- knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- knowledge of English language
- the ability to work well with others
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to use your initiative
- sensitivity and understanding
- customer service skills
- administration skills
- leadership skills
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
Your day-to-day duties might include:
- introduce people to relevant local services
- help people understand how their behaviour affects their health
- support and motivate individuals to change harmful habits
- explain the benefits of healthier food and lifestyle choices
- record activity levels and results, and use these to motivate clients
You could work in an office or in the community.
With experience, you could progress to team supervisor, or senior health improvement specialist.
You could also move into related careers in health promotion or community development.
You can find out more about working as a health trainer from Health Careers.