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(QCF) BTEC Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Level 1

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Since 1 July 2014, this qualification is a mandatory requirement for all new labourers who want to hold a CSCS green card. Learners must also pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test within two years of applying for a new card. The aim of this qualification is to contribute to the skills, knowledge and overall performance of those working in the service industry. They provide a first insight in to the principles and process of Health and Safety in Construction and will aid career progression.



Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Level 1

Awarding body PEARSON
Overview Industry recognised certification for experienced service providers
Intended for Those seeking work in Construction and those already working in organisations who wish to develop their Construction skills.
Duration 40 guided learning hours
Requirements To complete this qualification, candidates must achieve 4 Credits from a choice of units specialising within your service sector.
Delivery In-company programme for individuals and groups
Assessment Centre-devised assessment (internal assessment)
Learner support Learning material, optional in-company workshops
Progression Level 2 Award in Construction and Built Environments (Specialist Construction), Level 2 Certificate in Construction Occupations
Fees Subject to eligibility
Industry Recognition ConstructionSkills (Cskills) is the SSC for the Construction Industry


(Level 1 QCF) Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment - Qualification structure

To achieve the Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, learners must complete a minimum of four credits. The learner must achieve a pass in the mandatory unit for the course.


Mandatory Unit         

QCF level


Health and Safety in  Construction Environment





Unit aim         

The aim of this unit is to help learners understand how health and safety working practices are incorporated into a construction environment. Learners will demonstrate that they can identify hazards and risks associated with the site environment. Learners will also understand the regulatory processes and procedures that must be followed by all site staff and operatives.



Essential Resources

There are no special resources needed for this unit.


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