HABC Highfield Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (RQF)

Highfield Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (RQF)


Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who work in an environment where coming into contact with hazardous substances is likely. This includes workplaces in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and office environments.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites for this qualification, although it is recommended that learners have a minimum of level 1 in English or equivalent. This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 14+.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 5 hours of guided learning. 

Topics covered

These include the law relating to hazardous substances in the workplace, how risk assessments contribute to the safe use of hazardous substances in the workplace and  the precautions and procedures necessary to ensure that risks associated with hazardous substances are properly controlled.

Assessment method

This qualification is externally set and assessed by a 15-question multiple-choice examination that must be completed within 30 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge across the unit content and correctly answer 9 questions or more to achieve a pass. Completed examination papers should be returned to Highfield Qualifications for marking. Results will then be provided to the centre afterwards. This qualification is graded as Pass or Fail.


Course Fees £375.00


Delivery/assessment ratios

To effectively deliver and assess this qualification, we recommend that centres do not exceed the ratio of 1 qualified tutor/assessor to 12 learners, in any one instance.

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