This popular, accredited course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to offer opportunistic brief advice to, or engage in, brief interventions with individuals which could improve their health and wellbeing. It is a Level 2 accredited Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Award.
Participants will develop skills in reflective listening and be introduced to the principles which underpin motivational interviewing, whilst also considering what helps and hinders the change process, including developing awareness about resistance and reluctance.
By the end of the course participants will have developed a toolkit of strategies they can apply when working with individuals to facilitate behaviour change.
The course is currently being offered remotely, with the training delivered via four Zoom sessions and supported by completion of set self-directed reading and tasks. Please note this course was previously delivered over two full days.
Participants will be required to:
· Attend 3 x 3-hour online training sessions, via Zoom
· Complete self-directed tasks set by the trainers, prior to and between Zoom sessions (up to 4 hours)
· Attend a 3-hour revision and exam online session, via Zoom (for those wanting RSPH accreditation)
Please open and read the attached documents.
The accreditation is optional. To gain the RSPH Award candidates are required to complete a 70-minute multiple-choice exam which will be assessed by RSPH. Successful candidates will receive an RSPH certificate. This costs £20, which will automatically be added to your basket on booking.
If you do not wish to take the exam, please specify this under 'special instructions' when requesting a place.
Due to the restrictions of COVID, plans are currently being put into place to allow for remote completion of the multiple-choice exam. If we are unable to offer the exam remotely at this time, then those wishing to gain RSPH accreditation will be offered an opportunity to sit the exam once it is possible to do so.