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The Public Health Practitioner Level 6 (L6 PHP) Apprenticeship is a 36-month integrated degree programme, approved by the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.  The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) London, is supporting the delivery of the Apprenticeship programme; working closely with a wide range of local employers. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in promoting, improving and protecting health to gain a BSc Public Health (Hons) degree and pursue public health practitioner registration with UKPHR.

The practice-focussed nature of the course will empower students to work independently and collaboratively and thrive as part of a team of public health professionals. The programme also instils the importance of maintaining academic and professional ethical standards, expected by employers, academic institutions, and the public health profession.

The Public Health Practitioner L6 Degree Apprenticeship - Employers' Video

What is a Public Health Practitioner?

Public Health Practitioners work as part of a national workforce that strives to help people and communities to maximise their potential for a healthy, happy and productive life, and to live healthier for longer. Public Health Practitioners work in all the domains of Public Health.

Health protection: Protecting people’s health (for example from environmental or biological threats, such as outbreaks of infectious diseases, food poisoning or radiation).

Health Care Public Health: Ensuring that our health services are the most effective, most efficient and equally accessible (including access to screening and vaccination programmes).

Health Improvement: Improving people’s health (for example by helping people quit smoking or improving their living conditions).

Typical public health job titles

  • Public Health Practitioner​
  • Health Protection Practitioner​
  • Health Improvement Practitioner​
  • Public Health Intelligence Officer​
  • Public Health Data Analyst​
  • Tobacco Control Lead​
  • Workplace Health Advisor​
  • Immunisation Programme Co-ordinator​
  • Accident Prevention Officer​
  • Community Development Worker​
  • Community Engagement Officer​
  • Public Health Project Manager​
  • Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Key Features

Links and Resources

Overview of the L6 PHP Apprenticeship

  1. Implementation Guidance for Employers, Training Providers and Apprentices
  2. Level 6 PHP apprenticeship toolkit

Contact Details

If you have any questions or want further information, please contact the OHID London Workforce Development Team:

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