Level 2 Legionella Awareness (Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers) (RQF)

Our Legionella Awareness (Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers ) training course is designed for learners who work in environments where Legionella growth is a risk. It 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, and the consequences for not complying with relevant legislation and codes of practice.

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This qualification is made up of two units:
  • Unit 1: Principles of Legionella Awareness
  • Unit 2: Understanding the Risks Associated with Legionella in Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers
Topics covered on the course include:
  • A historical context to the disease
  • The chain of events leading to infection
  • Growth requirements of Legionella and interactions with other microbiological species
  • Factors affecting the accumulation of biofilm
  • Effectiveness of chemical and non-chemical treatments against Legionella and biofilm
  • Temperature as a Legionella control method
  • Materials of construction and pipework installations
  • General operation of cooling towers and evaporative condensers
  • Design, operation, monitoring and maintenance of water systems
  • Water treatment and routine monitoring and physical checks
  • Factors contributing to Legionella risks within cooling towers and evaporative condensers
  • Requirements for routine chemical analysis
  • Requirements for Legionella sampling and analysis
  • Requirements for cleaning and disinfection

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.

It is a Level 2 Award from Highfield Qualifications, one of the UK’s most recognised awarding organisations and a global leader in compliance qualifications.

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School of Rock
Water and air compliance expertise

Course delivery
Half-day and full-day courses

Group sizes to suit
4-15 delegates

UK-wide locations
Including London, Exeter, Manchester, Glasgow and Aberdeen

Industry leading
A national provider of compliancy services

Oustanding course leaders
Industry-renowned tutors

Accredited certification
A Highfield accredited centre

Flexible training
On site, at an external classroom, or online

The road to compliance
Meeting your legal responsibilities


The total qualification time (TQT) and guided learning hours (GLH) for this qualification is 8 hours.

TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.


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 Qualifications. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the breadth of the qualification syllabus.


On application.

  • At your site
  • At an outside venue
  • Via Teams
For more information please contact training@rockcompliance.co.uk


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    Please note:

    Should the client have to cancel the booking for any reason, the following charges apply:
    • Less than 21 days' notice - 50% of the course fee
    • Less than 48 hours' notice - 100% of the course fee
    • Non-attendance on the day of course for any reason - 100% of the course fee
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