Applications for the next annual intake of Public Health Apprenticeships in the North West now open

Applications are now open for the Public Health Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship (BSc Hons) at the University of Salford.

Developed in consultation with Public Health England and public health professionals, this degree apprenticeship offers a new route to obtaining UKPHR Public Health Practitioner registration.

The course is three years in total and comprises of one day a week of academic learning on campus alongside on the job training. Upon successful completion, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science and will have everything required to apply for Practitioner registration.

Two members of the Cheshire and Merseyside public health workforce are in their final year of the degree apprenticeship and shared the following reflections:

“I have found incredible value in learning the latest evidence behind the best practice. I’m glad I took the apprenticeship route because of the combination of academic learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience has given a well-rounded experience and generated lots of exciting opportunities. It has been a challenging but rewarding experience that has pushed me to develop my public health knowledge, skills and behaviours.”Hannah Sharp, Public health Practitioner, Champs Public Health Collaborative Support Team.

“The course has been incredibly useful. It has enabled me to form a skill set that has enhanced both my knowledge and career in public health. I am now able to confidently and comfortably carry out duties in my role that align to the practitioner standards. It is challenging to juggle a degree with a full time role but very rewarding. ” Matthew Thompson, Public Health Practitioner, St Helens Borough Council.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th November with the course starting in January 2024.

For more information visit the Salford University website or contact the course lead Margaret Coffey at for specific questions.

If you would like to speak with someone already on the course you can email to find out more.