Public health

People working in public health may be employed in a range of different organisations. It is not uncommon for people to move across sectors as their careers develop and, increasingly, people may choose to be self-employed for some or part of their time.

The three main employing sectors in public health are:

  • Public sector (local government, the civil service, the NHS and higher education)
  • Private sector (private and independent companies, organisations and consultancy firms)
  • Third sector (charities or social enterprises).

Some people identify public health as being the main part of their role, and these may be considered the ‘core public health workforce.

The Public Health Apprenticeship Standards printable shows a brief overview of the apprenticeship standards in this area.

The following apprenticeship standards are available:

Follow the links to see more about each apprenticeship including the stage of development, funding band and duration. You can also download the standard and end point assessment documents as well as checking the training providers and end point assessment organisations that may be available.

Pathways Tool

You can access our Pathways Tool here.

This tool allows you to see more about how apprentices may progress from one occupation to another.