Workplace Health & Safety - QLS Level 2 Course

Course Format:Paper Based Materials
Self-Study Time:Approximately 80 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
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Course Description

The Workplace Health & Safety - QLS Level 2 Course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of health & safety in the workplace. This course will be suited to anyone who needs to gain a practical understanding of their role and responsibility for health & safety. No prior knowledge is required.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the legal framework within which workplace health & safety operates.
  • Explain control systems for ensuring health & safety is properly managed.
  • Analyse policy and practice in relation to workplace health.
  • Analyse policy & practice in relation to workplace safety.
  • Analyse policy & practice in relation to workplace welfare.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Workplace Health & Safety - QLS Level 2 Course Includes the Following Units:
The following topics are covered: Accidents in the workplace, Why workplace health & safety is important, The legal framework, Enforcement.
The following topics are covered: Risk assessment, Health and safety information instruction training and supervision, Consulting with workers, Appointed representatives, Health & Safety committees, Health & Safety policies, Health & Safety budgets, RIDDOR.
The following topics are covered: Comfortable working condition, Smoking, Alcohol drugs and substance abuse, COSHH, Manual Handling, First Aid, New and expectant mothers, Young people, People with disabilities, Health Surveillance.
The following topics are covered: Clean working condition, Suitable and safe working equipment, Preventing slipping and tripping, transparent and translucent surfaces, Windows, skylights, ventilators, doors and gates, Safety of escalators and walkways, Fire safety, Electrical safety, PPE.
The following topics are covered: Legal requirements, Toilets and washing facilities, Drinking water, Meal breaks, Rest facilities, Changing and storing clothing, Working time.

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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