Wellbeing
Champion
Apprenticeship

With our Wellbeing Champion Apprenticeship, we offer education professionals the opportunity to learn up-to-date, practical coaching and counselling skills, backed up by relevant research, in order to help support and coach colleagues and students. Underpinned by additional elective modules, the programme develops the necessary skills to promote wellbeing within your institution.

Predominantly online, the Wellbeing Champion Apprenticeship is particularly useful for those who want to hone their skills to actively listen, provide feedback and use coaching and counselling to support and signpost.

Learners are dual professionals who wish to use up-to-date professional knowledge and skills to support both colleagues and students across the education sector, or indeed in any employer setting, at any level. The programme delivers value to the organisation, its staff and its students. It can also be seen as a reward for those colleagues being asked to undertake additional responsibilities, as learners will gain new professionally recognised skills and qualifications.

Who is this course for?

This Apprenticeship Levy-funded course is especially suited to individuals tasked with wellbeing support for colleagues and students across the school or college and would like to benefit from education-focused, practical training and a recognised qualification in this area.

Key facts

Qualification

Community Health and Wellbeing Worker Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Programme duration

14 months

Mode of study

Work-based, predominantly online

Start date

January 2023

Funding band

£7,000, funded via the Apprenticeship Levy

Entry requirements:

  • GCSE Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4 and above. However, there are opportunities to work with colleagues who have not gained these grades but are committed to gaining these confirmations prior to the completion of the course
  • UK Resident for at least the last 3 years
  • Spend 50% of your working hours per year in England
  • Minimum 25 hour per week employment contract
  • Not currently undergoing any other Government funded training

 

An example breakdown of the course content is shown below, but exact modules and options may vary.

Course content

Overview

The curriculum of this 14-month course focuses on the development of the professional knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a wellbeing champion.

Introduction

Module 1:

The module starts with an introduction to the role of a community health and wellbeing worker (Wellbeing Champion) and offers an introduction to an apprenticeship

Preventative approaches

Module 2:

This module introduces the apprentice to preventative approaches that could be adopted to use preventative approaches to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities, addressing the wider determinants of health and causes of ill-health

Building resilience and strengths

Module 3:

This module will cover how to help communities to build local resilience and identify strengths, capacity and resources that support their health and wellbeing

Advice and signposting

Module 4:

This module will cover how to provide advice about local services and projects that support health and wellbeing

Managing referrals

Module 5:

This module will cover how to manage referrals manage referrals from a range of agencies, professionals and self-referrals

Applying behavioural science

Module 6:

This module will cover the application of behavioural science to find solutions to health and wellbeing issues

Implementing actions

Module 7:

This module will cover how to implement actions set out in strategies and policies that promote health and wellbeing at community level

Communicating public health messages

Module 8:

This module will cover ways to communicate public health messages and information to promote health and wellbeing at an individual, group and community level

Data management

Module 9:

This module will cover how to manage data and information and contribute to the evaluation of projects and services

Legal and ethical frameworks

Module 10:

This module will cover how to operate within legal and ethical frameworks that relate to the promotion and protection of the public’s health and wellbeing

Personal and professional development

Module 11:

This module will cover how to take responsibility for personal and professional development in line with organisational protocol

Apprenticeship portfolio development

Module 12:

This module will prepare the apprentice for the three distinct parts required to take the EPA

Further information

Wellbeing Charter

DfE Education Workforce Wellbeing Charter

FAQ sheet

Answers to frequently asked questions on our apprenticeship courses.

Off-the-job training

Our guide to how easy it can be to satisfy off-the-job training requirements.

Wellbeing Champion Apprenticeship course enquiry form