Public Health training is competency-based, with trainees required to demonstrate the acquisition of a range of public health skills and knowledge. Most training is achieved through practical experience undertaken at a variety of attachments. All training placements are arranged via the Training Programme Director (TPD) to ensure that they are appropriate to the learning needs of the registrar.
Training in Public Health is available in our local authorities (LAs) and other service placements, Thames Valley PHE Centre and public health academic departments at Oxford University. Initial training places will be based in LAs in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire. Those appointed will be expected to move training locations during their training.
On offer of appointment a trainee will be allocated to a service placement within Thames Valley, under the supervision of an approved trainer. Trainees will spend a minimum period of one year (whole time equivalent) in this placement. Post Membership secondments could include national placements. A structured programme that includes training time in academic and health protection and appropriate rotations to suit career choice in the last two years of training is offered.