Key Points

The AOFAQ Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)

This qualification is designed for employees who are responsible for undertaking a risk assessment in the workplace and provides employees with the underpinning knowledge and skills to undertake a risk assessment. 

The aim of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to prepare a risk assessment in accordance with current legislation and best practice. 

Course Duration: Typically 1 day

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 Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:

This qualification is designed for employees who are responsible for undertaking a risk assessment in the workplace and provides employees with the underpinning knowledge and skills to undertake a risk assessment. 
It is a generic qualification which is designed for any type of workplace. It is understood that not all employees are required to write a risk assessment but may be asked to contribute to process and therefore this qualification also is suitable for those types of employees. 

Employers have a legal obligation to undertake risk assessments in accordance with health and safety legislation and this qualification enables employers to provide training to employees in order to fulfil their obligations of appropriate training. 

It is a regulated qualification by Ofqual and the Welsh Government and is also supported by the Sector Skills Council, Pro Skills.  


 Key Points

Name: AoFAQ Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 6 

Validity: 3 years

Certificate Price £6.50 + 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. Understand why risk assessments are necessary for maintaining and improving standards of health and safety at work

1.1 State the main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health 
1.2 Outline the moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work 
1.3 Define key terms associated with risk assessment in the context of health and safety at work including: 

  • Accident 
  • Near miss 
  • Accident triangle 
  • Hazard 
  • Risk 
  • Risk assessment 
  • Risk control hierarchy 
  • Suitable and sufficient 
  • Competence

1.4 Outline the role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention

 

2. Understand the principles of risk assessment.

2.1 Outline the legal requirements for risk assessment
2.2 Describe a simple process for undertaking a risk assessment 
2.3 Give examples of occupational, environmental and human factors that can affect the level of risk from hazards at work 
2.4 Outline a method that can be used to prioritise risks 
2.5 Outline the requirements for providing information about, and records on, the results of a risk assessment

 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

 

 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:  

  • 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.  

Teaching/Assessor qualifications:

  • 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. 

 Internal Quality Assurers

Internal Quality Assurers must:

Those involved in the internal quality assurance of these qualifications (IQA’s) must have knowledge and competency in the subject field as well as knowledge and competency in internal quality assurance. 

An acceptable portfolio must show:

Occupational knowledge and competence in the subject ‐ evidenced by:
- Holding a relevant subject qualification or suitable experience
Knowledge and competency in internal quality assurance – evidenced by:
- Holding a qualification/completing CPD training or working towards a suitable qualification. 

Internal Quality Assurers must:

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

Note: It is understood that not all IQA’s will be qualified initially, and that sufficient time should be considered to achieve these qualifications. During this time centres should ensure that IQA’s are following the principles set out in the current Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally monitor and maintain the quality of assessment. 

  • 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
Level 2 Risk Assessment Qualification Specification
AOFAQ Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)
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  • AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Supervising Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
  • AoFAQ Level 2 Award in COSHH (QCF)
  • Level 4 Award in Managing Health and Safety in the Workplace