Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace

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This qualification has been designed specifically for those individuals who are required to have a basic knowledge of health and safety practices that are essential in the workplace. It is also ideal for those entering the workplace for the first time or looking to progress in an organization.


Highfield is the leading provider of regulated compliance qualifications in the UK, certificating over 350,000 learners a year.

More learners complete a level 2 award in health and safety in the workplace qualification through Highfield than through any other awarding organization

We’re extremely proud to be a Highfield-approved centre and offer industry-recognised qualifications that will enhance learners’ career prospects

Entry Requirement:

Must have right to work in the UK

Language pre-requisite
It is the center’s responsibility to ensure that each learner is sufficiently competent in the use of the English and/or the Welsh language. All assessments must be conducted in the medium of English and/or Welsh, as appropriate. Centers must ensure that learners have sufficient reading, writing, speaking, and listening language skills before putting the learners forward for assessment.

Evidence must be retained by centers for all learners and made available for external quality review purposes.

As a guide, learners should, as a minimum, have language skills equivalent to the following:

• a B1 level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognized English tests and qualifications

• an ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland

• an ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland

• Functional Skills Level 1 in English

• SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5

• Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1 First-aid requirements When applying for a close protection license, learners will be required to produce evidence that they have attained a recognized first-aid award (this is not a qualification requirement). Learners should present their valid first-aid certificate to their training provider before starting training.


Topics include:

  • the duties and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • the benefits of good health and safety in the workplace
  • the process of risk assessment
  • hazards and controls in the workplace
  • responding to accidents, near misses, and ill-health in the workplace
  • emergency procedures
  • the importance of reporting accidents