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Entry Requirements

Minimum of 80 UCAS points

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Study Mode

Full time

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3 years


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Key Features & Benefits

  • Validated by UK Top 15 Lancaster University
  • Experienced, qualified teaching staff
  • Academic support including academic coaches
  • Gain the skills and knowledge that will enable you to progress in your career


The first part of the BSc (Hons) Public Health Practitioner is an apprenticeship, and the degree is built into the whole thing. This programme will give you the opportunity to improve your professional skills and get a recognised qualification. It will also teach you how to adapt and solve complex problems in changing social environments.

You will learn how to use data and intelligence, but most importantly, you will learn how to follow government laws and governance frameworks. One of the main themes of this degree is the study of both theoretical and practical ways to reduce wider factors that affect health and health disparities.

You'll learn how to talk to communities and individuals about health and wellbeing in a way that follows public health guidelines. Most importantly, you'll learn how to find and use evidence-based data to draw conclusions, evaluate, and re-design public health services and interventions to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities.

What will I study?

Level 4 modules:

Foundation to Public Health
Population & Community Health
Introduction to Epidemiology
Collaborative working in Public Health
Study skills & Reflective Practice
Introduction to Public Health, Skills, Ethics and Research

Level 5 modules:

Communication in Public Health
Commissioning in Public Health
Health Policy & Strategy
Designing Public Health Interventions
Health Protection
Evidence Based Research

Level 6 modules:

Leadership & Management
Managing Resources
Application of Public Health Tools and Techniques
Advanced Skills for Public Health

Entry Requirements

Minimum 80 UCAS Tariff points, which can be made up from any combination of the following:

• A level or equivalent
• NVQ Level 3 Diploma Access to HE qualification

Applicants will also be required to have a GCSE (or equivalent qualification) at grade 4/C or above in both Maths and English. Level 2 in English and Maths (or equivalent, e.g., Level 2 Functional Skills) are an essential entry requirement.

Students can undertake these qualifications alongside their study on the BSc. This will need to be completed prior to the Gateway stage of the Apprenticeship Standard.

The BSc Public Health Practitioner (Integrated Apprenticeship) qualification cannot be achieved without the evidence of completion of the GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Teaching and Learning

Learning and teaching will be delivered through a range of established methodologies including:

• Interactive Lectures
• Apprentice led seminars/presentations
• Workshops
• Audio visual materials
• Research
• Archive and Library searches
• Distance and e-learning (via VLE)
• Field visits
• Attendance at conferences
• Presentations at conferences
• Research visits
• Apprentice-led debates

What can I do next?

You will graduate with a BSc (Hons) Public Health Practitioner (Integrated degree) apprenticeship. Through this programme, you will create evidence of knowledge, skills, and competencies, which will support your future practice.

All levels of this course will provide you with the opportunity to progress into your chosen career in the public health sector, and additionally, progress onto further higher educational levels of study.

Typical job titles within the Public Health sector include:

• Public Health Practitioner
• Health Protection Practitioner
• Health Improvement Practitioner
• Public Health Intelligence Officer
• Public Health Data Analyst
• Healthy Lifestyles Co-ordinator
• Tobacco Control Lead
• Workplace Health Advisor
• Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Lead
• Immunisation Programme Co-ordinator
• Accident Prevention Officer
• Community Development Worker
• Community Engagement Officer

  • Ofsted Good
  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Skills for Health Quality Mark
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.