Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Community Placement: Developing Health Promotion Competencies

This module is for Students on a Masters programme within School of Sports & Health Sciences who wish to understand or experience the voluntary or public health sector and develop generic professional competencies around working with volunteers and communities.  

The module can contribute to a postgraduate certificate, diploma or Masters award. 

Module Information

Module code



This module is designed to support career development and encourage formation of networks within health promotion practice. Students undertake a 65+ hour voluntary placement usually with a notforprofit organisation. You will develop knowledge and skills around core health promotion standards and competencies, or equivalent generic professional competencies relevant to your profession. Your placement will involve community engagement through face-to-face interaction with the public as well as collaborating with professional staff in the organisation. 

Entry requirements

Be enrolled and have successfully passed at least 20 credits of level 7 modules on a masters, or PG diploma programme in SSHS. 


Analytical placement report 75% mark

Blog entry video 25% mark and compliance documents.

Rolling Assessment submission dates depending on your placement. Submitted on the nearest official hand-in day at least 4 weeks after completion of placement.

Module leader

Sarah Kehoe

Module dates

This module is placement module so there are dates for supporting action learning sets but the dates of the placement are set by the student and the placement setting.

2024-25 Semester 1-2  Falmer Campus, Brighton 

  • November: 19
  • May: 8, 15

2023-24 Semester 1-2  Falmer Campus, Brighton 

  • November 14 – Induction workshop
  • December 12 – Action learning set – online 11am – 1pm
  • January 30 –  Action learning set – online 11am – 1pm
  • March 5  – Action learning set – online 11am – 1pm
  • May 16 – Action learning set – online 11am – 1pm
  • May 1st and 7th   – taught days on campus
  • June 4  – Action learning set – online 11am – 1pm
  • July 9  – Action learning set – online 11am – 1pm
  • Voluntary placement can be commenced anytime after induction workshop.


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module, the fee is:

2024-25 – tbc

2023-24 – £800

Further information

Please contact for further information about the module

This module can be taken as part of a course including: MSc Health Promotion, MSc Health, MSc Health and Education, MSc Health and Management, MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, MSc Advanced Podiatry  

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