The Leeds Health and Care Academy, in partnership with Leeds City College, are providing an opportunity for health and care staff in Leeds to work in partnership with individuals and their communities to identify and address health and wellbeing needs.
Programme length: 12-15 months plus assessment, depending on experience
Key topics: Mental health and wellbeing, support
There are no formal entry requirements but GCSE grade 4 and above, or equivalent in English and Maths would be an advantage.
Who is this course for?
The Level 3 Community Health and Wellbeing Worker apprenticeship is relevant for individuals who are interested in a career supporting local communities and are passionate about mental health and wellbeing.
WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE DOES THE COURSE PROVIDE?
This apprenticeship involves working in partnership with individuals and their communities to identify and address health and wellbeing needs, improve health, prevent ill health and reduce inequalities. The community health and wellbeing apprentice will also help support individual organisations drive their focus towards health and wellbeing within the workforce.
Key skills include:
- Recognising, and help others to also recognise, the factors that impact on a person’s health and wellbeing that they can or cannot control or influence
- Assisting individuals, groups and communities to recognise their needs, what is important to them, and their strengths in relation to their health and wellbeing
- Recognising when someone is in distress or crisis and how to ensure that the right support is available for them at the point of need.
What topics does the course cover?
- Helping communities to build local resilience and identify strengths, capacity and resources that support their health and wellbeing
- Providing informed advice about local services and projects that support health and wellbeing
- Using preventative approaches to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities, addressing the wider determinants of health and causes of ill health
- Applying behavioural science to help people find practical solutions for better health and wellbeing.
What is the cost?
The programme is fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy.