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This qualification is designed for those 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.

This qualification covers the 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. In addition, this qualification contains a specialist unit covering the risks associated with hot and cold water systems.

This qualification is made up of two units: Unit 1: Principles of legionella awareness; Unit 2: Understanding the risks associated with legionella in hot and cold water systems


Entry requirements:

16 years of age or above and Level 1 English, or equivalent.


  • Tutorials


This qualification is assessed by means of a student workbook for each unit that is set by HABC and marked by the Centre.


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