This qualification specification is designed to outline all you need to know to offer this qualification at your centre. Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification.

Guided Learning Hours Minimum Contact Time Course Price
Guided Learning Hours: 20 (including exam) hours Minimum Contact Time: See below hours Course Price: £TBC

Learning and Assessment--


Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are the hours that a student needs to be engaged in learning. This includes time spent in independent study, but does not include assessment.

This course requires 20 hours of Guided Learning. It is made up of lectures, tutorials, supervised study and tutor-set homework or pre-reading.

Minimum contact hours (MCH) are where the learner is in the same room as the tutor and receiving training, or undertaking examinations or assessment. This course has a minimum of 7 contact hours on Day 1.

The course comprises:

  • Day 1: minimum of 7 contact hours
  • Day 2: preparation of the Risk Assessment

There is then a maximum of 28 days for delivery of the completed Risk Assessment to the awarding body.


The method of assessment is an end of course exam under invigilation guidelines.

This qualification is assessed by:

Part 1.  An examination consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions that must be completed in 1 hour.

Part 2.  A practical risk assessment. Candidates must demonstrate the correct application of the principles of risk assessment by producing an assessment of a suitable task or location. This is internally set, completed during the course and marked by the tutor.

Course Requirements--

You must be able to provide sufficient ID to be assessed. Examples include:

  1. Valid passport
  2. Signed UK photo card driving licence
  3. Valid warrant card issued by HM Forces, Police
  4. Other photographic ID card, e.g. valid warrant card issued by HM Forces, Police, employee ID card, student ID card, travel card.

Language skills

All assessment will be conducted in the medium of English. You must have sufficient language skills before being assessed.

It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy or numeracy, or the equivalent.


To achieve certification, candidates must achieve a score of at least 20/30 in their examination, as well as successful and timely submission of their Risk Assessment.

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