BTEC Level 2

Health and Safety in Construction

The BTEC Health and Safety in Construction Level 2 is designed for learners who want to gain valuable experience within manufacturing and engineering sector, be that new to the sector or already working in the industry.

You will learn about hazards and risks associated with the site environment, and the regulatory processes and procedures that must be followed by all site staff and operatives.

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award for Health and Safety in Construction provides a great opportunity for a learner to progress their career within the construction industry




Blended – in person and/or online

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What to expect from Skills Training UK

  • Energising and well-structured lessons, in small groups.
  • Individual support and mentoring to help you achieve your goals.
  • Access to our virtual learning environment for on-demand videos and materials to reinforce learning.
  • Extra support with English and Maths if you need it.

What does a learner need to do?

  • Attend regular classes either in-person or online.
  • Allow time for project work and study each week.
  • Talk to your training for support and guidance if you need more support.
  • Bring a positive attitude to class and any work experience to make sure you get the most from the opportunity.

Course content

The course comprises of one unit in Health and Safety in a Construction environment, which covers the following topics:

  • How to carry a risk assessment
  • Importance of safe manual handling in the workplace
  • Importance of working safely at height in the workplace
  • Know risks to health within a construction environment
  • Know the importance of working around plant and equipment


Learners do not need to achieve any other qualifications before registering for a BTEC First. No prior knowledge, understanding or skills are necessary.


You will be awarded a Level 2 certification.


The centre will devise and mark the assessment for this unit. This will be externally verified by Pearson. Learners must meet all assessment criteria to pass the unit.

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