Training for you and your colleagues

There is a strong body of evidence that education of health professionals has not kept pace with system and population needs. Giving advice is often not enough to change old habits. Health and care professionals need new communication skills based on the science of behaviour change.

Health coaching training adds tools and techniques taken from psychology, behaviour change science and performance coaching to any professional’s toolbox.

Good health coach training is an experiential process with opportunities to test application of learning in the workplace. Evidence shows a minimum of two days training is required for effective mind-set and skill acquisition. Train the trainer models can also effectively develop an internal training resource for organisations.

Remember – check with your training organisation what they mean by health coaching. Different providers have different approaches. It is important to make sure it really is health coaching on offer and that the approach is right for you and your organisation.

See definitions of health coaching

Commissioning training

What is health coaching training?

Read chapter 3 of the resource guide

How to commission health coaching

Read chapter 4 of the resource guide

Framework to help choose a provider

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Training resources

We have developed training and resources with tried and tested training providers TPC Health who offer 2-day core skills training, 4-day accredited and 10-day train the trainer programmes.


Find out more about TPC Health’s training courses

View TPC Health website

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