DSE Assessor CourseHow do I qualify as a DSE Assessor?  The qualifications required to qualify as an accredited display screen assessor have changed over the last couple of years.  You can no longer just site a DSE assessor course as companies are not looking for accredited training with certification from a UK awarding bodies.

Teaching Qualification

First and foremost if you want to also teach DSE then you need to have an entry-level teaching qualification. The PDLSG – Planning and Delivering Learning Sessions to Groups Award or the ETA – Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification gives the teaching award accepted by all awarding bodies. This course is nationally accredited and by its conclusion will allow the successful candidate to teach any subject they have experience in.

DSE Assessor Qualification

Ok, so you now have a teaching qualification either PDLSG or ETA that proves your competence as a trainer. What’s next is to match it up with some relevant experience. One way to do this is to obtain the Level 3 Health and Safety for Supervisors award or Nebosh, but also you can do a CPD DSE e-learning award. Holding the teaching qualification and current experience will allow you to teach the following courses:
  • DSE Training
  • DSE Assessments Award


Trainers should take out public liability insurance in case a member of the public blames you for causing damage or injury. Alongside professional indemnity insurance in case a member of the public/client accuses you of making a mistake within your work. Both cost about £120 per year.


You will need some basic DSE equipment to be able to provide your own courses. The below list of equipment is everything you will need:
  • PowerPoint DSE (free with some cpd trainer awards)
  • DSE Assessor Forms included
  • Projector for Powerpoint presentations

DSE Assessor or DSE Trainer Courses

If you only wish to conduct DSE Assessments, then we have a 1-day DSE Assessor Award Course.  If you wish to teach DSE Assessment and you don’t have a teaching award one of the cheapest 2 days courses from Abertay provide everything you need just click the link below to become a  DSE Trainer over 2 days which includes the PDLSG teaching award
  1. Teaching Qualification
  2. DSE experience and awards (or professional exemption)
  3. Insurance
  4. Equipment

Accredited DSE Certifications

Once you have all the above, you then need to apply to one of the awarding bodies to apply to become an approved centre so that you can gain accredited DSE certifications for the candidates you then teach. There are many awarding bodies out there but one of the most reasonable for costs is SafeCert Awards. They cost 295 for centre approval with DSE certification at around 5 pounds each.
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