Course duration: 
4 days
Minimum age: 

This qualification will enable learners to provide peer support through an understanding of the individual and social drivers of healthy and unhealthy behaviours as well as signpost local health services. It will also provide knowledge of a health and wellbeing issue relevant to the learner and develop skills to deliver positive health messages.

Learners will take three mandatory units and one optional unit from a choice of seven.

The mandatory units are:

  • YHC 1 Health Improvement
  • YHC 2 Research Health Improvement Services
  • YHC 3 Deliver a Health Improvement Message

The optional units are:

  • YHC 4 Understanding Alcohol Misuse
  • YHC 5 Encouraging physical activity
  • YHC 6 Encouraging a Healthy Weight and Healthy Eating
  • YHC 8 Supporting Smoking Cessation
  • YHC 9 Understanding the Misuse of Substances
  • YHC 10 Understanding Emotional Wellbeing

*we do not offer YHC 7 Understanding Sexual Health


Learners will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the course through a portfolio which will involve a mix of group and individual written, photographic and video evidence activities.

Who is it for? Community sport project leaders, coaches and volunteers.

Pre-requisites: There are no compulsory pre-requisites for this course. It offers the chance to build on skills previously gained through courses such as the Sports Leaders UK Level 1, 2 and 3 awards; national governing bodies of sport awards; and youth and community qualifications.

Individual price:  £395* per person 

Course price: £4720* 

If booking a whole course, this course requires a minimum of 12 learners and can support a maximum of 14 learners.

If you would like to discuss a price or learner requirements for any of our courses please contact us.

*For organisations who are StreetMarked, these costs may be subsidised, please contact your local Doorstep Sport Advisor to discuss.

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