Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

As individuals age they end up being increasingly more susceptible to falls, and the stats are startling. 6 people over the age of 65 years fall every minute in the UK. That’s 10,000 falls each and every single day. The individual costs can be devastating, consisting of broken bones, minimized mobility, lost confidence and fear. In fact, the worry of falling once again can be more crippling than the injuries brought on by a fall, with many people retreating into social isolation. As a result, falls are one of the major reasons why an older individual needs to move into care.

The reassuring news is that numerous falls are avoidable with the right interventions. This course intends to increase individuals’s awareness of falls and why they happen. It will likewise supply prospects with a detailed introduction of the many strategies that can be utilized to prevent falls from happening.

Who’s it for?

This certification is aimed at anyone working in a health or social care environment, particularly those who support, or have contact with, older people who have actually an increased tendency to falls. It will also work for individuals who support family members or good friends who are at danger of falling.

What are the advantages of doing this course?

Being more ‘falls aware’ can considerably minimize the number of falls that happen. As well as attaining a nationally acknowledged certification upon conclusion, prospects will get an extensive understanding of the common causes of falls and the threat factors that increase the probability of falls. Prospects will likewise learn about numerous interventions that they and/or care organisations can require to avoid falls.

The course likewise offers employers with a structured training program that will meet the training requirements of their employees, providing comfort that staff are geared up with the understanding they require to support people who are at threat of falling.

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

Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

Information for learning centres

Qualification reference number: 603/2552/5

Awarding organisation: NCFE CACHE 

Entry Requirements

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

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