Skip to content

Contact SoPHE
Tel +44 (0)20 8675 5211
Email sophe@cibse.org

CIBSE is currently upgrading its IT systems to improve core customer functions and increase efficiency and effectiveness. This will mean some website services will be offline until Monday 25 July. Help

SoPHE Public Health Training Framework (2)

Welcome to the first issue of the SoPHE Public Health Training Framework.

The Framework is a guideline consisting of competence modules that have been developed by the Education Group with assistance from Hoare Lea LLP. Their purpose is to provide trainee Public Health Engineers and their mentors with a structure for their in-house training.
 

The reason for developing these modules is in recognition that formal Public Health Engineering courses are not currently being provided by colleges in England, meaning that todays trainee Public Health Engineers are being trained almost exclusively in-house.

This has inevitably lead to inconsistencies in the training being provided, making it difficult for both employers and employees to demonstrate what training will be given or received. By providing this framework our intention is that training will follow a common structure that becomes recognised throughout our industry.


The guidance in the next section provides detailed information on how the Competence Module Framework operates, but there are three key elements to understand before successfully completing each module:
 

  • The modules are designed to complement task-based learning, so you must be actively engaged in Public Health Engineering to complete a module
  • Your mentor must be approved by SoPHE prior to you starting the framework
  • The modules themselves provide no training material – instead they allow you to formally capture your in-house experience and learning together with your mentor’s confirmation of your competence
Downloads
Competence Sheet Modules A PH1-PH4
Competence Sheet Modules B PH1-PH6
Guidance for Modules A PH1-PH4
Guidance for Modules B PH1-PH6


Best wishes with successfully completing the framework.
Peter White CEng MCIBSE SoPHE – Education Group Chair