Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment

This qualification introduces learners to the basic principles of risk assessment.

Who needs this qualification?

Anyone in a work environment

Why is this qualification important?

Employers have a legal obligation to carry out risk assessments and employees are often asked to contribute to this process.

Qualification content

  • The main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill-health
    The reasons for preventing accidents and ill-health at work
    The role of risk assessment in accident and ill-health prevention
    The legal requirements for risk assessment
    Key terms associated with risk assessment
    The process for undertaking a risk assessment
    Factors affecting the level of risk from workplace hazards
    Methods that can be used to prioritise risks
    Providing information about and recording risk assessments.


  • 30 multiple choice questions (45 minutes)
    Pass mark 20 out of 30.

How it works

  • Centres are provided with learning materials
    Centres deliver the learning (recommended six hours)
    Centres order the examination for a date and time of their choosing
    Examinations are available online or paper-based
    Results of online examinations issued immediately to centres
    Results of paper-based examinations issued within two to five working days
    Certificates issued within two to five working days.


Per Person: £96.00pp including vat, training materials and certificates.

Discounts are available to businesses for bookings of 4 or more candidates per course held at your premises (based on provision of a suitable training room)

We can deliver this qualification at your premises or arrange a venue near you

Contact us to book a course or for more information (course dates available)

Course Dates


Course Name




Felixstowe, Suffolk

Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF)


1 Day


Ipswich, Suffolk

Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF)


1 Day


Supporting Documents

  • Sample Student Notes here
  • Sample Examination here

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