L2 H & S in Health & Social Care Settings

The qualification

This qualification is designed for those learners who currently, or who wish to work in a health and social care setting and will provide them with the knowledge of basic health and safety practices essential in a health and social care environment.

The qualification provides learners with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare, the process of risk assessment and how they improve health and safety at work, knowledge of procedures for responding to accidents, near misses and ill-health and knowledge of how to control the risks of infection.


How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
The total qualification time is 10 hours and of this 7 hours is recommended as guided learning hours.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed by a multiple-choice question examination., where the learner must answer at least 12 out of 20 questions correctly. The examination will take a maximum of 45 minutes to complete.

What next?
Learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress onto further qualifications, such as:
• Highfield Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (RQF)
• Highfield Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF)
• Highfield Level 3 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)
• Highfield Level 2 Award in Understanding Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Care Settings (RQF)
• Highfield Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings (RQF)

Where can this course be taken?
Through any Highfield approved training centre.

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