This course is for anyone who has a role in preventing ill health and promoting good health and well being. It is ideal for people who work in voluntary organisations, Health centres, Care homes or Day centres, Young people's settings, Leisure/fitness centres, Pharmacies, GP Surgeries and Hospitals. This Foundation Degree in Health Promotion and Public Health aims to enable you to become part of what is called the ‘public health workforce’. This workforce is an umbrella term for nearly 200 occupations ranging from cooks, carers, doctors, to charity workers, teaching assistants and fire fighters. What they all have in common is that they work with people and, in different ways, they protect people from ill health and promote good health. Some may not see ‘health’ as their main job, but it is in their ‘mind set’. Some, such as the carer or charity worker, may want to stay in their job role, and having a Foundation Degree may help them to progress to more senior levels and open up wider opportunities. This course will give you a really good understanding of health and how you can improve the health of individuals, communities and populations with whom you might work at the moment or in the future. You will use theories, research and practices from both the social sciences and bio-medical sciences. You will be taught how to improve health through communication, education, economic, political, social and environmental change.