CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


Based on the first part of the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace and the CIEH Level 2 Award in Hygiene in Health and Social Care, this qualification provides candidates with a good understanding and knowledge of health and safety in the health and social care sector. This qualification also has the flexibility to suit differing client needs.

Who needs this qualification?

  This qualification is specifically targeted at employees working in hospitals and care homes in the public and private sectors.

Why is this training important?

Following the Department of Health code of practice, everyone involved in care provision needs the adequate training to tackle the risk of Health Care Acquired Infection (HCAI).

Learning outcomes

  Appreciate the nature of health and safety in a health and social care context
  Understand the scope of legislative requirements
  Understand the principles of accident prevention
  Understand employees’ and employers’ health and safety responsibilities
  Understand the main risks and hazards for patients, clients and carers

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  Qualification Specification 


Duration  Duration  One-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice exam
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   None
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  CIEH Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace 
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