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Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

Raise your awareness about the impact and consequences of a fall


The Skills Network

Summary

Price
Free
Funding options

This course is available via government funding, so at no cost to you. To be eligible for funding, ...

Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Duration
4 weeks
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

This qualification aims to raise awareness about the impact and consequences of a fall, the risks and hazards that could result in a fall and how to prevent or reduce the risk of a fall.

Resources

  • Course flyer: Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness - download

Description

This course is split into 4 units:

Unit 1: Falls in context

This unit will provide an introduction to falls within a health and social care context, including the impact and consequences of falls, the benefits of falls awareness and prevention and legislation and guidance relating to falls and falls prevention.

Unit 2: The risk factors and causes of falls

In this unit you will be learning about the personal and environmental factors that can increase the likelihood of falls and other risk factors.

Unit 3: Falls assessment and prevention

This unit will look at how an individual’s risk of falls can be assessed, monitored and reviewed. You will learn about effective interventions that can be used to reduce the risk of falls and multi-agency and specialist support available for falls prevention.

Unit 4: Managing falls

In this unit you will learn more about how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall, your role and responsibilities in falls situations and the importance of learning from falls to improve care.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for learners who wish to increase their awareness and understanding of falls and how to prevent them. Anyone who currently works in the health and social care sector and wishes to progress their career would benefit from this course, as well as anyone who is looking to work in the sector.

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What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.