Guidance for Practitioner application

* Given the current Public Health emergency we will delay the commencement of Cohort 2 until later in the year. We will update further on this prior to the summer where we will open again for interested practitioners to apply to the scheme or to have a conversation with the scheme coordinator about preparing for a further Cohort intake.*

Criteria for applying to the scheme is as follows:

  • Practicing  at a minimum  of Level 5 or 6 or 7 (maximum) of the skills for health framework link Skills for Health or be working within the range of functions set out in the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework 2016 link PHSKF
  • Have a minimum of 2yrs practice working in a Public Health Practitioner role and access to your work products over this period
  • Be committed to completing the programme in 12 month period with the support of your line manager
  • Have minimal gaps in public health practice, based on the self-assessment tool which covers the 34 UKPHR Practitioner Standards

To apply for the scheme you must complete / provide the following:

  • Practitioner Scheme Application
  • Self-Assessment tool
  • Provide your current annual appraisal (or equivalent)

These three documents form your application pack. The panel will review these documents and may shortlist candidates for a selection interview once all applications have been reviewed. 

Example commentaries

Example commentary 1

Example commentary 2

E-learning for practitioner registration introduction

This resource is useful to complete prior to registering for the practitioner scheme

Reference documents that provide additional information about the scheme are:

UKPHR - Guidance for Applicants, Assessors and Verifiers

UKPHR - Supporting Information (This document accompanies the Guidance above)

UKPHR - Public Health Practitioner standards

Practitioner Testimonial

Frequently Asked Questions

NWPHP Scheme - Guide for Line Managers

Guidance document for practitioner application 

Practitioner Application forms

Practitioner Application form

Practitioner Self-Assessment form (PDF)*

Practitioner Self-Assessment form (Word)*

Briefing Note for applicants on the application process for cohort 2 2020

Briefing note - Cohort 2 applicants

A practitioner from cohort 1 gives her perspective on the scheme

A personal perspective on the practitioner scheme