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QNUK - Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Qualifications Network (QNUK). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (QNUK) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit QNUK web site

What is the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) course?

Category: COSHH
Level: Beginner

The QNUK Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) qualification is aimed at employees that require an understanding of the risks and controls when working with substances that are hazardous to health.

This is a qualification that indicates an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace and that may be relied upon by employers.

This qualification comprises a single unit.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 4

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 4

Who is the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) course designed for?

The QNUK Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) qualification is for those working in environments where the use of hazardous substances is an identified risk. 

The qualification introduces the principles of working with substances classified under COSHH.

What subjects does the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) course cover?

Learning outcome Assessment Criterion

  • Understand the law relating to hazardous substances in the workplace
  • Outline employers and employee’s duties relating to hazardous substances at work
  • Outline the consequences for non-compliance with statutory duties
  • List the ways in which an employer can communicate hazardous substances safety information
  • Understand how risk assessments contribute to the safe use of hazardous substances in the workplace
  • Define the terms hazard and risk with respect to hazardous substances
  • List the different forms that hazardous substances can take
  • Outline the health and safety effects that may arise following exposure or release of hazardous substances
  • Outline the routes that hazardous substances can enter the body
  • Describe how risk assessments reduce accidents and ill health at work
  • Outline the five-step process of risk assessment
  • Understand the precautions and procedures necessary to ensure the risks associated with hazardous substances are properly controlled
  • Outline the control hierarchy in respect of safe use, handling, transporting, storage and disposal of substances hazardous to health
  • Outline the types of information that should be referred to for the safe identification and use of hazardous substances
  • Describe the general procedures that should be in place for dealing with an incident involving hazardous substances
How is the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) course assessed?

There is a single multiple choice question paper. Learners must achieve a minimum of 70% to pass.

This qualification is available to those over 14 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent

QNUK - Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) course dates and locations