Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

This is a Distance Learning course, so there is no need to attend College.

This course will be delivered online or paperbased over 16-20 weeks.  Guided learning hours: 118.

Who is the course for?

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.

What does the course involve?

Unit 1
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

Unit 2
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

Unit 3
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

Unit 4
Managing Falls
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.

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/17
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • Must currently reside in England
  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above (i.e. QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2)


  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain work.

*An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the course.

What are the assessment methods?

Assessments are due at the end of each unit.  Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence learning.  A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

What are the College attendance requirements?

As this is a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College.

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