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

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Aabout Course

This qualification is aimed at those learners, who work in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport and office environments, who may come into contact with hazardous substances. It gives learners the knowledge, skills and understanding to recognise the risks and control measures when dealing with substances hazardous to health.

Qualification Awarding Body

  • Highfield Qualifications - UK

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Standard English

Course Duration

  • 5 Hours​

Course Fees

  • INR 6500 / GBP 65 / USD 81

​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 the roles of employees and employers in COSHH

  • Outline employer and employee roles in relation to hazardous substances at work

  • Identify consequences of non-compliance with duties

  • State ways in which an employer can communicate information relating to hazardous substances

Understand the effects of exposure to hazardous substances

  • Identify the different forms that hazardous substances can take

  • Identify ways in which hazardous substances can enter the body

  • Outline effects of exposure to hazardous substances

  • Identify the safety signs used on hazardous substances

Understand how risk assessments help in the safe use of hazardous substances

  • Define the following terms in relation to hazardous substance

    • Hazard

    • Risk

    • Risk assessment

  • Describe the purpose of risk assessments in reducing accidents and ill health at work

  • Outline how to reduce the risk of exposure to hazardous substances

  • Identify the types of information that should be used for the safe use of hazardous substances

  • Describe the procedures used when dealing with any incident involving hazardous substances


  • 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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