BTEC Level 1 Award: Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

From this summer anyone applying for a CSCS Green Card will be required to complete the new BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. The qualification replaces the old accreditation route which has been widely abused.

There is just one mandatory unit: ‘Health and Safety in a Construction Environment’ – to be delivered over 40 learning hours. The aim of this unit is to ensure building labourers have a basic understanding of health and safety working practices, relevant legal regulations and the responsibilities of staff and site operatives on construction sites.

Learning Outcomes:

To qualify you’ll be expected to demonstrate a basic understanding of construction related health and safety issues including:

  • The principles of risk assessments
  • Safe manual handling
  • Working safely at height
  • Risks to health within a construction environment
  • Working around plant and equipment safely

Approved providers (including colleges and independent test centres) will be free to deliver the course in a number of ways. The method of assessment could be via performance observation, projects, written tests or assignments. The likely method, however, will be via a classroom based presentation with a multiple choice exam at the end.

The course is currently been run as a pilot but will be mandatory from 1st July 2014. From this date anyone applying for a new green labourer’s card will be required to pass the test. Experienced workers may be able to take the test without the need for further training.

The Health, Safety and Environment Test

Green card applicants will still need to pass the established Health, Safety & Environment Test although course providers will also be able to offer the HS&E test at the same time.  This would previously be arranged separately.

Course Providers

A list of colleges and training organisations approved by Edexcel to run the Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Level 1 course.

City Gateway
32 Mastmaker Court
Mastmaker Road
London
E14 9UB
[email protected]
www.citygateway.org.uk
020 3727 6300

Nacro Services Surrey
1st Floor
11-17 Kingston Road
Staines
TW18 4QX
[email protected]
www.nacro.org.uk
01784492192

PHW Services (CTH) Ltd
Unit 1, Suite 4, Blythe Park
Cresswell Lane, Creswell
Stoke on Trent
ST11 9RD
www.phwltd.com
08454630594

Maze8 Future Training
8 Vale Royal
Islington
London
N7 9AP
[email protected]
www.maze8futuretraining.co.uk
P 0207 952 2825

Care Training East Midlands
Clinton House 2-4 Clinton Terrace
Derby Road
NG7 1LY
[email protected]
www.ctem.uk.com
0115 9599 544

MRG Services UK Ltd
1-4 Hatherley Mews
Walthamstow
London
E17 4QP
[email protected]
www.mrgservicesltd.com
020 8524 4452

Aztak Solutions Ltd
Crystal House
New Bedford Road
Luton
LU1 1HS
[email protected]
www.aztak.co.uk
01582 729 108

Business Education Partnerships Ltd
10 Bridge Close
Romford
RM7 0AU
[email protected]
www.bepgroup.net
08452732228

The Training Brokers
Crossford Bridge Pavillion
Sale
M33 7WR
[email protected]
www.thetrainingbrokers.co.uk
01619724001

The Eric Wright Learning Foundation
31 Talbot Road
Leyland
Preston
PR25 2ZJ
01772 623602
[email protected]

Groundwork Wakefield
Block C Normanton Town Hall,
High St,
Normanton,
WF6 2DZ
[email protected]
tel 01924 307222

Express Direct Training Ltd
42 Randles Road
Prescot
L34 9HX
[email protected]
0151 548 7811

Best Training (Lincs) Ltd
The Willows
23 Bargate
Grimsby
NE Lincs
[email protected]
01472 241110

A4e
Queens House
105 Queen St
Sheffield
S1 1GN
[email protected]
www.mya4e.com
0800345666

Free2Learn
263 Mare Street
Hackney
London
E8 3NS
[email protected]
www.free2learn.org.uk
02085259430

NHanced
Suite 3, Regency House
85-87 George St
Luton
LU1 5DU
[email protected]
www.nhancedlearning.co.uk
01582 414 442

City College Coventry
50 Sandswell St
Coventry
CV1 5DG
[email protected]
www.covcollege.ac.uk
02476 791000

Rye College
The Grove
Rye
TN31 7NQ
www.ryecollege.co.uk
(01797) 222545

Mid Kent College of Further and Higher Education
Medway Campus
Medway Road
Gillingham
ME7 1FN
course.en[email protected]
www.midkent.ac.uk
01634 402020

Training 2000 ltd
Furthergate Industrial Park
Harwood Street
Blackburn
BB1 3BD
[email protected]
www.training2000.co.uk
01254 454659

Upskill Assessment and Training Ltd
The old Police Station
Wharncliffe Road
Ilkeston
DE7 5GF
www.upskill.eu
0115 932 7376

Avanta
Bell House
Bell Road
Sittingbourne
ME10 4DH
[email protected]
www.avanta.uk.com
0800 681 6628

QA Associates Ltd
Unit 3A, Unicorn Business Park
Wellington Street
Ripley
DE5 3EH
[email protected]
www.qa-associates.co.uk
01773 748 866

The Sheffield College
Granville Road
Sheffield
S2 2RL
[email protected]
www.sheffcol.ac.uk
0114 260 2600

CSM Consultancy Ltd
Rooms 17&18, The Exchange
Express Park
Bridgewater
TA6 4RR
[email protected]
www.csmconsulting.co.uk
01278 452015

Dudley College of Technology
The Broadway
Dudley
DY1 4AS
www.dudleycol.ac.uk
01384363000

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School
Wragby Road
Lincoln
LN2 4PN
www.christs-hospital.lincs.sch.uk
01522-881144

Progression 2 Ltd
26B Town Centre
Wellfield Road
Hatfield
AL10 0LD
[email protected]
www.progression2.co.uk
01707 272694

(Details correct as of 07/07/14 – download the full list in xml format here).