Social Prescribing Link Worker Training

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  • Level Three Qualification in Social Prescribing
  • Online Link Worker Training

Social Prescribing at the Bromley By Bow Centre

Over the past decade the Bromley by Bow Centre has worked extensively to support the development and growth of social prescribing nationally and internationally. We are founding members of the National Social Prescribing Network and are Social Prescribing Regional Facilitators for London for NHS England.

Our social prescribing schemes have grown and developed substantially over the last decade allowing us to develop significant experience and insight which we share with others. A key element of our training involves practitioner led knowledge sharing of both Social Prescribing as a service and as Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLW) role. The Bromley by Bow Social Prescribing scheme consists of a general practice based social prescribing scheme serving, since 2012, a primary care network (PCN) of six GP practices with 53,000 registered patients.


Level Three Qualification in Social Prescribing

What is it?

The Bromley by Bow Centre with partners, University of East London and Conexus have devised a fully accredited Level Three Qualification and is awarded by Certa, part of the Skills and Education Group. This course is spread across 7 months and includes 3 days of online teaching per month. 

We have spaces left on our September enrolment which will be fully online. This is a perfect opportunity for social prescribing service managers, link workers, health coaches, care coordinators, community navigators and similar community development roles.  

At the end of the course: 

  • Broaden you practical skills and gain in depth knowledge of social prescribing 
  • Benefit from the latest research and knowledge from researchers, expert practitioners and leaders at the forefront of social prescribing 
  • A full Level Three Qualification in Social Prescribing  

The course is £3,000 per learner but discounts available when organisations purchase 2+ places.  

Who is it for?

If you are looking to expand your knowledge of social prescribing as a service and the role of link workers

  • Social Prescribing managers and commissioners
  • Social prescribing link workers
  • Community navigators
  • Care coordinators
  • Social prescribing coordinators
  • Community connectors
  • Care navigators
  • Health trainers

To learn more visit: or to register and talk further contact


Online Link Worker Training 

The Bromley by Bow Centre have developed a suite of online training units based on five different topics. The full suite can be delivered to organisations employing link workers, and is a great way for link workers from a similar geography to enrol onto the course. The training is designed for link workers to adapt their holistic way of working to an online setting in the context of the recovery period of COVID-19.  

This training can also be tailored to suit whole primary care teams to include, receptionists, care navigators, care coordinators, health coaches, community navigators and other similar roles.  

We cover the following topics based on remote working, and working during COVID-19 crisis and recovery period:  

  1. Supporting vulnerable people over the phone 
  2. Behaviour change and motivational interviewing approaches when working remotely  
  3. Peer Supervision 
  4. Data outcomes, impact and evaluation  
  5. Community based provision when working remotely 

What our attendees have said:

Really enjoyed this session – a nice mix covered and felt like a warm, safe space to share.

I really enjoyed the interactive element of the session, especially helpful was the role play and opportunity to reflect on this.


We can host training sessions in cohorts up to 25 (15 minimum and 25 maximum). 

Get a quote:

If you’re an organisation seeking to upskill and develop your team then register your interest here

Contact Najnin Islam, our Social Prescribing Training and Development Manager


Get in touch about social prescribing link worker training at:

020 8709 9741