Falls Prevention Awareness - Level 2

Course Code: SA1FE015


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Start DateLocationDuration
15/01/2022Community Based5 WeeksApply

Course Overview

This qualification (NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness) will increase awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention.

It will provide useful knowledge for working in a heath or social care role and can be used to support career development within the sector. It is is aimed at anyone working in a healthcare or social care environment, particularly those that support or have contact with older people who have an increased propensity to falls.

The course consists of the following 4 units: 

  1. Falls in context 
  2. The risk factors and causes of falls 
  3. Falls assessment and prevention 
  4. Managing falls 

Through these you will gain knowledge and understanding of the impact and consequences of a fall, how to identify and reduce risks and hazards which contribute to falls and consequently reduce the risk of falls.

The qualification also covers the importance of recording and reporting any incidence of falls to ensure that interventions can be put in place to reduce the risk and reoccurrence of falls.

The course is delivered remotely and runs over 5 weeks with 3.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week.

You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions.

The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification. 

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be 19 or over on the 31 August before the course start date.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course will be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 3.5 hours a week for 5 consecutive weeks from the course start date.

Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks. 

It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3.5 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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