Level 2 Award in Legionella Awareness

Qualification regulation and support

The Highfield Level 2 Award in Legionella Awareness (RQF) has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual. It is also suitable for delivery in Wales and is regulated by Qualifications Wales.


Qualification overview and objective

The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace and is for learners who work in environments where legionella growth is a risk. It aims to raise awareness in order to prevent waterborne disease caused by legionella bacteria. The qualification provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of the health effects of Legionnaires’ disease, the control measures that should be in place to prevent it as well as the consequences for not complying with relevant legislation and codes of practice. In addition, this qualification contains specialist units covering the risks associated with either cooling towers and evaporative condensers or hot and cold water systems.

It contains two pathways which should be relevant to the learner’s workplace:

Pathway 1 Cooling towers and evaporative condensers

Pathway 2 Hot and cold water systems


Guidance on assessment

This qualification is assessed by learner workbook. This assessment model requires learners to provide a short response to prescribed questions within a workbook set by Highfield. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the breadth of the qualification syllabus.


Course Duration

01 Day