Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)


This qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for conducting risk assessments at low risk premises. It covers the principles of risk assessment, the relationship between hazard and risk and requires learners to use the knowledge learned on the course by undertaking a risk assessment, therefore laying a foundation for further development as a risk assessor. 


How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

20 guided learning hours – usually 2 day course.


It is recommended that the knowledge element of the qualification is completed on day one of the course and that day two is dedicated to the production of a risk assessment. Day 1 can be completed via distance learning, however HABC have stipulated a minimum of 7 contact hours in the delivery of this qualification.


How is the qualification assessed?

Part 1: Multiple choice examination

30 questions lasting 1 hour. Learners must achieve 20/30 in order to pass.


Part 2: Practical Assessment

Learners are expected to undertake a risk assessment, which will be internally assessed by the centre and externally moderated by HABC.


What next?

Learners successfully achieving this qualification may wish to progress to

further qualifications, such as:

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

• HABC Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)