To apply directly for work as a sexual health adviser, you'll need experience in nursing, health visiting, social work or counselling.
Some employers may accept you with a degree in a subject such as public health, health promotion or psychology, if you have relevant experience in a health care setting.
You'll also need:
- recognised counselling training, skills and practice
- knowledge of sexually transmitted infections, HIV and related sexual health issues
- experience in health education and promotion
If you're a qualified nurse, you can prepare for this work by taking further sexual health training courses.