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Unit B23 Aerodrome Studios, 2-8 Airfield Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TH - Telephone: 01425 273297

QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care (RQF)


This qualification forms part of the QA Health and Safety suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

  • National Occupational Standards (NOS) related to Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Recommendations of good practice outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

This qualification is specifically designed for people who work with patients in a health and social care setting and develops their awareness of health and safety issues that may arise in this environment. It covers the importance of good personal hygiene, understanding how risk assessments contribute to health and safety, identifying and controlling hygiene hazards, the legal requirements related to health and safety in the workplace and what to do in response to accidents and incidents at work.

Intended Audience

This qualification is for people who work directly with patients/clients in a health and social care setting, e.g. hospitals, care homes, day care centres. It is also suitable for people who intend to work with patients/clients in this type of environment.

Course Overview

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners through developing their health and safety awareness in a health and social care environment to make sure they are keeping themselves, and the people they are caring for, safe. The purpose of this qualification is to develop Learners’ knowledge of health and safety in a health and social care environment.

Key Facts

  • Qualification number: 603/0879/5
  • Number of units: : 1 mandatory unit
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 8 hours
  • Guided learning hours (GLH): 7

Assessment Methods:

  • Formative assessment conducted by Trainer throughout the course.
  • Theory assessment/multiple choice question paper: 1 x 30 question paper (minimum score 20).


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