Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

Introduction

This 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.

Being more ‘falls aware’ can significantly reduce the number of falls that occur.

Candidates will gain a thorough understanding of the common causes of falls and the risk factors, both personal and environmental, that increase the likelihood of falls. Candidates will also learn about numerous interventions that they and/or care organisations can take to prevent falls.

The course also provides employers with a structured training programme that will meet the training needs of their employees, giving peace of mind that staff are equipped with the knowledge they need to support people who are at risk of falling.

Course code

OFPA

Location

Varies

Duration

Up to 6 Months to complete

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 and over, but otherwise there are no specific entry requirements for this programme.

Course Content

The Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness comprises four mandatory units that are presented in two concise module workbooks:

MODULE A: Unit 01: Falls in context Unit 02: The risk factors and causes of falls
MODULE B: Unit 03: Falls assessment and prevention Unit 04: Managing falls

Assessments

The learning materials comprise a set of high-quality knowledge workbooks that are designed to suit a range of delivery methods. Within these workbooks, learners have the opportunity to work through a series of reflective activities that are designed to reinforce the learning process and test their knowledge.

The materials also include assessment booklets that allow learners to complete a portfolio of evidence and demonstrate their achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with each unit.

Progression

By undertaking this programme, learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects. Learners may then progress on to further qualifications, such as other courses in health and social care or related subjects.

Course Contact Details

E: openlearning@dumgal.ac.uk
T: 01387 734199

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