Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is perfect for anyone currently working or who wants to work in construction, as well as those already in the industry looking to refresh their knowledge.

Having a valid CSCS card and passing the CITB test are both mandatory requirements for working in the construction industry because they grant employees access to UK construction sites as non-skilled workers.

The Labourer Card qualification was developed in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment is regulated by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Course Info
Do I have to pay a fee?
How to Apply
Other courses in this area
Who is the course for?

It is ideal for anyone wishing to apply for the CSCS Green Labourer’s Card, which is a requirement of working on a UK building site.

Course Content
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Health and Safety in a Working Environment
How will I learn?

Learning is done via an online programme run through Moodle, which covers Health & Safety in Construction and Health & Safety in a Working Environment.

Entry Requirements

No prior knowledge is required and we appreciate that learners will come from diverse education and employment backgrounds.

Course Progression

Most students will progress directly to employment in the construction industry.  They could also progress to NVQ qualifications in specialist areas such as carpentry/joinery, bricklaying, plumbing as well as many other roles in the construction sector.

The information in this section applies to this course, and may not apply to other courses with different funding criteria.

You will not pay tuition fees if you are:
aged 19-24 on the 31st August 2022 and have an active Education, Health and Care Plan
aged 19-23 and are required to undertake this level 1 qualification in order to progress onto level 2, provided you have not previously achieved a level 2 qualification in any other subject (or 5 GCSEs grades 9-4) by the start of the course
over 19, unemployed and in receipt of benefits
over 19, employed and have a gross annual salary under £17,374 per annum
If you are aged 19-23 and have previously achieved a Level 2 qualification, if you do not meet the low income or unemployment criteria you will not be eligible for a fee waiver
You will not meet the low income or unemployment criteria if you:
are aged over 19 at the start of the course, unemployed and are not in receipt of benefits
are aged over 19 at the start of the course, employed and have a gross annual salary over £17,374 per annum
Therefore you will pay tuition fees

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in enrolling onto a programme at one of our learning shops.

You can email or phone us via the details provided on this page or submit the course enquiry form.

The Learning Shop will then book an appointment with a National Carers Service adviser and make arrangements for you to complete an assessment to determine the appropriate level for you to study at.

We will also need to confirm whether or not you are eligible to pay any course fees, and you may be asked to provide some further information about your current employment and financial status and previous learning.

Courses may be free if you are in receipt of either Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance benefit.

Once this has been completed we will then enrol you onto your course programme.

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
LevelLevel 1
Duration2 days including Health & Safety test on second day
Study ModePart-Time
CampusThe Learning Shop - Colchester
The Learning Shop - Braintree
The Learning Shop - Clacton.
The Learning Shop - Dovercourt
Start DateAvailable at any time throughout the year. Please contact us for further details
PricePrice on Application


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Courses fees are generally not confirmed for September until June / July due to the above factors.

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The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.