Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness
Every year in the UK, more than one in three adults aged over 65 falls and injures themselves as a result. Falls have been the most common and serious type of accident experienced by people over 65 for many years, as well as the leading cause of death from injury for people aged over 75.
The personal costs can be devastating, including broken bones, reduced mobility, loss of confidence and fear. In fact, the fear of falling again can be more debilitating than the physical injuries caused by a fall, with many people retreating into social isolation. As a result, falls are one of the major reasons why an older person has to move into residential care.
Falls, and injuries from falls, can affect a person’s confidence, impact on their mental health and quality of life, and prevent a person from living independently. It is crucial that those working in the health and social care sector are aware of how to prevent falls and how to take care of someone who has experienced a fall.
Units covered in this programme include:
– Falls in context
In this unit you will look at falls in different settings and understand the consequences that falling can have on an individual. It also covers falls awareness and prevention programmes, legislation and guidance relating to falls.
– Understand falls within a health and social care context
– Understand the impact and consequences of falls
– Understand the benefits of falls awareness and prevention
– Understand the legislation and guidance relating to falls and falls prevention
– The risk factors and causes of falls
In this unit you will looks at the risk factors that can increase an individual’s likelihood of falling. It covers personal and environmental factors that can be a cause of falls.
– Know the factors that increase the likelihood of falls
– Understand how falls may be caused by personal factors
– Understand how falls may be caused by environmental factors
– Falls assessment and prevention
In this unit you will understand how to assess, monitor and review an individual’s risk of falling. It will also look at a range of interventions that can reduce the risk of falls and the specialist support available.
– Understand how an individual’s risk of falls can be assessed, monitored and reviewed
– Understand a range of effective interventions used to reduce the risk of falls
– Understand multi-agency and specialist support available for falls prevention
– Managing falls
In the final unit you will cover how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall, as well as the roles and responsibilities of staff in fall situations.
– Understand how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall
– Understand roles and responsibilities in fall situations and the importance of learning from falls to improve care
Each unit is assessed through short answer questions of at least one paragraph. Assessments are completed online via our online assessment platform or you can request paper-based assessments that you will need to post back to us.
You must be over 19 and have been resident in the UK for at least three years.
Aged 19 – 23 must hold a full Level 2 qualification.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge-based qualification and therefore a good level of literacy, reading and writing is essential.
You can enrol onto other Level 2 subject specific qualifications or progress onto higher level courses.
Facilities and resources
For learners wishing to study fully online, full details on how to access the platform will be emailed after your induction call.
For those requesting workbooks with online assessments, your books will be posted to you after your induction call. Once you have received these you will be emailed full details to access the platform.
If you want to complete the paper-based assessments you will have the option to request these when you enrol.
Q: How long will this course take to complete?
A: This is a distance/home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you within a 16 week period. A subject specialist tutor will be allocated to you and you can email them should you have any questions relating to your course. It is important that you can work independently and be dedicated to set time aside each week for your studies, we recommend that you allow a minimum of 8 to 10 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD – Continuing Professional Development.
Q: How much does this course cost?
A: There is no cost for this qualification. However, if you do not complete your course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason there will be a charge of £125.
Q: How do I apply?
A: To apply for this course click the Apply Now button or for further information call our Distance Learning Team on 01271 852354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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