Community Health and Wellbeing Workers work in partnership with individuals and their communities to identify and address health and wellbeing needs, improve health, prevent ill health and reduce inequalities.
To do this, Community Health and Wellbeing Workers:
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.
Typical job roles:
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point Assessment
On completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will have gained the necessary skills, knowledge and professional behaviours to enable you to fulfil the occupational duties of your role.
Duty 1 - Use preventative approaches to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities, addressing the wider determinants of health and causes of ill-health.
Duty 2 - Help communities to build local resilience and identify strengths, capacity and resources that support their health and wellbeing.
Duty 3 - Provide informed advice about local services and projects that support health and wellbeing.
Duty 4 - Manage referrals from a range of agencies, professionals and through self-referral.
Duty 5 - Apply behavioural science to help people find practical solutions for better health and wellbeing.
Duty 6 - Implement actions set out in strategies and policies that promote health and wellbeing at community level.
Duty 7 - Communicate public health messages and information to promote health and wellbeing at an individual, group and community level.
Duty 8 - Manage data and information and contribute to the evaluation of projects and services
Duty 9 - Operate within legal and ethical frameworks that relate to the promotion and protection of the public’s health and wellbeing.
Duty 10 - Take responsibility for personal and professional development in line with organisational protocol.
You will be allocated a Skills & Development Coach who will support and guide you for the duration of your apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship programme will be delivered as blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of both online and face to face delivery. You will need to have good internet access and a suitable device such as a laptop or tablet to work on. Microsoft Teams is used for coaching sessions and ZOOM is currently used for taught sessions. You will need to check with your employer that access to ZOOM and Microsoft Teams is available and permitted if using a work device to complete your training.
Your employer will make the decision that you are ready to go forward to End Point Assessment when you have achieved the mandatory requirements of the apprenticeship programme and you are consistently working at or above the level of a Community Health and Wellbeing Worker.
The End Point Assessment (EPA) is undertaken by an Independent Assessment Organisation, chosen by your employer and within a three month timeframe of passing Gateway.
The End Point Assessment comprises of three assessments
The independent assessor will combine the grades of each assessment method to determine your overall EPA grade of Fail / Pass / Distinction.