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Highfield Level 2 International Award in
Risk Assessment

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About Course

This qualification is designed to be an introduction to the principles of Risk Assessment. It covers why risk assessments are necessary including the main causes of workplace fatalities, injuries and ill health, the role of risk assessment in the prevention of accidents and ill health and simple processes for carrying out a risk assessment.
It is suitable for learners working in any environment who need to be more risk aware by raising their knowledge of risk in the workplace and basic things they can do to control it.

Qualification Awarding Body

  • Highfield Qualifications - UK

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Standard English

Course Duration

  • 6 Hours​

Course Fees

  • INR 6000 / GBP 60 / USD 75

​Modes of Study

  • Online

  • Classroom

  • In-House

  • Blended

Mode of Exam

  • Online

Guidance on Assessment

  • ​Assessment Method : Multiple Choice Question [MCQ]

  • No. of Questions : 15

  • Pass mark : 9/15 (60%)

  • Exam Duration : 30 Minutes

​Course Content

Understand why risk assessments are necessary for ensuring health and safety standards in the workplace

Define key terms associated with risk assessment in the workplace including:

  • Hazard

  • Risk

  • Accident

  • Near miss

  • Accident triangle

  • Risk assessment

  • Risk control hierarchy

  • Suitable and sufficient

  • Competence

  • State the main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health 

  • Outline the main reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work 

  • Outline the role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention

Understand the principles of risk assessment

  • Outline the requirements for risk assessment 

  • Outline a simple process for undertaking a risk assessment 

  • Outline a method that can be used to prioritise risks

  • Outline requirements for providing information on the results of risk assessments


  • The exam is conducted via Highfield E-assessment and is remotely invigilated online at your home or your workplace.​​

Exam Requirements

  • Photographic ID [ Passport / Driving Licence / National ID ]

  • PC/Laptop - PC or Laptop running Windows 7 or higher, or a Mac running iOS X or higher

  • Webcam

  • Smartphone running Android 4.1 or IOS 8.0 with camera / video functionality.

  • Good internet connection

  • Personal email address


  • Successful candidates receive a certificate from the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

Qualification Documents

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