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.
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
Links and Resources
Overview of the L6 PHP Apprenticeship
- Implementation Guidance for Employers, Training Providers and Apprentices
- Level 6 PHP apprenticeship toolkit
If you have any questions or want further information, please contact the OHID London Workforce Development Team: OHIDLondonworkforce@dhsc.gov.uk.