We provide a wide range of free training courses on public health issues, from healthy eating to drugs and alcohol. Our core training offer is free for those working in Newcastle, whether in a paid or voluntary position. Courses we provide include:

  • Exploring Tobacco issues with Young People
  • Sugar: The Sticky Truth
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Healthy Eating for under 5s

We also have a full programme of sexual health training available through Newcastle Sexual Health Training

Upcoming training dates for 2018/19

Click to see the full list of courses (this part of the site is being developed. In the mean time, please call the Workforce Development Admin Team 0191 277 2091 who can advise you of upcoming courses).

How do I apply?

You can apply for most of the courses in the directory using the standard Public Health booking form (Word, 374kb) and sending it to wfdadmin@newcastle.gov.uk or by fax to 0191 277 2099 (however, some courses have different booking procedures - see details in the directory for how to book).


Courses in our core training offer are offered free to those working (paid or voluntary roles) in Newcastle. If you work outside Newcastle, you can still attend most of the courses, but there will be a charge of £100 per day's training, so two-day courses will be charged at £200 and half day courses at £50. If you book a course and do not attend, or do not cancel at least a week before the course, you will be charged. See Booking Information and Charges (Word, 19kb) for full details.

Some of the courses are offered as bespoke training opportunities for your organisation or team and this will be chargeable.  Please contact lead facilitator (details in individual course info) to discuss your requirements.

What will I learn?

This training programme will develop your knowledge and skills around key public health issues, providing you with tools to engage your service users in talking about health issues.

Who delivers the training?

Public Health Training is delivered by officers in the Public Health Team, Newcastle City Council, together with partners from the following teams and organisations:

  • Change, Grow, Live (CGL Newcastle)
  • MeSH (Mesmac Newcastle and SHINE)
  • PROPS North East
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Mental Health Trust
  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • TUC


For more information, please email individual lead facilitators (details in individual course info) if you have specific questions about course content.

For general course enquiries, including how to apply and to check the status of a booking, or cancellations, please email: wfdadmin@newcastle.gov.uk

Page last updated: 
15 May 2018
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