Qualification overview and objective
The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace as a risk assessor. This qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility to conduct risk assessments at low risk premises. It covers the principles of risk assessment, the relationship between hazard and risk and requires learners use the knowledge learned on the course by undertaking a risk assessment. Therefore, laying a foundation for further development as a risk assessor.
To register for this qualification, learners are required to be 16 years of age or above.
Guidance on assessment
This qualification is assessed in two parts: Part 1: Multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination. This method of assessment is an end-of-course exam and must follow the Secure Command and Control Examination and Invigilation Procedures. The examination for this qualification contains 30 questions that must be completed within 60 minutes. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30. Part 2: Centre-set and marked assessment Learners are expected to undertake a risk assessment, which will be internally set and assessed by Secure Command and Control and externally moderated by Highfield. The risk assessment activity is an opportunity for learners to fully understand and demonstrate the risk assessment process. Learners must follow the 5-step process to risk assessment.
On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:
- Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)
- Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)