QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF)


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Course duration

1 Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

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This QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF) qualification is for anyone in a work environment. While employees might not undertake risk assessments themselves they may be asked to contribute to the process and will be expected to behave in a way that protects both the health and safety of themselves and others at all times. This qualification will make them more risk-aware and improve their understanding of risk assessments.

Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment Overview 

During this 1 day course, Learners will gain a basic introduction into the principles of risk assessment. Topics covered include: main causes of work-related fatalities, basic processes for undertaking a risk assessment, key terms associated with risk assessments, methods that can be used to prioritise risks and more. See below for a more detailed overview of the topics covered. 

Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment Course Aim

The aim of this qualification is to develop learner’s knowledge of the risk assessment process.

Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment Course Content

The course will develop learner’s understanding of:

  • The main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health
  • Moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work
  • Key terms associated with risk assessment
  • The role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention
  • Legal requirements for risk assessment
  • A simple process for undertaking a risk assessment
  • Occupational, environmental and human factors that can affect the level of risk from hazards at work
  • How to prioritise risks
  • The requirements for providing information about, and records on, the results of a risk assessment

Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with the Scheme rules, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is sixteen.

1 x 30 Multiple Choice Question Paper (theory assessment) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 2 Award Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF) certificate.

Benefits of Risk Assessment Training

By the end of the course you will performing your own risk assessments with confidence meaning you will leave with the ability to carry out your own risk assessments at your workplace without assistance.

By attending the risk assessment course, you will be in a position to protect your staff and your business, as well as complying with the law.