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This level 2 award aims to provide learners with an understanding of the principles basic application of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous (to) Health) in the UK workplace. It is intended for application by all learners whose job may involve contact with a range of potentially hazardous substances used in the workplace. This includes people working in catering, hospitality, care and Early Years sectors, manufacturing, cleaning, transport, office environments and the voluntary sector. It provides learners with the knowledge and skills to recognise the risks associated with a range of hazardous substances and how to limit or control exposure to levels considered safe.

QUALIFI Level 2 Award in understanding and applying COSHH Principles (ACP2SFG2017)
Accredited by QUALIFI
QUALIFI is a UK Awarding Organisation regulated by OFQUAL

Award ReferenceACP2SFG2017
Award TypeEndorsed Award with equivalence at RQF Level 2
Guided Learning Hours12-14 hours
Level 2
Credit value1
AssessmentMultiple choice examination (online)
DeliveryVideo and text online with tutor support 
Launched (review)2017 (2020)

The QUALIFI Level 2 Award in understanding and applying COSHH Principles is aimed at individuals/staff who come into contact with common hazardous substances as part of their work role or within their workplace. This includes physical, chemical and bio, and waste hazards. Learners gaining this award will understand the legal requirements relating the use of hazardous substances used in the workplace (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations 2005), they will understand the importance of risk assessment in developing the safe use of hazardous substances in
the workplace, and they will be aware of the precautions and procedures necessary to ensure the risks associated with hazardous substances are appropriately controlled. This award maps nationally recognised level 2 syllabus for COSHH principles approved by Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

No minimum entry conditions associated with this course (advisory minimum of Level 1 in English and level 1 Maths or equivalent).

QUALIFI wider qualifications or awards.

This award is made up of one mandatory unit. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment for the unit via online multi-choice examination to achieve the award. The award can be gain as a free-standing unit qualification or as part of a wider programme of learning.

This award is assessed via a 30-question multiple-choice examination, tested online and with a guide completion time of 1 hour. Successful candidates must answer a minimum of 20 questions out of 30 correctly (67%). Following assessment, the assessment result will be provided to the candidate, and certificates for those who are successful are generated and provided electronically.

This award is provided for delivery to learners aged 16+ yrs.

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