Community Health & Wellbeing Worker 

Introduction

The community health and wellbeing worker apprenticeship is ideally suited for individuals working in the rapidly expanding workforce who work in partnership with individuals and their communities to identify and address health and wellbeing needs, improve health, prevent ill-health, and reduce inequalities.

This occupation is found in different organisations and is commissioned by a range of agencies, including local government, the NHS, and other funders such as voluntary, community and social
enterprise (VCSE) organisations.

Community health and wellbeing workers support the increasing emphasis across government departments on improving the health of local people and communities by preventing poor health and tackling inequalities. Their work is informed by the wider social determinants of health, such as the social, cultural, political, economic, commercial and environmental factors that shape the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.

The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.

Level 3 Diploma in Community Health & Wellbeing

12 months

Assessed virtually

This qualification covers a range of topics such as:

  • Using preventative approaches to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities
  • Helping communities build local resilience and identify strengths, capacity and resources that support their health and wellbeing
  • Communicating public health messages and information to promote health and wellbeing
  • Managing data and information and how to contribute to the evaluation of projects and services

As well as the on-programme assessment there will be an End Point Assessment which will be carried out by an external independent assessor. This will include: 

  • Multiple choice and short answer test
  • Portfolio based interview


Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Take a look at our level 5 course

Level 4 /5  Assistant Practitioner

This apprenticeship will enable you to develop the specific knowledge, understanding, and skills set to meet the national requirements to bridge the gap between the healthcare support worker and registered health care professional. It will enable you to deliver hands-on care across a variety of settings.

Next steps

If you are interested in applying or would like to enquire about the course, then please fill in the form below and someone will be in touch.