Key Points

The AOFAQ Level 1 National Award in the Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace

This course is designed for learners who are new to the workplace; require refresher training or those seeking new work opportunities.

The course provides an introduction to health and safety in the workplace and leads to progression onto other courses should the learner/employer require.

The course is typically half-day in duration and offers an excellent insight to the role of health and safety in the workplace. The course compliments employer’s policies and procedures and the course can be tailored by the trainer to meet any specific needs of employers.  

.Course Duration: Typically half-day

 Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:

This course is designed for learners who are new to the workplace; require refresher training or those seeking new work opportunities. 

The course provides an introduction to health and safety in the workplace and leads to progression onto other courses should the learner/employer require. 

The short course offers an excellent insight to the role of health and safety in the workplace. The course compliments employer’s policies and procedures and the course can be tailored by the trainer to meet any specific needs of employers.

he qualification provides a demonstration of the employer’s commitment to fulfil their legal obligation to provide training to its employees. 

 Key Points

Name: AOFAQ Level 1 National Award in the Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace

Qualification Type: Non QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 4
Where this qualification is undertaken in less than 4 hrs, additional learner instruction may be undertaken through research i.e. Internet, reading or work based activities.

Validity: 3 years

Certificate Price £5.00 + VAT*

* No charge is made for Learners who have failed to attain required standard to receive the award.

 Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Learning Outcomes:

1- Learners should show an awareness of the principles of health and safety in the workplace.


  • 1.1  State the benefits of good health and safety in the workplace
  • 1.2  List the consequences of poor health and safety in the workplace
  • 1.3  State the legislation that enforces health and safety in the UK
  • 1.4  List the responsibilities of employers managing health, safety and welfare of employees 
  • 1.5  List the duties of employees in relation to health and safety in the workplace 
  • 1.6  Identify the penalties for breaching health and safety legislation
  • 1.7  State the importance of preventing accidents  

2- Learners should show an understanding of the hazards and risks in the workplace.

  • 2.1  Define what is a “hazard” and a “risk
  • 2.2  State the different types of hazards and risks associated with various common work related accidents

3- Learners should show an understanding of the welfare requirements in the workplace to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of staff and others. 

  • 3.1  State the benefits of good housekeeping in the workplace 
  • 3.2  List the key welfare features required in the workplace as determined by legislation 
  • 3.3  Identify the different types of safety signs used in the workplace

4- Learners should show an understanding of the workplace safety procedures. 

  • 4.1  State your responsibilities in reporting workplace accidents and incidents 
  • 4.2  List the first aid requirements in the workplace 
  • 4.3 List the different types of workplace personal protective equipment.
 Qualification Assessment

Assessment:

  •  Multi Choice Questions (MCQ)  

 To Awarded this qualification the Learner must achieve a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.

 AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials

The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ  to support the qualification:

Qualification Specification:

  • This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.

 

Scheme of Work:

  • This is a detailed construction on how to present the qualification to Learners.

Marketing:

  • Full colour brochure for your clients - can be branded with your Centre details

 

PowerPoint:

  • AoFAQ have produced a professionally designed PowerPoint that maps the Learning Outcomes to assist the Trainer in presentation of the course. A sample of the slides can be seen in the above graphic.

All these items are available FREE of charge to AoFAQ Approved Centres when 10 Certificates are purchased in advance.

 Trainer, Assessor Requiements

Trainers/Assessors:

AOFAQ recognises the variety of qualifications available. In order to deliver this course, the tutor must have a teaching qualification and/or teaching experience and a suitable qualification in the field of health and safety. Tutors must maintain their own continued personal development to ensure subject currency.

Acceptable teaching/ training qualifications:

The tutor must hold one of the following:  

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Certificate in Education (CERT ED)
  • Diploma in Education (DIP ED)
  • Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (PTLLS)
  • Certificate in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (CTLLS)
  • Diploma in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (DTLLS)
  • Master of Arts in Education (MA ED)
  • Master of Arts in Professional Development, Education and Training (MA PDET)
  • Professional trainer certificate
  • IHCD Instructional methods course
  • Level 3 or 4 NVQ Learning and Development
  • CIPD Certificate in Learning Practice
  • Proof of 30 hours of training in any subject (must be verifiable) 

If your teaching or training qualification is not listed, please contact us.

Acceptable subject knowledge qualifications may include:

The tutor must hold one of the following:

  • Level 3 or 4 in Supervising/Managing Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • NEBOSH Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
  • NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Degree/ Dip HE in Environmental Health, Health and Safety etc
  • Any other qualification approved by AOFAQ

 No formal Trainer/Assessor qualifications

It is recognised that trainer/assessors may not hold formal qualifications but may have significant experience in undertaking these roles. It is expected that the trainer/assessors be registered and working towards formal qualifications within one year and that the qualifications are gained within two years. 

 

 Internal Quality Assurers

Internal Quality Assurers must:

Meet the criteria of the trainer as listed.

  • Have working knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they are quality assuring at the time any assessment is taking place
  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors
  • Visit and observe assessments and carry out other related internal quality assurance

Note: It is understood that not all IQAs will be qualified initially, and that sufficient time should be considered to achieve these qualifications. During this time centres should ensure that IQAs are following the principles set out in the current Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment. This could be evidenced by holding a qualification such as:

  • SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment
  • QCF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
  • V1 or D34

Note: This list is not exhaustive.

 Links and Downloads

Information Link
Qualification Specification
L1 Introduction to Health and Safety Qualification Specification
AoFAQ Level 1 National Award in the Principles of Health and Safety
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AOFAQ Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Supervising Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)