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UKATA Asbestos Awareness - e-learning

The approved code of practice (ACoP) to Regulation 10 (Information, Instruction & Training) of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requiresAsbestos awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos”. 

If you have no intention of removing asbestos but work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000, asbestos could be present. You will need awareness training so you know how to avoid the risks.

This e-learning course for the UKATA Asbestos Awareness teaches people to understand what asbestos is, the typical locations where it is found and how to work safely to avoid exposure in the event that they are working in the vicinity of asbestos containing materials (ACMs).

Designed for

Personnel that undertake maintenance, refurbishment or building work and will appeal to general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, painters and decorators,  joiners, plasterers, demolition workers, construction workers, roofers, heating and ventilation engineers, telecommunication engineers, burglar/fire alarm installers, architects, building  surveyors and other such professionals.


The ACT e-learning course for the UKATA Asbestos Awareness (AA) includes all the learning materials you will need for:

  • Module 1 – Types, nature and properties of asbestos
  • Module 2 – Risks of asbestos and effects on health, including effects of smoking
  • Module 3 – Use and locations of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)
  • Module 4 – Legislation affecting asbestos
  • Module 5 – Avoiding and reducing risks

The course is available online and involves between 2 and 3 hours of study, which can be done in a flexible way to suit your availability to study during the course.

You can also study by attending a UKATA Asbestos Awareness award as a classroom course, involving face-to-face teaching in one of our excellent UK venues or we can provide similar courses at your premises through our in-house services covering the UK and international locations.

Whatever route to learning you take with ACT Academy you will still gain the same UKATA Asbestos Awareness Award upon successful completion of the assessments.

Your online course

A verified UKATA approved Asbestos Awareness Category 'A' course aimed at making you aware of the dangers of asbestos. The online course is designed to guide you through your study. It is divided into individual ‘Modules’ which takes users on an interactive journey through the course where they will encounter multiple choice questions at the end of each section and a final assessment to complete at the end of the course.

When taking this course, please ensure that you are in a suitable quiet learning environment that is free from distractions and interruptions.

Hardware requirements:

  • Windows/Mac Computer, Android Tablet or iPad
  • Active internet connection
  • Minimum screen size of 7 inches, recommended 10 inches or more

 Each module includes:

  • Learning materials - Core learning slides with images, interactive tabs, video and associated legislation.
  • Learning exercises - Multiple choice questions to test your understanding and knowledge of the materials.
  • Tutor tips - Identifies useful points delegates should know in readiness for the assessment.
  • Interaction - The course contains many interactive features to immerse delegates in the materials and learning.

Resources and support

  • Visual progress - The course completion percentage will gradually increase as you navigate through slides, displayed on the navigation bar. 
  • Integrated messaging service – Students are able to create a support message and review received and sent messages.
  • Certificate – after successfully completing the final assessment, delegates can print off a certificate.
  • Mobile compatible - Can be accessed on many devices, including tablets and smartphones so you can learn when you're on the move.


  • Final assessment – 15 multiple choice questions with a time limit of 20 minutes.  Allowing your assessments to be taken anywhere in the world.

What does it look like?

If you have any questions after viewing the demo then please contact us and we will be pleased to help.

How much does the e-learning course cost?

£30 + VAT per licence

Significant discounts are available for the purchase of multiple licences, contact our team for details.

A period of 6 months is allowed for completion of the course and to attempt the assessment.

Purchase of this e-learning course requires ACT Academy to setup user accounts and login details - you will receive an email confirming this is complete. Courses can only be processed and accessed the same day if purchased during the period Monday to Friday, UK time 09.00 – 16.30. Courses purchased at a weekend will be processed on the following Monday.


Can be taken anywhere in the world.  The UKATA Asbestos Awareness involves a single online multiple choice questions x15 with a time limit of 20 minutes.


Learn any time, any place.

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