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 Asbestos Awareness Level 2 Award

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Qualification title

Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness


Asbestos Awareness
The Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness can be adapted to suit the client’s requirements, training can be delivered on site using the client’s training room or at a convenient, suitable location.

Who should attend:

This course is for anyone who is involved in working with asbestos. The aim of this qualification is to raise awareness of health risks associated with exposure to asbestos. Employees will have a wider understanding of who may be liable to the exposure to asbestos.

Qualification Structure:

To achieve the qualification the learner must complete the Mandatory Unit below.

Course Details

Course Duration

3 to 4 hours

Course Numbers

Minimum  -  5 learners
Maximum - 12 learners
This course is for anyone whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos. This is a classroom-based course and will cover the topics in appropriate detail, by means of both written and oral presentation and by demonstration as necessary. The aim of this course is to provide anyone whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos with sufficient knowledge to avoid putting themselves or others at risk in line with regulatory requirements laid out in Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Course Content

The scope of this standard covers:
Understand the risks to health of asbestos
Know the causes of asbestos in the construction industry
Know the risks of exposure to asbestos and the methods for controlling that risk
Understand the legal duties and obligations of employers and building owners 
Know how to act in an emergency and where to seek advice on asbestos risks
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Client Requirements

Candidates attending the course require a safe leaning environment with suitalble classroom facilities for training. 
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Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge described in the unit, this can be covered on the day through written questioning, this element of the assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.

Practical assessment will be carried out by the tutor through observation of each delegate to ensure the qualification standards are being met.

Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Evidence can include:
portfolio of evidence
record of oral and/or written questioning
candidate test papers
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CITB Levy registered business Information
Workforce Skills Support has CITB Approved status delivering CITB Assured Courses as listed in the Construction Training Directory. We are recognised by CITB as well as the British Construction Industry as a training provider who can deliver good quality training that meets the industry approved standards. 

We are part of the CITB’s automated grant payments system, making it easier for employers to book courses with us for their workers and be reimbursed for it.
Short Duration Course Achievement Grant
There is a cap on how many times an employer can claim a Short duration course achievement grant. The link directs you to the CITB website for information on the number of claims allowed based on your last levy return.

If a candidate has been paid grant for a particular course in a lifetime, they will not be eligible for grant again for the same course, unless it has specific refresher standards published on the short duration course register.

If refresher course standards do exist for a particular course, then only one refresher is grant eligible in a lifetime for each candidate.
Short Duration Grants
How much is it?
You can claim £600 for each achievement, up to a maximum of 2 achievements at each level per individual. You can only claim once for an individual on the same achievement.
This qualification does qualify for the £600 grant per attendee if your organisation is CITB Levy registered.
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What is the Proqual Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness?
The Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness is a nationally recognised qualification delivered through the awarding body Proqual and provides learners with an understanding of asbestos, its properties, the risks associated with exposure, and how to work safely with asbestos-containing materials.
What topics does this Level 2 Award cover?
The Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness covers topics such as the properties of asbestos, health risks associated with exposure, legislation and guidance relating to asbestos, and safe work practices when dealing with asbestos-containing materials.
Who is this Award for?
The Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness is suitable for anyone who works in a role where they may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials (ACM’s), such as tradespeople, maintenance workers, and construction workers.
How long does it take to complete this Award?
The duration of the Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness varies depending on the training provider and the delivery method. Typically, the qualification takes around half a day to complete.
How is the Level 2 Award assessed?
The Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness is assessed through a completing questions at the end of the course on the content that will be covered by a tutor.
Is there a practical component to this Level 2 Award?
No, there is no practical component to the Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness. The qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge and awareness of asbestos and its risks, and confirm knowledge gained through questioning.
What are the benefits of completing this qualification?
The benefits of completing the Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness is and accredited qualification delivered through the recognised awarding body Proqual and will provide an increased knowledge and awareness of asbestos, the ability to work safely with asbestos-containing materials, and compliance with legislation and guidance.
What are the career opportunities after completing this award?
This training provides you with the knowledge to be able to work In properties that could have the potential of containing asbestos materials, and will assist individuals and companies in meeting their legal and moral responsibilities and the Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness will give reassurance of meeting legislative requirements.
Is this award recognised by employers?
Yes, the L2 Award in Asbestos Awareness is a nationally recognised qualification and is recognised by employers.
Can I claim grant if my company is a member of the CITB levy scheme?
Yes, each attendee may be eligible to claim grant upon successful completion and may cover the full cost of the course.
Do I need to attend a refresher course after achieving the Level 2 Award?
Your company will be required to make an assessment of training needs to evaluate the level of competency for their workers, it is advised to carry out some suitable refresher training once per year.

How can I enrol for this Award?
You can enrol for the Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness by calling 01623 287 830 or email [email protected]

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