Skills and interests (health trainer)

Find out more about the particular skills and interests needed by health trainers. 

As a health trainer, you’ll have knowledge of, and an interest in things that help people to stay healthy and you’ll enjoy working closely with people.

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Examples of some of the particular skills and qualities you’ll need as a health trainer include:

  • good verbal and written communication skills
  • active listening skills
  • empathy, respect, tact, and a non-judgemental, persuasive, reassuring approach
  • positivity and a supportive and motivating approach
  • respect for client confidentiality
  • knowledge of your own limitations, when to ask for support, and when to refer a client to other specialist services or professionals
  • good time-management and planning skills
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • IT and keyboard skills

Health Trainers have skills and knowledge primarily at level 4 of the Skills for Health Career Framework

You might also find it helpful to take a look at our career planning section to think more about what skills and qualities you have to offer.

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