RSPH Level 2 award in Encouraging Physical Activity

What does the course cover?

Learners will increase their knowledge and understanding of why individuals may not actively participate in physical activity, the health benefits of physical activity and how individuals can be helped and supported to improve their health by increasing their level of physical activity.

To achieve this qualification a candidate must:

1. Understand the health benefits of physical activity

2. Understand factors that affect an individual's participation in physical activity

3. Know how to encourage individuals to increase their level of physical activity

Who should attend?

This qualification is for individuals with an interest in health who are also interested in helping others develop a healthier lifestyle by encouraging physical activity.

By completing the course, you will gain an RSPH Level 2 Accredited Award in Encouraging Physical Activity.


Talking about Health and Wellbeing: How to Start That Conversation

For practitioners who have limited expertise in managing client wellbeing conversations. With little or no knowledge of conversation management.

(75 mins)

This training will lead delegates to reflect on both how to identify and to maximise opportunities for effective brief positive open, discovery conversations with family, friends, colleagues, clients and as part of the appraisal process. Delegates will be given some basic conversational tools to assist in supporting positive lifestyle change opportunities whilst being given a greater understanding of how the LiveWell Dorset provision may assist.

Learning objectives:

  • Build an awareness of the 'Healthy Conversations' philosophy
  • Be aware of the healthy conversation skills response styles
  • Consider and discuss how we can support someone to move through a change
  • Develop SMART(ER) goal-setting skills

Skills to Motivate and Support Others

For practitioners who have some experience or opportunity in managing client wellbeing conversations. For individuals who feel they would benefit from a more detailed knowledge of conversation management.

(75 mins)

This training will lead delegates to reflect on both how to identify and to maximise opportunities for positive lifestyle conversations within their own workplace, or with clients. It will introduce them to the stages of behaviour change and how an individual may move through them. Delegates will be offered the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing and the tools to assist in maximising positive lifestyle change conversations. Delegates will have an opportunity to practice applying these principles and techniques.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognise the Stages of Change and how we can support someone to move through them
  • Know the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Learn about tools and techniques to support the use of the MI principles
  • Practice applying these principles and techniques

All Our Health - Physical Activity Training

The All Our Health, Physical Activity Training can be found on the NHS Health Education England site, and is more suited towards Nurses.

It is a bite-sized session to give health and care professionals an overview of physical activity - including key evidence, data and signposts to trusted resources to help prevent illness, protect health and promote wellbeing.


BMJ Physical Activity in the Treatment of Long Term Conditions Course

BMJ Physical Activity in the Treatment of Long Term Conditions Course

The BMJ Physical Activity in the Treatment of Long Term Conditions Course is more suited to GP's and carries CPD accreditation. After completing the modules, you should:

  • Know how physical activity compares with other modifiable behaviours, such as smoking and diet, as a risk factor for mortality
  • Know the Chief Medical Officer guidelines for physical activity in the UK
  • Understand the mechanisms behind how physical activity can both prevent and treat a range of major diseases
  • Understand how physical activity is important in the prevention and treatment of may conditions
  • Know the important safety considerations for recommending physical activity in these conditions
  • Know the principles of promoting physical activity in primary care.

Physical Activity: PHE Clinical Champion Physical Activity Training

Sport England have partnered with Public Health England and other professional bodies to establish the Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme (MHPP) to help address this barrier and support healthcare professionals to promote physical activity to their patients. One element of this programme has been establishing Clinical Champion Physical Activity Training (CCPA).

The objectives of the CCPA training programme are to:

• Raise knowledge and awareness of the value of physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease

• Increase the knowledge and confidence of healthcare professionals to deliver brief advice on physical activity to patients

• Increase the frequency of physical activity brief interventions delivered by healthcare professionals to patients as a method of clinical care.

Key topics covered include:

1) definitions and the evidence base for physical activity and health

2) the physical activity guidelines

3) the importance of physical activity for the prevention and management of disease

4) the integration of brief interventions for physical activity into clinical practice utilising behaviour change theory

Training is an hour and a half and is suitable for protected learning time or other relevant team meetings.

If you are interested in having PHE Physical Activity Clinical Champion training delivered for your practice or PCN by a local GP, Practice Nurse or Allied Health Professional please contact Chloe at cthomas@activedorset.org.


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