30 minutes from King's Cross St Pancras.