Our Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for conducting risk assessments in low risk environments, such as supervisors and site managers.

The qualification is also suitable for those who significantly contribute towards the risk assessment process, such as team leaders and technicians.
Over a 2 day period, candidates will learn about the principles involved in risk assessment, the relationship between hazards and risks and how to apply the hierarchy of controls when completing risk assessments.


This Risk Assessment Level 3 is a 2 day classroom based course. (Minimum of 12 hours). Dependent on the learner’s experience.

What is covered?

A range of subjects are covered including:

Main causes of work-related accidents and ill health

Costs of work-related accidents and ill health to employers, employees and society

Health and safety responsibilities of employers and employees

Provisions for risk assessment contained in key legislation

Enforcement of health and safety laws, including penalties for non- compliance

Principles involved in risk assessment:

  • Defining risk assessment
  • Competencies required of a risk assessor
  • Sources of information and advice for carrying out workplace risk assessments
  • Stages of risk assessment
  • Requirements for recording, monitoring, reviewing and revising workplace risk assessments

How accident and ill health records can be used to target hazards and control the level of risk

Factors that can affect the level of risks in the workplace:

  • Occupational
  • Environmental
  • Human

Identifying hazards in different work environments

Identifying those at risk

Control measures for different workplace hazards

Suitability of control measures to:

  • Prevent exposure to hazards altogether
  • Reduce health and safety consequences
  • Effectively control an emergency situation relating to health and safety hazards

Applying knowledge when completing a risk assessment for an identified workplace:

  • Collecting relevant information
  • Analysing the level of risk and who may be exposed
  • Making suitable recommendations
  • Recording and communicating findings effectively

Assessment & Certification

Multiple Choice Question Paper (Theory assessment), risk assessment and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course. This Risk Assessment Level 3 qualification does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.


A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

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Booking a course

We can arrange to deliver our Risk Assessment Level 3 training courses in your workplace to groups of 6 or more. Courses delivered in your workplace can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs. Should you be interested in discussing your requirements in more detail please contact us.

Course cost is only £199 + VAT per person

E-Learning Courses

We also offer a variety of online e-learning courses covering many areas including Food Safety/Hygiene, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Manual Handling, Safeguarding, Customer Service and many other courses supporting working industries within Healthcare, Adult & Childcare settings and Business settings. The majority of our online e-learning courses are either accredited meeting the legal training required and/or independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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