Falls are the most frequent and serious type of accident in people aged 65 and over, with 10,000 falls happening each day. Falls often affect a person physically and mentally – they can result in fractures and broken bones, but also in a lack of confidence and isolation. If you work in health and social care or have contact with older people who are more at risk of falls, this falls prevention course is ideal for you.
You will learn about the risk factors and causes of falls, as well as how to prevent falls and how to manage them when they happen.
Our distance learning courses are completed online, so there is no need for any personal attendance in college, however you can always attend college if you feel you need this.
You will complete assessments by answering questions and submitting them to your tutor via the online learning platform.
You will be given full written feedback on your assessments within 5 working days.
Your tutor is available by Email, or Mobile Phone during office hours if you need support with your studies.
To study the courses, you need to have a suitable device such as a laptop, a desktop computer or a tablet such as an iPad. You also need access to the internet.
Please note: It is not possible to complete the courses on a mobile phone as they are not compatible with our learning platform.
On successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from NCFE awarding body, confirming your achievement.
Distance / Online
To attain this qualification, you need to achieve all 4 units.
- Falls in Context (R/616/3877)
- The Risk Factors and Causes of Falls (F/616/3888)
- Falls Assessment and Prevention (F/616/3891)
- Managing Falls (J/616/3892)
Portfolio of Evidence
This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by NCFE External Quality Assurance Consultants (EQACs).
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however you must:
- Currently live in England
- Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study
- be aged 19+
- Not be on an apprenticeship
On successful completion of the Falls Prevention Awareness level 2 course, learners could progress to:
- Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End-of-Life Care
- Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
- Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
- Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
Course Career Prospects
This course in Falls Prevention Awareness allows you to develop an understanding of the most serious and frequent type of accident that happens in people 65 and over. This course would be ideal for those looking to get into the Health and Social Care profession, such as:
- Senior Care Worker (£17,000 to £27,000)
- Care Home Advocate (£18,000 to £30,000)
- Occupational Health Nurse (£22,000 to £45,000)
Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.