Qualification overview and objective
This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace.
The objective of the qualification is to:
- prepare learners to progress into further/higher level training
- Support a role in the workplace
The qualification provides learners with an understanding in the responsibilities of employers and employees, the benefits of good health and safety, steps to a risk assessment and how they can reduce accidents, near misses and ill-health, typical hazards and controls in a workplace, common causes of accidents, near misses and ill-health, emergency procedures and the importance of recording accidents, near misses and ill-health
To register for this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:
be 14 years of age or above.
Guidance on assessment
The qualification is assessed through a multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination. This method of assessment is an end-of-course exam. The examination for this qualification contains 20 questions that must be completed within 45 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a minimum pass mark of 60%.
Progression opportunities Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
- Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment
- Level 3 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace