Health & Lifestyle Trainer Course

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Health & Lifestyle Trainer

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to become a Health & Lifestyle Trainer
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Health & Lifestyle Trainer
  • Be awarded the Level 3 ABC externally validated Certificate*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Poor health and lifestyle are major contributors to serious illness and premature death. The government identified the need for Health and Lifestyle Trainers – trained individuals who can work in communities to educate and support positive change. This course follows the Department of Health guidelines and covers the study areas required for working as a private Trainer or to demonstrate competence with a view to entering the NHS arena.  You will learn to follow National Occupational Standards to ensure good practice, helping people make better choices and facilitate positive change through appropriately designed training.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • Introduction / Communication / Group Work
      • The ‘Communication Pie’
      • Oral Communication
      • Meaning
      • Speech Communities
      • Tone and Pace of Speech
      • Eye Contact
      • Body Language
      • Touch
      • SOLER Principles
      • Minimising Communication Barriers
      • Group Development
      • Conflict Within the Group
  • Lesson Two
    • Personal and People Development / Health Matters
      • Encouraging Self-Promotion
      • Enabling Access to Services
      • Providing Information
      • Socio-economic Health
      • Socio-medical Health
  • Lesson Three
    • Government Policy and the Development of the NHS / National Occupational Standards for Health Promotion and Care
      • Health Policy
      • The Government’s Role in Health Policy
      • The History of the NHS
      • Advantages of the NHS System
      • Disadvantages of the NHS System
      • Health Reforms
      • Definition of National Occupational Standards (NOS)
      • Origin of National Occupational Standards (NOS)
      • The Relevance of NOS to the Health and Lifestyle Trainer
      • Applying NOS Techniques within the Private Sector
      • Skills for Health
  • Lesson Four
    • Competences for Health Trainers
      • Behaviour Change
      • The Dynamic Process of Change
      • The Trans-theoretical Model of Behaviour Change
  • Lesson Five
    • Race and Gender / Behavioural Factors and Health / Good Practice
      • Race
      • Ethnicity
      • Social Inequality and Health
      • Health Care
      • Gender
      • Illness as a Social Role
      • Illness Labels
      • Disability Discrimination
      • Anti-discrimination and Anti-oppression
      • Human Rights
      • Reflection
      • Research
      • Summary of Lessons 1 – 5
  • Lesson Six
    • Smoking Cessation
      • The Nature of Addiction
      • Smoking and the Pre-contemplative Stage
      • Processes of Change – Pre-contemplation to Contemplation
      • Processes of Change – Contemplation to Preparation
      • Processes of Change – Preparation to Action
      • NLP
      • Processes of Change – Action to Maintenance
      • Processes of Change – Maintenance to Termination
      • Barriers to Success
      • Relapse
  • Lesson Seven
    • Diet
      • Medical History
      • Understanding What we Eat
      • Body Mass Index
      • Basal Metabolic Rate
      • Healthy Eating and the Pre-contemplative Stage
      • Processes of Change – Pre-contemplation to Contemplation
      • Processes of Change – Contemplation to Preparation
      • Processes of Change – Preparation to Action
      • Processes of Change – Action to Maintenance
      • Processes of Change – Maintenance to Termination
  • Lesson Eight
    • Sexual Health
      • Duty of Care
      • Key Elements of Training in Sexual Health
      • Contraception
      • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
      • Priority Groups for Sexual Health Training
      • Effective Training in Sexual Health
      • Key Elements of Guidance
      • Core Elements of Effective Training
      • Sexual Health and the Pre-contemplative Stage
      • Sexual Health and the Contemplative Stage
      • Sexual Health and the Preparation Stage
      • Sexual Health and the Action Stage
      • Sexual Health and the Maintenance Stage
      • Sources of Information
  • Lesson Nine
    • Alcohol and Drug Abuse / Drug Prevention
      • Cannabis
      • Cocaine
      • Heroin
      • Ecstasy
      • Alcohol
      • Solvent Abuse
      • Types of Prevention
      • Prevention Approaches
      • Substance Abuse and the Pre-contemplative Stage
      • Substance Abuse and the Contemplative Stage
      • Substance Abuse and the Preparation Stage
      • Substance Abuse and the Action Stage
      • Substance Abuse and the Maintenance Stage
      • Sources of Information
  • Lesson Ten
    • Stress Management
      • Stress in Adults
      • Stress in Children
      • Stress in the Workplace
      • Stress and Unemployment
      • What is Stress?
      • The Stress Response
      • Type ‘A’ Personalities
      • Type ‘B’ Personalities
      • Life Change Index
      • Stress-related Health Problems
      • Managing Stress
      • Stressors
      • Changing Stressful Behaviour
      • Health and Safety Executive Management Standards
      • Stress Management and the Pre-contemplative Stage
      • Stress Management and the Contemplative Stage
      • Stress Management and the Preparation Stage
      • Stress Management and the Action Stage
      • Stress Management and the Maintenance Stage

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 11 monthly instalments of £30
  • OR
  • Pay the total course fee in one sum of £400 £380 and also receive a special Gift from our selection – free. Please click here to view the gifts

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271.

*ABC registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.

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