Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

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The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention which will allow them to progress into, or within, employment in healthcare or social care settings.

Course Information

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention which will allow them to progress into, or within, employment in healthcare or social care settings.

The objective of the qualification is to allow learner’s 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 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.

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Who is this course for?

This qualification is useful for learners who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as:

  • healthcare
  • social care
  • leisure
  • entertainment
  • education and training
  • nursing.

Units / Modules

The qualification is made up of four mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Falls in context
  • Unit 02 Understand the risk factors and causes of falls
  • Unit 03 Falls assessment and prevention
  • Unit 04 Managing falls.

There is no grading for this qualification.

Benefits / Skills

This qualification will help you get into, or progress within, employment in the healthcare or social care sectors in a variety of job roles where an understanding dignity and safeguarding. You can also take this qualification to support your progression into further learning within the Health and Social Care sector.

Entry Requirements

There aren’t any specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Career Progression

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you to enter, or progress within, employment in the Health and Social Care sector. This qualification will provide the underpinning knowledge of falls prevention. Successful completion will help support a number of job roles within the Health and Social Care sector as you may be working with people who may be at risk of falls in your day-today role:

  • care assistant or worker
  • personal care assistant
  • adult social care relief team worker 
  • night care assistant
  • support worker (supported living)
  • key workers in residential/domiciliary/day care settings
  • palliative care hospice worker
  • home care support worker
  • re-enablement worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • counsellor
  • bereavement support worker.

The qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas: Horizontal progression into, for example:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

Vertical progression into, for example:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
  • Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

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Course Details

Duration

Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

13/09/2021

Course Code

73193-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

The qualification is supported by employers in the Health and Social Care sector.

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