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Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Falls are the most common accident for people aged 65 and over, with 10,000 falls occurring every day. Accidental falls can have extremely serious consequences, impacting on both physical and mental health including fractures, feelings of isolation and a lack of confidence.

This course is ideal for individuals who are currently working in a healthcare profession, or are looking to launch their career in a healthcare setting. It is also suitable for friends or family members who help to support older people, who are more likely to experience a fall.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible start dates throughout the year.

The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace and is estimated to take up to 118 study hours to complete.

What will I study?

You will increase your knowledge of falls awareness and understand how to effectively prevent and manage falls.

Units covered include:

  • Falls in context
  • The risk factors and causes of falls
  • Falls assessment and prevention
  • Managing falls

How is it assessed?

This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.

Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone and email.

You will complete the course on an interactive, online learning platform and upon successful completion you will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and a certificate of achievement by CACHE NCFE.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are necessary, although some basic computer skills are required.

This course is suitable for anyone who is already working or looking to secure a role in this industry or those wishing to progress onto further education.

What are the course fees?

Our distance learning courses are free to those who meet certain eligibility criteria*.

To be eligible for funding you must be:

  • A UK resident
  • Aged 19 or over (those aged 19-23 must have already achieved at least a full level 2 qualification)

*The college will carry out a simple funding assessment to check eligibility.

Please note, there will be a charge of £90 if you do not complete the course.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course provides fantastic progression on to further distance learning courses depending on your career aims, such as the Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions.

Take a look at our full range of distance learning courses here.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Mark Carragher/Claire Walsh

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