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Royal Society for Public Health COVID-19 Young Health Champions

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) COVID-19 Young Health Champions (YHC) qualification teaches young people about managing their health and wellbeing and how to promote health messages to their peers, culminating in a Ofqual accredited Level 2 Qualification.  

Along with increasing their own understanding of why good health matters, young people are trained to become effective ambassadors in their own communities, with skills to signpost their peers to further support if needed.    

The qualification enables learners to develop an understanding of the impact of COVID-19 as well as building their knowledge of the intended impact of public health measures. 

The qualification supports learners in understanding the importance of peer-to-peer messaging around COVID-19. It also enables learners to develop the skills required to  deliver health messaging in their communities that supports public health aims and to signpost their peers to sources of reliable information. 

The guided learning hours for the qualification is estimated to be 8 hours and the total qualification time is estimated to be 14 hours.  

Who is it for?  

The qualification is for young people between the age of 14-22 years with an interest in health and wellbeing who want to help their peers understand the impacts of COVID-19.  

How to take part  

LifeLab is an RSPH-approved centre delivering the qualification via schools and colleges in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. For further information, including details of how to register your school or college to take part please email lifelab@soton.ac.uk  

Accessing the resources  

Resources are only available to schools and colleges who have signed up to deliver the qualification. Registered schools and colleges are provided with a school username and password to access the resources.  

If your school or college has registered, please click here to login to the module resources.  

Further information  

Level 2 Award for COVID-19 Young Health Champions - including specification and useful documents 

LifeLab has been working in partnership with the RSPH since 2017. In 2019 the team were awarded the ‘Centre of Excellence’ Hygeia award by RSPH in recognition of the quality of work LifeLab provides.