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Course Summary

The Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment has been accredited by the regulators of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is part of both the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

Ofqual qualification reference: 500/3518/6.

This qualification is designed to help improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by enabling learners to understand the basic principles of risk assessment. It covers why risk assessments are necessary, the legal requirements relating to risk assessments and simple processes for carrying out a risk assessment. It is suitable for anyone in a working environment as it raises awareness and knowledge of risks in the workplace.


There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.

Validity of Award

This qualification does not expire

Length of Course

Minimum of 6 contact hours.

Course Information

The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Legal requirements for a risk assessment
  • Understanding why risk assessments are necessary for maintaining and improving standards of health and safety at work
  • Understanding the principles of risk assessment including; hazards, risks and control measures, the five steps of risk assessment, the hierarchy of control, risk assessment review and record keeping


This qualification is assessed through a multiple-choice question examination.

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