Health & Safety

Highfield Level 1 Award in the Principles of Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)

This qualification is designed for those learners either currently working or those returning or starting work and wishing to gain a nationally recognised qualification in health and safety.

The qualification can be taken as stand-alone or as part of a wider programme of training, is available to learners aged 14+ and has one mandatory unit to complete.

Mandatory Unit This qualification includes the following mandatory unit:

o Principles of Health and Safety within the Workplace

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification? This qualification is usually achieved by taking a half-day course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning.

How is the qualification assessed? It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, where the learner must answer at least 9 out of 15 questions correctly. The examination will take a maximum of 30 minutes to complete.

Health and Safety Highfield Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)

This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace.

The qualification provides learners with an understanding of the responsibilities and employers and employees, the benefits of good health and safety, steps to a risk assessment, common causes of and how to reduce accidents, near misses and ill-health, typical hazards and controls in the workplace, emergency procedures and the importance of recording accidents, near misses and ill-health occurrences.

The qualification can be taken as a stand-alone or as part of a wider programme of training, it is suitable for learners aged 14+ and has one mandatory unit to complete.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification? This qualification is usually achieved by taking a one-day classroom-based course, however, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended, distance and e-learning.

How is the qualification assessed? It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, where the learner must answer at least 12 out of 20 questions correctly. The examination will take a maximum of 45 minutes to complete.