Qualification Specification

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

Qualification overview and objective

A brief about this Qualification

This qualification is for those who work in manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport and office environments, who may come into contact with hazardous substances.
Through this qualification, the learners will gain the knowledge and skills to be able to identify hazards & risks and determine and apply control measures when dealing with such hazardous substances.

The time it takes to deliver this qualification effectively

Guidance on Delivery

The guided learning hours (GLH): 5
GLH are the hours in which an average learner is taught by means of lectures, tutorials, supervised study, practical demonstrations and blended learning, including the time spent on assessment.


Delivery and Assessment

For effective delivery and assessment, it is recommended that the ratio of 1 qualified tutor to 20 learners is not exceeded in any one instance.

The ways to evaluate the effectiveness of the training delivered

Assessment Method and Passing Criteria

End of course multiple-choice questions (MCQs) examination.

15 questions.

Successful learners must achieve a minimum passing marks of 9 correct answers (60%); learners who achieve passing marks of 12 (80%) correct answers or above will achieve a Merit.

Frequently Asked Questions

The learners should meet the necessary standard of language in which the course is being delivered.

Suitable subject area qualifications include:
• Level 3 qualification in Health and Safety or Risk Assessment, or equivalent;
• NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC);
• Any other qualification and/or experience deemed appropriate by Highfield.

Suitable teaching qualifications include:
• Highfield Level 3 International Award in Delivering Training (IADT);
• Highfield Level 3 or 4 Award in Education and Training or equivalent;
• Proof of at least 30 hours of training in any subject; and
• Any other qualification and/or experience deemed appropriate by Highfield.

Each learner’s identification is checked before they can sit the examination/assessment. Following are acceptable  as proof of a learner’ Identity:
• National identity card e.g. Emirates ID card
• Valid passport
• Driving licence
• Another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card (must be the current employer), student ID card, travel card etc.

Progression and further learning routes include:
• Highfield Level 2 International Award in Risk Assessment.

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