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This course is for those who are interested in helping others develop a healthier lifestyle by taking on the role of a health champion, helping young people to improve their health.

Learners will research their local area to determine the health improvement facilities and services available, develop skills for delivering health improvement messages and increase their knowledge and understanding of a specific health improvement issue.

Course Structure

The course is 38 hours of guided learning and learners will take three core units and one optional unit from a choice of six.

Core units are:

YHC 1 Health Improvement

YHC 2 Research Health Improvement Facilities

YHC 3 Deliver a Health Improvement Message to a group of Peers 

The optional units are:

YHC 4 Understanding Alcohol Misuse

YHC 5 Encouraging Physical Activity

YHC 6 Encouraging a Healthy Weight and Healthy Eating

YHC 7 Understanding Sexual health

YHC 8 Supporting Smoking Cessation

YHC 9 Understanding the Misuse of Substances


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.

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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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