Workplace Health and Safety Level 2

“This is Health and Safety gone mad” we have all heard it and probably laughed about it but where would we be without it? In a time of blame and law suits, we depend on it – there to protect the worker and the business – designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public.

Did you know that each year, over 200 people are killed in accidents at work and over one million people are injured? By providing the right training, you can keep your staff safe and healthy, and avoid the legal implications of accidents in your business. This course can improve your career prospects, increase your earning potential and help you to become recognised by employers. As this is a Health and Safety Induction course, there are no pre-requisites and it is suitable for workers of all levels. The course is intended as a ‘basic’ or ‘foundation’ level suitable for all workplace employees. A great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and safety at work, this is also beneficial for general knowledge.

On this course you will:

  • Have a detailed introduction to health and safety
  • Study and understand workplace health, safety and welfare
  • Cover elements of risk assessment
  • Be able to describe the legal framework within which workplace health & safety operates
  • Explain control systems for ensuring health & safety is properly managed
  • Analyse policy and practice in relation to workplace health
  • Analyse policy & practice in relation to workplace safety
  • Analyse policy & practice in relation to workplace welfare

A detailed introduction to health and safety in the workplace.
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Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: ST240

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Study Hours

Up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months. However, additional hours may be required for reading, writing and research.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes. If you’d prefer studying from course books that’s fine, just select “paper-based and we’ll send you the course materials in the post too.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 2
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Introduction to Workplace Health and Safety
  • Accidents in the workplace
  • Why workplace health and safety is important
  • The legal framework
  • Enforcement

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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I did this course to make my CV different to others, I am quite young and lack experience for most jobs and going up against others in interviews was proving tougher than expected. I have enrolled in 2 courses with Oxbridge, this and an administration course, I want to be a PA eventually but at this age and no experience it’s not viable. Potential Employers seem impressed and hopefully the closer I get to the end of my courses the more successful I will be. Right now I am looking forward to getting out of the retail environment and into a professional position. I am definitely not going to require more than 9 months to complete these courses.

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