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Health and Safety QLS Level 3


Do you want to develop your health and safety knowledge to enhance your career? Then this Health and Safety QLS Level 3 could be perfect for you.

Course Duration

Up to 12 months.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Study Options

This course is only available as a study pack

Study Options

Course Options

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Course code: SH020
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Course overview

  • 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 Health and Safety QLS Level 3 course explores the fascinating world of health and safety at an advanced level.

This comprehensive programme is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the principles and practices that underpin effective health and safety management in diverse workplace settings.

Whether you are looking to progress your career, enhance your professional skills, or ensure compliance with legal requirements, this course will equip you with the knowledge and expertise necessary to excel in the field.

During this course, you will delve into advanced topics such as risk assessment methodologies, accident investigation techniques, emergency planning, and occupational health management.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of legal frameworks, international standards, and industry best practices that shape the health and safety landscape.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn a certificate that will enhance your career prospects and demonstrate your expertise to potential employers. Moreover, you will possess the skills and confidence to assess, manage, and continually improve health and safety practices within any organisation.

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.

What next?

Upon completion of this Health and Safety in the Workplace QLS Level 3 course, you could develop your knowledge further by studying another one of our health and safety courses.

Here are some job roles within the health and safety industry:

Health and safety officer/coordinator

Safety inspector

Occupational health specialist

Environmental health and safety manager

Risk manager


Safety trainer/instructor

Construction safety officer

Industrial hygienist

Health and safety consultant

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

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provisions 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.

The Quality License Scheme’s endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Extra Information

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

This course will take you 12 months to complete.

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.

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


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

Dedicated personal tutor support
Dedicated learner services
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE CV critique service
FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
FREE XO Student Discounts membership
*Comprehensive study guide
*Open Study College pen and highlighter

*Student notebook

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 Learner Services 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 team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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