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Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

Course overview

Falls represent the most frequent and serious type of accident in people aged 65 and over, with 10,000 falls happening each day. Falls often have both a physical and mental impact, as they can result in lack of confidence, isolation, fractures and broken bones. This course is ideal for anyone working in health and social care and those who have contact with older people who are more susceptible to falls.

Learning Aim

“The objective of the qualification is to allow learners to
gain knowledge and understanding of:

* the impact and consequences of a fall
* risks and hazards which contribute to falls
* reducing 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.

This qualification 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.”

Learning outcomes

A statement of what a learner will know,understand or be able to do as a result of a process of learning. As well as achieve a NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness which is an nationaly accredited and recognised qualification.

Course content unit 1

“This unit contains three sections:

Section 1: Falls in context
Section 2: The risk factors and causes of falls
Section 3: Extension activities “

Course content unit 2

“This unit contains three sections:

Section 1: Falls assessment and prevention
Section 2: Managing falls
Section 3: Extension activities “

Course code

3895


Awarding Body

NCFE / CACHE


Duration of course

6-weeks


Number of assessments

2-units


Delivery method

Online or Paper-based


Assessment method

Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.

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