Agriculture, Environment & Animal Care

Vocational Qualifications

Catering, Hospitality & Leisure

Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Childcare & Education

Access to HE
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Creative, Design & Digital

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Education & Training

Professional Development

Hair & Beauty

Vocational Qualifications

Health, Science & Social Care

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Life Skills & Progression

Personal & Social Development

Personal and Professional Development

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development
Vocational Qualifications

Public & Protective Services

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Supporting SEND

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development

Transport & Logistics

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
5.2 Building and Construction
Credits:
3
Qualification No:
601/4249/2
GLH:
21 hours
Total qualification time:
29 hours
Price:
£17.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification provides an important foundation to Health and Safety for individuals working or intending to work within the Construction industry. The qualification covers risk assessment, working at height, manual handling, improving health and safety at work and the safe operation of equipment.

    The single mandatory unit in the Award has been based upon the National Occupational Standard COSVR641 (Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare). From July 2014, achievement of the Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award fulfils the mandatory training requirements for the new CSCS Labourer Green Card.

    March 2018 – new guidelines have been received from CSCS regarding the assessment of learners, which stipulate that each Assessment Criteria within the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment must be formally assessed within its own right to enable learners to pass that assessment.

    The qualification is suitable for learners aged 16+ who require development of their knowledge and understanding of health and safety in a construction environment. Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to work safely and efficiently in their workplace. The qualification is also for individuals who wish to gain the CSCS Green Card, or for current Construction Site Operative cardholders seeking renewal.

    Progression may be into employment in a Construction role or to further learning. Gateway Qualifications offers a suite of Skills for Construction qualifications from Entry Level 3 to Level 1.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the single mandatory unit, totalling 3 credits.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete the single mandatory unit.

    Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/616/5917
    Click here to view full unit details

    Progression & Entry Requirements

    There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units. Progression may be into employment in a Construction role or to further learning. Gateway Qualifications offers a suite of Skills for Construction qualifications from Entry Level 3 to Level 1. There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding.

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification provides an important foundation to Health and Safety for individuals working or intending to work within the Construction industry.

    Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to work safely and efficiently in their workplace.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The qualification covers risk assessment, working at height, manual handling, improving health and safety at work and the safe operation of equipment.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    Learners who successfully achieve the Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment will have gained the required knowledge to obtain the CSCS green Labourer card.


    Funding information

    Learning Aims Search

    The Hub provides a Learning Aims Search which you can use to check the funding status of any qualification or unit.

    Access the Learning Aims Search on the ESFA’s Hub website

     

    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms

    Suggested Resources for Construction

    Offer this qualification

    If you would like to offer this qualification, you can book a meeting with us to discuss the best options.