Falls Prevention Awareness Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The duration of the course is 16-20 weeks. Guided learning hours are 8-10 hours per week dependent upon learner’s knowledge of the subject.

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.

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.

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.

Course Summary

Course Title Falls Prevention Awareness Distance Learning Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley
    and the West Midlands.

  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (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


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

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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