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Health and Wellbeing Coach

Health and wellbeing coaches educate and inform people about health/wellbeing issues. They may use health coaching skills to support people with self-identifying existing issues and encourages proactive prevention of new and existing illnesses. They may provide access to self-management education, peer support and social prescribing.


Entry requirements

You will need an approved coaching qualification to become a health and wellbeing coach. It may also be beneficial to have a qualification in Health and social care or wellbeing. You may also have voluntary or paid experience of working in a coaching role. You will need a good standard of English and maths, ideally GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent.

Career progression –

You may want to consider further coaching, mentoring or counselling qualifications. You could become an ambassador, team leader or complete research on projects.

Skills you need:

  • knowledge of coaching practices
  • knowledge of healthy lifestyle and wellbeing activities
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to enjoy working with other people
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • administration skills
  • to be able to use a computer