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This unit aims to provide candidates with an understanding of Health & Safety considerations for a professional childcare (early years) environment. It is focused on safe operational practices when caring for young children including infants within such a setting, and seeks to ensure the safety of Childcare Practitioners, children in their care, and visitors to childcare settings (e.g. parents & siblings). Relevant settings include day nurseries, after school clubs, child-minders, and any other
context where young children are cared for by a third party outside the home.

QUALIFI Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace for Childcare Practitioners
Accredited Endorsed Level 2 award accredited by QUALIFI
Approved by NDNA National Day Nurseries Association
QUALIFI is a UK Awarding Organisation regulated by OFQUAL

Award ReferenceASCP2SFG2014
Award TypeEndorsed Award with equivalence at QCF Level 2
QANn/a
Guided Learning Hours6-8 hours
Level 2
Credit value1
AssessmentMultiple choice examination (online)
DeliveryVideo and text online with tutor support 
Launched (review)2014 (2017)

This award seeks to addresses the most common factors affecting the health, safety and welfare of childcare professionals, and young children in their care. It comprises health and safety issues affecting the childcare professional at work (such as kitchen safety, electricity, slips, trips, falls), and hazards affecting the direct safety of the children in their care (such as choking, drowning, falls).
The unit incorporates recognised Health & Safety in the Workplace syllabus outcomes, including requirements for Health and Safety Executive, Environmental Health, employment law, and employers due-diligence requirements. It also seeks to incorporate statutory frameworks and quality practice guidance governing best practice within the childcare industry including appropriate OFSTED and EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage guidance.
This award is appropriate for all staff working in a professional childcare role including those from commercial nurseries, child minders, and those from not-for-profit or volunteer settings.

There are no prerequisites for this award. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent.

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 25 questions out of 30 correctly (83%). 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.