Subject Health and Social Care
Type Distance Learning
Qualification Level 2
Attendance Distance Learning
This qualification is aimed at anyone working in a healthcare or social care environment, particularly those that support of have contact with older people who have an increased propensity to falls.
Falls in Context
Section 1 Understand falls within health and social care context
Section 2 Understand the impact and consequences of falls
Section 3 Understand the benefits of falls awareness and prevention
Section 4 Understand the legislation and guidance relating to falls and falls prevention
The Risk Factors and Causes of Falls
Section 1 Know the factors that increase the likelihood of falls
Section 2 Understand how falls may be caused by personal factors
Section 3 Understand how falls may be caused by environmental factors
Falls Assessment and Prevention
Section 1 Understand how an individual’s risk of falls can be assessed, monitored and reviewed
Section 2 Understand a range of effective interventions used to reduce the risk of falls
Section 3 Understand multi-agency and specialist support available for falls prevention
Section 1 Understand how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall
Section 2 Understand the role and responsibilities in falls situations and the importance of learning from falls to improve care
Online or Paper based, 16 weeks.
Teaching and Assessment
Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.
You will need to be over the age of 19 and been resident in the EU for at least 3 years. Learners must be educated up to Level 2 standard.
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