What your school needs to do achieve the understanding substances advanced award.

Before you start working on the understanding substances advanced award, you must complete an understanding substances specialist award.

What you school needs to do to achieve the award

To achieve an advanced award, you must

  • focus on a specific issue for your school
  • make a behaviour change plan 
  • carry out an intervention to improve a specific health need

Work towards the understanding substances advanced award

To work towards the award, download and fill in the document understanding substances advanced award pack (2.33 MB) .

Email healthy.schools@bristol.gov.uk to:

  • tell us you're working on an advanced award
  • submit your behaviour change plan and intervention plan for us to approve
  • submit your finished work

Advanced awards are normally completed within one year but you may be able to take longer. You should spend 6 months running the intervention.

After you achieve the award

We'll send you:

  • a certificate
  • awards logos to use on your website or letterheads