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 years for many years, as well as the leading cause of death from injury for people aged over 75.
NCFE Level 2 (online distance learning, no exams involved).
To study this course all students must be aged 19 or over, most students over the age of 19 will be able to study this course for free, however, please contact us if you are aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs grade A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.
Guided Learning Hours - 118
Study hours Per Week - 12
(*please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals*)
If you wish to study this course simply visit the How to Enrol webpage and select BDU incl. Distance Learning from the first drop down menu and then choose your desired course from the second drop down.
Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study this course for free, however, please contact us if you are aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs grade A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.
This particular short course is just 12 weeks long
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 of falls. This includes individual’s working in hospitals, care homes or helping to care for individuals living in their own home.
This course is available in both paper and online format, and is up to you to decide which method you prefer, making the course flexible and easy for you. Personal tutors are assigned to each learners, to help ensure you have the support you need throughout the duration of the short course.
UNIT 1 – Falls in context
Section 1 – Falls within a health and social care context
Section 2 – The impact and consequences of falls
Section 3 – The benefits of falls awareness and prevention
Section 4 – The legislation and guidance relating to falls and falls prevention
UNIT 2 – The risk factors and causes of falls
Section 1- The factors that increase the likelihood of falls
Section 2 – How falls may be caused by personal factors
Section 3 – How falls may be caused by environmental factors
UNIT 3 –Falls Assessment and Prevention
Section 1 – How an individual’s’ risk of falls can be assessed, monitored and reviewed
Section 2 – Effective interventions used to reduce the risk of falls
Section 3- Multi- agency and specialist support available for falls prevention
UNIT 4 – Managing Falls
Section 1 – How to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall
Section 2 – Role of responsibilities in falls situation and the importance of learning from falls to improve care