Health and Safety Courses
QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
This qualification is designed to educate Learners about health and safety in the workplace. The qualification covers understanding risk assessment, identifying and controlling the risks from common workplace hazards, the legal requirements related to health and safety in the workplace and what to do in response to accidents and incidents at work. QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) regulated by Ofqual.
Aim of the Qualification
The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to develop their health and safety awareness. It helps the Learner build an understanding of health and safety in the workplace and the role that everyone plays in ensuring the workplace is a safe working environment.
Structure of the Qualification
This qualification has a single mandatory unit with a credit value of 1 and has 10 guided learning hours* in total. The full unit details can be found in Appendix 1. *Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are provided as a guide to the estimated hours an average Learner would study to gain the unit. This does not have to be face-to- face instructional time and can include self directed study at home, such as reading course hand outs and further self study. The minimum contact teaching time that this qualification should be delivered in is 6 hours (1 day) excluding breaks. If a Centre wishes to shorten the contact teaching hours they must first provide a rationale for doing so and gain approval from Qualsafe Awards prior to the delivery of any qualifications.
The qualification is designed for all employees to raise their awareness of health and safety in the workplace.
There are no formal entry requirements, however it is advisable that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.
Relationship with Other Related Qualifications
This unit may appear in Health and Safety Qualifications that contain multiple units.
Some possible routes of progression are:
Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace