Level 1 Award in Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)

This Ofqual accredited qualification is intended for learners working in any environment, including retail, manufacturing, food premises and the care environment. It is also suitable for learners who are returning to work or for those starting work for the first time. Learners gaining this qualification will know that Health and Safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, including contractors, visitors and suppliers. It covers the importance of health and safety in the workplace, common hazards and risks and the requirement for workplace procedures.

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, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed.

How is the Qualification Assessed?

Through a 30 minute 15 question multiple choice examination. Learners must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15 in order to pass.

Qualification Progression

Individuals achieving this qualification will be able to progress to:

  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)