Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness



Falls prevention training courses can be very beneficial for individuals looking to pursue a career in the health and social care sector. This qualification aims to provide your learners with a deeper understanding of falls and how to prevent them. 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. This includes individuals working in hospitals, care homes or helping to care for individuals living in their own home.


Unit 1: Falls in context

In this unit your learners will learn more about falls within a health and social care context, including the impact and consequences of falls, the benefits of falls awareness and prevention and legislation and guidance relating to falls and falls prevention.

Unit 2: The risk factors and causes of falls

Within this unit your learners will learn more about the factors that increase the likelihood of falls and how falls may be caused by personal and environmental factors.

Unit 3: Falls assessment and prevention

In this unit your learners will learn about how an individual’s risk of falls can be assessed, monitored and reviewed. They will look at effective interventions used to reduce the risk of falls and multi-agency and specialist support available for falls prevention.

Unit 4: Managing falls

In this unit your learners will learn how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall and the roles and responsibilities in falls situations, including the importance of learning from falls to improve care.

Key Information

Course Length 118 hours
Awarding Body TQUK
Learning Method(s)

Paper based
learning materials
with online assessment

Paper based
learning materials and
paper based assessment





Most recent customer reviews

Tanya Pollock

1 year ago

"Lots of support offered via online tutor if needed. Fast response from office if you need to ring."

Tanya decided to study this course to increase her understanding of falls prevention as well as increase the quality of care she provides in her care service.

'Improve my knowledge and understanding in order to increase the quality of care I provide in our service provision. I would like to improve better outcomes for people who have fallen or are likely to fall.'
'I was unaware high volumes of medication could put someone at risk of falling and now take this into consideration. I also have already requested 2 falls risk assessments have been completed by an OT since the completion of the course.'
'Very straight forward online. Lots of support offered via online tutor if needed. Fast response from office if you need to ring. Very efficient service. Thank you.'

Martin Turton

2 years ago

"The course has given me greater awareness of fall hazards and focused my attention on outdoor hazards."

Martin chose to study this course to develop his understanding of the different types of possible internal and external hazards. He has implemented the knowledge that he has learnt from the course into his care home.

'I studied this course to ensure that falls prevention management is approached thoroughly in our care home.'
'The course materials were good and the questions made sure you read through them all.'
'It has given me a greater awareness of fall hazards and focused my attention on outdoor hazards such as uneven slabs, poor lighting, moss and algae, lack of handrails, as well as preventative measures including the importance and benefits of exercise.'

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