Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

The purpose of this course will be to examine the impact and consequences of a fall, risks and hazards which contribute towards falls, and how to reduce the risk of falls. It will increase awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention which will allow the learner to progress into, or within, employment in healthcare of social care settings .

The Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness consists of four units:

Unit 1 – Falls in Context

  • Understand falls within health and social care context
  • Understand the impact and consequences of falls
  • Understand the benefits of falls awareness and prevention

Unit 2 – The Risk Factors and Causes 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

Unit 3 – Falls Assessment and Prevention

  • 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

Unit 4 – Managing Falls

  • Understand how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall
  • Understand the role and responsibilities in falls situations and the importance of learning from falls to improve care.

What's next?

By undertaking this course, you will be able to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress on to further qualifications in social care or related subjects.

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Is it for me?

This qualification is aimed at anyone working in a healthcare or social care environment, particularly those that support older people, who have an increased propensity to falls.



  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref A517-1/2
  • Location Off Site Activity (Distance Learning)
  • Fees
  • 16 - 18 £ 0.00
  • 19 - 23 £ 0.00
  • 24+ £ 0.00
  • Overseas £ 800.00

This course takes six weeks to complete and requires three to four hours of study per week.

This is a Level 2 qualification with the awarding body CACHE.

Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.


Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.


Applicants aged 19-23 are eligible for this free course if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.


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