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RSPH - Understanding Health Improvement

RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health) Understanding Health Improvement

Level 2 Award

This is a nationally recognised level 2 course that introduces participants to factors influencing health and wellbeing and how to help people make lifestyle changes which improve their health.

Who would benefit from this course?

The qualification is for existing or aspiring care workers,  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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand inequalities in health, both nationally and locally
  • Have knowledge of key health messages
  • Understand basic communication skills and how they can support health messages
  • Understand the need for confidentiality
  • How to help people access further assistance toward adopting and maintaining a healthier lifestyle

Course details:

The course is offered on a rolling programme and delivered over 1 day 9:00am until 5pm. The course ends with a short multiple choice test which is marked externally.

The next course dates available are:

5th March 2020

For more information about the course and costs involved please contact James McGlynn on 0161 253 6899 or to book a place please use the enquiry line or email address listed below:

Who to contact

Contact Name
RSPH Enquiry line
0161 253 7999 - this is an answer machine service but if you leave your details someone will return your call

Where to go

Bury Adult Learning Centre
18, Haymarket Street
Greater Manchester

Time / Date Details

When is it on
19th September 2019
Session Information
The course starts at 9am and runs until 5pm

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Please call 0161 253 6899 for details


Age Ranges
18 +

Other Notes

Related links
RSPH Webpage on Understanding Health Improvement 

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This page was last updated on: 19/02/2020

Reviews Rated 5 out of 5 (6 reviews)

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Excellent course

I recently attended the RSPH Level 2 in Understanding Health Improvement course which I found to be very interesting and informative. 

The course was delivered by Jim who was an excellent tutor and very knowledgeable in the subject matter.  He ensured the course content was delivered in an easy to understand and interative manner. 

I would definately recommend attending this course.






5 star course delivered by a 5 star guy

I found this course excellent - it delivers a range of relevant information, and was well executed by the tutor. There was a vast amount of information to take in but Jim made the content easy to understand and follow with a cheery attitude and interactive activities.
I would 100% recommend.


Excellent Course!

I found the course to be very educational and i would strongly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Public Health.  The course was facilitated well by the tutor and he drew from the knowledge and experiences of the group which I personally found beneficial, the content was detailed and extremely informative.  

Thank you!!


Very Worthwhile

I recently attended this course and really enjoyed the whole expereince. It was very interactive and involved a lot of discussion. Anybody with an interest in wellbeing and health should certainly book on this course. The group I attended with were from very diverse workplaces and the tutor managed the delivery very well and made the content relevant to all.


Very informative and relevant course

I felt this course was very relevant to my work in behaviour change as it has a very broad subject base around the public health agenda and improving qulaity of life through better health. The tutor was great and made the day very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this course to colleagues. 


RSPH Excellent Course

I found the RSPH Level 2 in Understanding Health Improvement very informative and it has given me a lot of ideas as to how I can make changes myself but also encourage better approaches within my team. The course was well delivered and all learners were actively engaged in activities and discussions.