Asbestos Awareness (Category A)Online Training Course

Asbestos can be present in buildings and structures that were built, or refurbished, up until the year 2000, so it is essential that anyone working in those places know how to stay safe. This Asbestos Awareness online training course raises awareness of the dangers from asbestos and the practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of exposure.

The course covers what asbestos is, the main types of asbestos encountered in the UK, how asbestos causes harm, factors that affect the chances of harm being caused, examples where asbestos is found in the UK, how to reduce the risk of exposure and what to do in an emergency.

  • Approved by Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP)
  • Assured by the CPD Certification Service
  • Enrol and start today, so no need to wait
  • Takes approximately 180 minutes to complete online
  • Works on any device that can access the internet
  • Has all the training materials that you need, so no hidden fees
  • Includes the end of course test at no extra cost
  • Allows free re-sits of the test if you do not pass first time
  • Enables you to download a certificate when you pass the test
  • The fast, efficient, effective and low-cost way to learn

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    £12.00 + VAT per user

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    £7.50 + VAT per user

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    £6.50 + VAT per user

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  • Our ‘coordinators dashboard’ enables you to allocate your purchased course(s) to student(s) and to monitor their progress
  • The price includes access to all the materials that the student needs to complete their course – there are no hidden charges (e.g. to take the test or to receive the certificate)
  • Once the coordinator enrols the student on the course, the student has 90 days to complete the course and take the online test.
  • On successful completion of the course and test, both the student and the coordinator can download the course certificate
  • IATP assurance confirms that this course has been audited and meets the Cat A training requirements set out in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • CPD Certification Service approval gives you assurance that this online training course conforms to universally accepted standards for continuing professional development (CPD)

Course content

Our online Asbestos Awareness training course covers:

  • What asbestos is
  • The main types of asbestos encountered in the UK
  • How asbestos causes harm
  • Factors that affect the chances of harm being caused
  • Many examples of where asbestos is found in the UK, including:
    • Loose asbestos in cavities
    • Lagging
    • Sprayed coatings
    • Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB)
    • Floor tiles
    • Textiles
    • Composites
    • Textured coatings
    • Asbestos cement products
  • How to reduce the risk of being exposed to asbestos
  • What to do in an emergency


Our Asbestos Awareness online training course includes an end of course test. Please see the assessment section for more information.

End of course assessment

The end of course assessment demonstrates the student’s understanding of the information contained within the course. It must be passed to download the course certificate.

  • The assessment is taken online – the student does not need to attend an assessment centre
  • The assessment consists of multiple-choice questions
  • Students must achieve at least 70% in the assessment to pass it and download their course certificate
  • Students that do not pass the test can retake it at no extra cost (provided it is completed within 90 days from enrolment)

Save by purchasing for more than one user

This course can be purchased as a single course, or you can save money by purchasing it for more than one user (multiple courses must be purchased at the same time to receive the discount). Multi-course discounts are shown on this page.

Save by purchasing as part of a bundle offer

You can also save costs by purchasing this course as part of a bundle offer. The bundle is made up of several approved-courses, including this one. Current bundle offers are shown on this page.

Purchasing your course(s)

You can purchase your course(s) online using a debit/credit card. To purchase online, simply click on the purchase button on this page and select how many users you want the course for when prompted. To pay over the phone, please call 0333 733 1111 between 0900 and 1700 hours Monday to Friday. Please contact us at if you would rather pay by BACS transfer.

Receiving login details

You will be sent an email (from that will contain instructions for accessing your dashboard and allocating your course(s) to students. Please check your SPAM / JUNK folder if you do not receive the email as it may get blocked by your firewall. If you have not received it within one hour and it is not in your SPAM / JUNK folder, you can email for a copy to be sent to you.

Accessing the course

Your nominated Coordinator will be able to enrol students on their courses. They will receive an email containing the student’s login details. These will need to be forwarded on to the student for them to use.

The course materials will work on any internet enabled device running an up to date internet browser. Each student will have 90 days from the date of enrolment to log on and complete their course. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting.

Students can log out and return any time up until the course is completed or until the 90 day access expires.

Course certificate

On successful completion of the course and test, both the student and the coordinator can download the course certificate

Course expiry

Courses not allocated to students will expire after 12 months from purchase.
Courses allocated to students will expire on completion of the course or after 90 days from the original enrolment (whichever is sooner).

Asbestos Awareness Certificate

Students that complete this course are awarded an IATP assured and CPD certified Asbestos Awareness Certificate, which may be downloaded immediately.

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No. The certificate is available for immediate download as soon as you pass the end of course test.

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