The objective of this qualification by Royal Society for Public Health is to provide the learner with the knowledge, confidence and skills to support individuals who are thinking of making a health behaviour change.

Trainer: Arron Ring - SCVS

Taking place on 14th & 21st March, 9.30am - 5pm and an online examination on 22nd March which will take approximately an hour to complete (see below for more details).

Cost: £25 for SCVS Members. Please note that if you fail to attend or you provide less than 2 weeks' cancellation notice, you will be charged the full amount of £25 and also the £38 registration fee.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to communicate effectively and build rapport with an individual.
  • Understand what can impact on behaviour change and how to explore these factors with an individual
  • Understand how an individual can be supported in thinking about making a lifestyle or health behaviour change
  • Understand how to support an individual to plan for a behaviour change

The objective of this qualification is to provide the learner with the knowledge, confidence and skills to support individuals who are thinking of making a health behaviour change. It will enable learners to understand the importance of effective communication in building rapport with individuals. It will also help learners to understand how to work with individuals to increase their motivation to make a behaviour change and explore the factors that hinder and facilitate that change.

Candidates successfully achieving this qualification will have knowledge and understanding of facts, procedures and ideas around supporting behaviour change to complete well-defined tasks and address straight-forward problems. They will be able to interpret relevant information and ideas and will be aware of a range of information that is relevant to supporting behaviour change.

Assessment is via a multiple choice e-examination. The e-exam will take place on the 22nd March following the training. Participants can sit the exam in their own home or office at anytime between 09:00 and 17:00 and should allow up to 1 hour to complete it. Access to a computer with a webcam is required to sit the exam and photo id will need to be shown.

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