Pathways to Health Level 3 is a training programme for community and voluntary sector leaders who are committed to tackling inequalities in health using a community development approach. There is no doubt that communities can develop creative and innovative solutions to their own issues, when empowered to do so, but these initiatives alone are not enough to bring about transformative change. The benefit of this training is the chance to link grass roots practice with operational, strategic and policy working. It will provide participants with the opportunity to tackle health inequality in a unified way underpinned by the principles and practice of community development.
The main outcomes participants can expect from the training are as follows:
Pathways to Health training will be delivered as a series of master classes, 1 day a week over a 6 week period. Each master class will focus on one of 6 main themes to explore the efficacy of community development within.
Level 3 Training has been developed for individuals who have a strategic and policy development role within their organisation. Participants should have an in-depth understanding of community development approaches to health and be decision makers within community and voluntary organisations.
(There will also be a limited number of places available for statutory sector workers.)