General Courses

General Courses

Postgraduate courses

University of Wales, Bangor

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate Public Health/ Health Promotion
The course is intended for all those interested in promoting health and well being.

University of Bristol

MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health
The course offers a multi-disciplinary insight into energy balance, metabolism and related diseases. The programme is suitable for recent graduates wishing to gain higher level qualifications and for physical activity specialists or health professionals wanting to undertake continued professional development.

University of West of England, Bristol

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate Public Health
This modular programme is designed for professionals working, or intending to work, in the fields of health promotion, health protection or healthy communities, in developed and developing countries.

Cardiff University

Master of Public Health (MPH)
The MPH is multidisciplinary in both its content and the students it attracts. It is aimed at applicants with a good first degree or at least two years relevant experience with evidence of academic potential.

Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC)

MSc/ Postgraduate diploma Applied Public Health
The course is aimed at professionals working in the field of public health, or related fields, such as health protection, health promotion and environmental health.

Glyndwr University

Masters in Public Health (MPH)
This course will benefit anyone who has an interest in approaches and interventions designed to improve the health of populations globally, in the UK and at individual and community level.

University of Chester

MSc/ Postgraduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Certificate Weight Management
Designed for those who wish to extend their knowledge, qualifications, skills and expertise in weight management particularly for the wide range of health professionals dealing with clients and patients.
MSc/ Postgraduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Certificate Exercise and Nutrition Science
The course attracts a wide range of applicants, either immediately from first degrees in related areas, or exercise, nutrition and health professionals looking to enhance their career prospects.
Postgraduate Certificate Public Health
The programmes attract students from a wide range of backgrounds, which provides an ideal inter-disciplinary/multi-agency learning environment.

University of Glamorgan

MSc Professional Practice
This course offers 12 educational career pathways with the aim of allowing students the flexibility to choose their own options to develop their career. At the same time it is intended that the courses provided will transform practice and in so doing improving the quality of care for patients/service users.

University of Wales, Swansea

MPhil Health Science
Current students are drawn from across the health and social care disciplines and consists of a programme of supervised research.
MSc/ Postgraduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Certificate Public Health and Health Promotion
This course provides insight into the theoretical underpinnings of health promotion and public health, across multi-sectoral and inter-professional contexts.

Undergraduate Courses

Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC)

Foundation Degree leading to BSc Health Sciences
The course provides an opportunity to follow a programme of study, to enable progression to a chosen science-based honours degree course.

University of Glamorgan

BSc (Hons) Promoting Health and Wellbeing (Top Up)
This flexible and top-up course enables applicants to gain a degree. It is designed to meet the needs of professionals whose work and interests involve promoting health and wellbeing in a range of settings and contexts.

University of Wales, Newport

Community Health and Well Being – Foundation Degree / BSc (Hons)
This course focuses on interventions that health care workers provide outside of health care establishments, looking at physical activity and health promotion from a community health perspective.

Open University

Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
The course is suitable for support staff working in a variety of health and social care settings. Through the degree, students will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and competencies which underpin practice across the health and social care sector. The degree combines work-based and supported open learning.
Certificate in Promoting Public Health
The course will engage students in a systematic review and critical assessment of current ways of working to promote public health. It will help students develop skills in reviewing, critiquing and evaluating current policies promoting public health. It is aimed at different professional groups as well as voluntary workers in health promotion.
Health and Social Care BA/BSc (Hons)
This degree is designed to enable you to develop a sound and critical understanding of policy, theory and practice in health and social care.

Further Education Courses

City and Guilds NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care / City and Guilds NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care
A part-time course for people wishing to gain a vocational qualification in the field of Care.
BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science
A practical work-related course which is based upon realistic work place situations and activities. Students take the 3 core units: science technician at work; scientific principles and the science workplace and specialist subjects are available.
BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care
This course helps develop understanding and knowledge of Health and Social Care and involves work placements in social care settings.
BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies
A practical, work-related course involving the core units of human anatomy, equality and diversity of rights, applied science, research and health promotion.
For more information on these courses contact your local further education college.
Central YMCA Qualifications
Level 1 Award in Lifestyle Management

This qualification is endorsed by the British Heart Foundation. It aims to improve young people’s understanding of the components of health and fitness, and equip youngsters with the tools to improve the wellbeing of themselves as well as those around them. Central YMCA Qualifications are nationally recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals and are of interest to those choosing a career in the fitness industry.

Participation Cymru Training

Participation Cymru Training is for people who want to widen citizen engagement and public participation. Courses include:
  • Introduction to participatory engagement methods
  • Approaches to engaging hard to reach citizens
  • Participatory planning
  • Managing conflict