Diploma in Chemical Handling - Level 4

South London College
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Professional Training
200 hours
199 GBP
Part time
Online courses
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199 GBP
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Course description

Diploma in Chemical Handling - Level 4

Although some chemicals are harmless, there are some chemicals that are strong enough to pose mild or life threating injuries. Therefore, it is important for forensic scientists, laboratory technicians, chemists and other professionals working with chemicals to handle them in a proper manner, and this Diploma in Chemical HandlingLevel 4(USA Standards) has been developed exactly for that. This course will extensively prep you up to handle chemicals in a proper manner and to avoid laboratory mishaps.

This comprehensive course will discuss about chemical handling and its importance. You will get to understand the importance of hazard communication in preventing accidents, after which the course curriculum will explore the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Once you get into terms with GHS Physical Hazards and Pyrophrorics, this course will move onto educate you about the NEW OSHA Hazard communication standard (HCS). This course will also focus on the different types of chemical hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the department specific hazard communication. By the completion of this course, you will possess all the necessary knowledge and skills needed to handle chemicals like a pro.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current qualifications. Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for Quality Licence Scheme courses under Global Edulink

Please Note: This Course is Based on USA Standards

Why study at South London College?

South London College offers the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at South London College and you will be provided with all the necessary material which includes Free CV writing pack to make your learning experience enriching and rewarding.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Chemists
  • Forensic Scientists
  • professionals who work with chemicals
  • Anyone willing to learn how to handle chemicals

Entry Requirements

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.

Outcome / Qualification etc.


Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Diploma in Chemical Handling at QLS Level 4 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-04872

Awarding body (Accreditation)

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Training Course Content


Module 01 : Chemical Handling Introduction

1 Chemical Handling Introduction

  • Common Water/Wastewater Treatment Chemicals
  • Solubility of Substances in Water
  • Purpose of Coagulation
  • The Coagulation Process
  • Factors Influencing Coagulation
  • Coagulants
  • H2S Control – Traditional Wet Scrubbing using Chemicals

Module 02 : Hazard Communication Introduction

1 Hazard Communication Introduction

  • Revised Hazard Communication Program
  • More on the Revised Hazard Communication Standard

Module 03 : What Is The Globally Harmonized System

1 What is the Globally Harmonized System?

Module 04 : United Nations Globally Harmonized System

1 Background

  • What is the GHS?
  • Why was the GHS developed?
  • What was the International Mandate?
  • How was the GHS developed?
  • How will the GHS be maintained and updated?
  • When will the GHS be implemented?
  • What are the benefits?

2 How is the GHS to be applied?

2.1 Are all chemicals covered by the GHS?

2.2 Will all hazardous chemicals require a GHS label and Safety Data Sheet?

2.3 How will the GHS impact existing regulations?

2.4 What is meant by GHS Building Blocks?

Module 05 : How the GHS Building Blocks by should applied

1 How the GHS Building Blocks by should applied?

2.1 Transport

2.2 Workplace

2.3 Consumer

2.4 Pesticides

2.5 How will the GHS impact countries without existing regulations?

2.6 What is Classification?

Module 06 : Hazard Classification

1 Hazard Classification

Module 07 : What Are The GHS Physical Hazards

1 What are the GHS Physical Hazards?

  • Explosives
  • Flammable Gases
  • Flammable Aerosols
  • Oxidizing Gases
  • Gases under Pressure
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Flammable Solids
  • Self-Reactive Substances

Module 08 : Pyrophorics

1 Pyrophorics

  • Substances Corrosive to Metal
  • Acute Toxicity
  • Skin Corrosion
  • Skin Irritation
  • Eye Effects
  • Sensitization
  • Germ Cell Mutagenicity
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Target Organ Systemic Toxicity (TOST): Single Exposure & Repeated Exposure
  • Aspiration Hazard
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Chronic Aquatic Toxicity
  • What is the GHS approach to classifying mixtures?

2 What are Bridging Principles?

2.1 Hazard Communication

3 Labels

Module 09 : Transport and Emergency Responders

1 Transport and Emergency Responders

  • What are the GHS label elements?
  • The format of the 16-section SDS should include the following sections

Module 10 : The NEW OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

1 The NEW OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)

  • Hazard classification.
  • Written hazard communication program.
  • Safety data sheets.
  • Employee information and training.
  • Employee training shall include at least

Module 11 : Different Types of Chemical Hazards

1 Different Types of Chemical Hazards

  • Chemicals cause health hazards if they are
  • Identifying Hazardous Chemicals
  • Common SDS Definitions
    • Health Hazards
    • Physical Hazards
    • Hazardous Limits

Module 12 : Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals Section

1 Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals Section

  • Always utilize a fume hood.

Module 13 : Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals Requirements

1 Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals Requirements

Module 14 : Controlling Chemical Exposures

1 Controlling Chemical Exposures

1.1OSHA Respirator Standard

Module 15 : Personal Protection Equipment Section

1 Personal Protection Equipment Section

2 Personal Protective Equipment

2.1 Filter Lenses for Protection against Radiant Energy

Module 16 : Selection Guidelines for Head Protection

1 Selection Guidelines for Head Protection

  • Foot Protection

Module 17 : Hand Protection

1 Hand Protection

Module 18 : Protective Clothing Applications

1 Protective Clothing Applications

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Chemical Handling – Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card


Was £499

Now £199

Continuing Studies

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully completed the Level 4 Diploma in Chemical Handling, you will gain knowledge and skills that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this completion you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. 

  • Chemist – £24,938 per annum
  • Research Chemist – £29,046 per annum
  • Forensic Scientist – £26,970 per annum
  • Chemical Engineer – £32,414 per annum

Other jobs you can get

  • Toxicologist
  • Assistant Chemist
  • Medicinal Chemist

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