Health and Safety QLS Level 3

Course code: SH020

Develop your skills and knowledge in health and safety, from home!

  • Gain a sound introduction to the basics of health and safety.
  • Learn about the different legal frameworks for health and safety.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities in a workplace.
  • Explore the polices that are put in place to protect those who could be affected by a company’s activities.
  • Develop safe systems of work and risk assessments.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

This course is ideal for anyone interested in studying and learning about health and safety.
The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it easier and hassle-free.
All the materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Course Duration

Up to 12 months

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course


Tutor-marked assignments

Course content
  • Legal framework for health and safety
  • Sources of law (England and Wales)
  • The HSE
  • The responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Employers' roles and responsibilities
  • Client roles and responsibilities
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) roles and responsibility
  • Policies
  • Hazards and risks
  • Effects of changes to work practices
  • Risk rating of hazards
  • Environmental aspects
  • Working at height
  • Accident data
  • Using risk assessments in appropriate formats
  • Special cases
  • Workers with disabilities
  • Lone workers
  • Control and monitoring
  • Hierarchy of risk control
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Controlling the risks to health
  • Safe systems of work
  • Developing a safe system of work
  • Work equipment
  • Practical safeguards
  • Guards
  • Electrical hazards
  • Emergency routes, exits and emergency procedures
  • Principles of heat transmission and the spread of fires
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Chemical and biological hazards
  • The role of COSHH
  • Incident and accident investigation and reporting
  • Recording and reporting
Extra info


This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course duration

This course will take you 12 months to complete.

Study method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received by post. You will also get tutor support by email.

Course outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a health and safety level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.


You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

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Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE CV critique service
FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
FREE XO Student Discounts card
*Comprehensive study guide
*Open Study College pen and highlighter
*Student study planner
*Student notebook
*Document wallet
Not included with the online study option

No, everything you need is included in the price!

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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