Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

The Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness qualification is aimed at anyone working in a health or social care environment, particularly those who support or have contact with older people who have an increased propensity to falls.  It will also be useful to individuals who support family members or friends who are at risk of falling.

Course Duration: 8 weeks
Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees: Free

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials and administration plus any registration costs that may have been incurred.
Courses are fully funded for people who have lived in England for the past three years and are classed as “home fee paying students”, are aged 19 yrs or over and are not currently accessing any other government funding.
Please note there is a non-completion fee of £85 if you have to be withdrawn from the course

Module A

  • Unit 01 – Understand falls within a health and social care context
  • Unit 02 – The risk factors and causes of falls

Module B

  • Unit 03 – Falls assessment and prevention
  • Unit 04 – Managing falls

Although there are no formal entry requirements for the Falls Prevention Awareness course,  due to the nature and course delivery of distance you must be able to produce evidence  of a minimum  of a level 1 (GCSE Grade D)  qualification in English literacy or a higher level qualification.

If you are between 19 and 23 yrs of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification ie the equivalent of 5 GCSE Grades A- C

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the attached instructions to undertake a literacy assessment on line.

This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

Instructions are available here, and more information can be found at www.learnmyway.com.

The course requires you to submit 2 written assessments and you have 4 weeks to submit each one.

Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness Awarding body

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