What will I learn?

It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.

The QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) is ideal for all employees, as it helps candidates develop a greater understanding
of health and safety issues and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment.

The course covers:

Roles and responsibilities of employers and employees

Health and safety laws, including:

  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Training and competence in the workplace
  • Communicating health and safety information

    Risk assessments and risk control hierarchy

    Identifying and controlling risks from common
    workplace hazards:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Manual handling
  • Fire safety
  • Working from height
  • Electricity
  • Hazardous substances
  • Workplace conditions
  • Ergonomics
  • Equipment
  • Noise and vibration
  • Transport and vehicles
  • Violence
  • Smoking, alcohol and drugs
  • Stress
  • Procedures for responding to accidents and incidents
  • Recording incidents, accidents and ill health

    Please note that delegates need to bring a copy of Level 2 Health and Safety Made Easy (ISBN 0955229456) to the course. This is available online or from all good booksellers.

    Where will it lead me?

    It is recommended that you refresh your training every three years.

    Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning, we suggest that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

    Fee Details 1

    Free if unemployed or low wage* (if aged 19-23 must have Full L2 or above to be eligible)

    Low Wage

    *Please contact the College for further information on low wage eligibility or see Fee Remission section on our PT enrolment form.

    Fee Details 2

    Due to funding restrictions, anyone who doesn’t live in England, isn’t a UK resident^ or who lives in the local authority areas^ of:

    Cambridge and Peterborough
    Greater London Authority
    Greater Manchester
    Liverpool City Region
    North of Tyne Combined Authority
    Sheffield City Region**
    Tees Valley
    West of England
    West Midlands
    West Yorkshire**

    **from 1/8/21

    Will be unable to apply for fee remission and may be subject to higher course fees than those published.

    ^go to this page on our website to check if your postcode is in a Devolved Funding Area or to check eligibility if you are a non-UK resident https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/the-college/fees-and-funding/

    If you don’t live in England or are not a UK resident or live in any of the above local authority areas and wish to enrol on the course, please contact us for information on tuition fees.

  • Qualification:

    Level 2

    Fees:

    £137

    Level of Study:

    Part-Time

    Dates:

    • 29/09/2021 - (AWL2HSW/PG01)

    Interview:

    No

    Location:

    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF

    Duration:

    09:00 - 16:30