Level 2 Falls Prevention Awareness

The free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness course 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.

Learners will study the following units:

  • Understand falls within a health and social care context
  • The risk factors and causes of falls
  • Falls assessment and prevention
  • Managing falls.
Course Duration Course Duration: 8 weeks
Course Level Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees Course Fees: Free
What You Will Learn

On the free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness course, you will learn the following modules:

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
Entry Requirements

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent. 

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy, please follow our instructions here and undertake the online literacy assessment at https://www.learnmyway.com/

This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

How is it Assessed

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions, which will be submitted to a qualified script marker to assess. These responses can either be handwritten in the assessment booklets or typed using electronic templates which are provided at induction. Candidates are issued with workbooks to assist with assessments.

You will be required to submit 2 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Course Documents Important Information

This distance learning Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness 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.

Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application.

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s website www.ncfe.org.uk and search using the course code: 603/2552/5 or click here.

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