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

Course Overview

The duration of the course is 11-13 weeks. 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 old or over as of 31 August in the current
    academic year.

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

  • Must currently reside in England, in a postal code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley,
    Greater London Authority (GLA), West Yorkshire Combined Authority, West

  • If aged 19-23, must hold 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 Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).

  • If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the

Attendance Requirements As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College. For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team:01823 366612 distancelearningteam@btc.ac.uk
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The staff have been very supportive they will do anything to help whether it be staying late or putting in 100% to make the lessons more suited to you. The staff have backgrounds in the specific course in which you want to take which helps to get another person’s view on what it’s like to work in the sector and also the course covers all areas of the subject and there is nothing that isn’t covered within the syllabus and modules.

Lauren Pierce - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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