Behaviour Change Literacy for Individuals and Workforce Leaders - e-Learning for Healthcare
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Behaviour Change Literacy for Individuals and Workforce Leaders is freely available

The Behaviour Change Literacy for Individuals and Workforce Leaders programme is freely available to access.

Please note your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the e-LfH Hub.

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About the Behaviour Change Literacy for Individuals and Workforce Leaders programme

Behaviour Change Literacy (BCL) is an understanding of the range of individual, environmental and policy influences that can impact on people’s health behaviours and why they are important. It includes key values, principles and core communication skills essential for person-centred individual approaches.

This training aims to build foundational behavior change skills of the workforce. It will introduce learners to behaviour change, what it is, why it is important and how it can be implemented. It is designed as the first step in a learner’s journey to developing their behavior change knowledge and skills.

The training complements the Behaviour Change Development Framework and accompanying toolkit.

There are two Behaviour Change Literacy e-learning courses. The Behaviour Change Literacy e-learning for Individual Learners and an advanced Behaviour Change Literacy e-learning for Workforce Leaders. We recommend that learners complete one of the sessions depending on their role.

Who should engage in BCL training?

The BCL training for Individual Learners is for the paid and unpaid workforce within the health and social care services, both public facing and non-public facing.

Those who are responsible for managing and developing behaviour change services and workforces such as senior-decision makers, commissioners and team managers should complete the Behaviour Change Literacy e-learning for Workforce Leaders.

BCL for Individual Learners

This e-learning will explore the role of behaviour change in promoting positive health behaviours and identify the skills and techniques that can be used to create an environment in which behaviour change will flourish.

Course chapters:

  • Getting Started
  • Principles of Behaviour
  • Factors Affecting Behavioural Decisions
  • Behaviour Change Interactions
  • Designing Behaviour Change
  • Person-Centred Conversations
  • Ethics of Behaviour Change
  • Taking the Next Step

Duration: This e-learning should take 40 minutes to complete.

Assessment: The e-learning is assessed by a series of questions at the end of each chapter. There are 15 questions, you will need 10 correct answers to pass.

BCL for Workforce Planners

This e-learning will explore the role of behaviour change in promoting positive health behaviours and identify the skills and techniques that can be used to create an environment in which behaviour change will flourish.

The e-learning is in three parts:

  • Part 1: What is Behaviour Change and Why is it Important?
  • Part 2: How do you do it?
  • Part 3: How to Support Your Team to do it.

Duration: Each e-learning session should take 15 minutes to complete.

Assessment: The e-learning is assessed by a knowledge check at the end of the third chapter. There is a total of 3 questions per assessment, you will need 2 correct answers to pass each assessment.

  • Part 1: What Is Behaviour Change And Why Is It Important?

    This session will explore inequalities and factors that affect health and wellbeing and will take a look at the role of behaviour change to address them

  • Part 2: How Do You Do It?

    This session will explore factors that influence our decisions and behaviour change intervention design.

  • Part 3: How To Support Your Team To Do It.

    This session will explore person-centred conversations, ethics and psychological safety, the essentials for supporting your team to deliver behaviour change.

Meet the team

  • Em Rahman

    Em Rahman

    Head of Public Health Workforce Development, HEE Wessex
  • Ashlee Mulimba

    Ashlee Mulimba

    Health Psychologist, Healthy Dialogues Ltd.
  • Aoife Fortescue-Webb

    Aoife Fortescue-Webb

    Public Health Registrar, NHS West Midlands
  • e-LfH staff - Paula Casey

    Paula Casey

    Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Emma Nye

    Emma Nye

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH-staff-Alex-Drinkall-learning-profile

    Alex Drinkall

    Stakeholder Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

Available to all

The Behaviour Change Literacy for Individuals and Workforce Leaders programme is freely available to access here.
Please note your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the e-LfH Hub.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Behaviour Change Literacy for Individuals and Workforce Leaders programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

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