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					British Safety Council
British Safety Council




                   Adam Skeens
             Director of Qualifications
British Safety Council


            One of the world’s leading
          health and safety organisations
                   51 years old
               Independent company
                 UK and overseas
            Commercial and charitable
British Safety Council


         Awarding body recognised by the
           Qualifications and Examinations
                        Regulator.
      The only UK awarding body to offer a
           full suite of health and safety
            qualifications in the National
               Qualifications Framework.
Charitable Activities


    £2 million worth of Level 1 examinations given to
    Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012
    £1 million worth of Level 1 examinations given to
    British Safety Council member organisations
    Free Entry Level assessments for 14-19 year olds in
    full-time education
    Discounted Level 1 examinations for 14-19 year olds
    in full-time education
    Free Level 1 examinations for disadvantaged groups
    (e.g. homeless, disabled, long-term unemployed,
    NEETs)
Entry Level Qualification




             BSC Entry Level Award in
      Workplace Hazard Awareness (Entry 3)
Entry Level Qualification


                       Aim
      To raise young people’s awareness of
          health and safety hazards in the
       workplace before they embark on work
         experience        or their first job
Entry Level Qualification


                    Rationale
     A young person is seriously injured in a
         UK workplace every 40 minutes
       In the UK, in the last decade, 66
       under-19s have been killed at work
National Roll-Out


   Launched for academic year 2007/2008
   Wrote to all 5,000 secondary schools
   1,800 schools (35%) have registered
   70,000 candidate entries last year
   Expecting 100,000+ candidates this year
Entry Level Qualification


    Accredited by Ofqual in National Qualifications
    Framework
    Approved under Section 96 for learners aged 18
    and under
    Fits into existing programmes of study for GCSE
    Science, PHSE, ASDAN or work-related learning
    Provides a formal assessment outcome to the
    delivery of health and safety in the National
    Curriculum
    Contributes to school performance figures
Free Teaching Resources


    Workplace Hazard Awareness Course (WHAC)
    Developed by IOSH and HSE

    Student workbook
    Detailed teacher guide
    Interactive exercises and film clips
    21 activities
    Ideas for extension work

    www.wiseup2work.co.uk/whac
Free Assessment


   Candidates collate a portfolio of evidence,
   internally-assessed and externally moderated.
   BSC has produced structured Evidence Sheets.
   Other approaches encouraged: photographs,
   video, posters and log books.
   Five submission dates / moderation windows.
Charitable Activities


    Free Entry Level assessments for all
    14-19 year olds in full-time education
Charitable Activities



    Discounted Level 1 examinations for
    14-19 year olds in full-time education
Charitable Activities



    Free Level 1 examinations for
    disadvantaged groups (e.g. homeless,
    disabled, long-term unemployed, NEETs)
British Safety Council




                     Adam Skeens
               Director of Qualifications

				
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