Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace (QCF)


The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at all employees. It is intended for learners already in workplaces and those who are preparing to start or return to work. It is also very useful for young people, to raise their ability to identify and understand hazards when preparing for work experience or going into employment.


Persons gaining this qualification will know that health and safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, its contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace.


How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 1 day classroom-based course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed.


How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed through a 30-question multiple-choice examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour.

Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30.



What next?

Learners successfully achieving this qualification may wish to progress to:

• HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)

• HABC Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)