Fully funded Health Champion training

Opportunity to receive fully funded Health Champion training 


Health Education England (HEE) Wessex are continuing to offer fully funded Health Champion training for community pharmacies in Dorset.

Why is this important to you?

Being a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) and meeting all the criteria is an essential requirement of the community pharmacy contractual framework from 1st January 2021. All pharmacies must complete and maintain the HLP requirements. Every HLP requires a minimum of a full-time-equivalent (minimum 35 hours) qualified Health Champion who has attained the Royal Society for Public Health’s Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement. An HLP also requires an HLP Leader who has undergone a recognised leadership development programme that meets the competency requirements.

Health Education England (HEE) recognises the difference HLPs can make to the health and wellbeing of their communities and are fully funding a number of Health Champion distance-learning courses with in-pharmacy assessment. The training is provided by the award-winning HLP specialists Pharmacy Complete.

Who should become a Health Champion?

The Health Champion role should be undertaken by a member or members of the public-facing healthcare team, usually a Healthcare or Medicines Counter Assistant.

What conditions are there for the funded course?

  • Maximum of 1 Health Champion learner per pharmacy
  • Training and assessment should be completed within 8 weeks of receipt of workbook (unless mitigating circumstances)
  • If an individual does not pass the RSPH assessment, then they can retake with a cost of £37 + VAT to the contractor pharmacy
  • Should there be a breach of invigilation requirements, then the candidate can retake their assessment. The contractor pharmacy will be charged £52.00 + VAT for this retake
  • The number of funded courses available is capped for Dorset LPC and available on a first come, first served approach
  • This opportunity is only for contractors in the Dorset LPC area.

Where can I access more information?

More information can be found on a dedicated programme webpage available HERE.

How can I enrol a learner?

To enrol your learner for the Health Champion course please complete their details on the online form which can be found HERE.

Enrolled learners will be sent an engaging workbook and information to complete their self-directed training and assessment. This includes access to an online mock assessment ahead of requesting the full invigilator pack.

The RSPH assessment is paper-based and taken in the pharmacy, invigilated by a GPhC registrant.

Should you wish to train more of your team, Pharmacy Complete are also offering a preferential price for additional Health Champion courses and their HLP Leadership course to all contractors in these LPC areas. To benefit from this, go to their webshop and use this coupon code on check out: LPC10