Qualification overview and objective
The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace and is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor, manager, team leaders or those who are preparing to start work at this level and gives them the knowledge of health and safety.
The qualification provides learners with an understanding of: the requirements of health, safety and welfare; the benefits of a health and safety management system; the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards; the principles of risk assessment and incident investigation.
To register for this qualification, learners are required to be 16 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 60 questions that must be completed within 120 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a minimum score of at least 40 out of 60. Learners will achieve a Merit at 50 out of 60.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:
- Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF)
- Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)