Qualification overview and objective
This qualification is aimed at learners who have access to any environment where coming into contact with hazardous substances is likely. This includes workplaces in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and office environments as well as classroom environments.
The qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to recognise the risks associated with hazardous substances and how to control them.
The objective of the qualification is predominantly to support a role in the workplace, however may also be suitable for younger learners preparing for employment or wishing to progress onto further learning in a related subject.
There are no prerequisites for this qualification, although it is recommended that learners have a minimum of level 1 in English or equivalent. This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 14+.
Guidance on assessment
This qualification is externally set and assessed by a 15-question multiple-choice examination that must be completed within 30 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge across the unit content and correctly answer 9 questions or more to achieve a pass.
This qualification is graded as Pass or Fail.
On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF)
- Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)
- Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)