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 for many years, as well as the leading cause of death from injury for people aged over 75.
Falls, and injuries from falls, can affect a person’s confidence, impact on their mental health and quality of life, and prevent a person from living independently. It is crucial that those working in the health and social care sector are aware of how to prevent falls and how to take care of someone who has experienced a fall. This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of the impact and consequences of a fall, the risks and hazards that could result in a fall, and how to prevent or reduce the risk of falls.
Who is suitable?
This course is ideal for learners who wish to increase their awareness and understanding of falls and how to prevent them. Anyone who currently works in the health and social care sector and wishes to progress their career would benefit from this course, as well as anyone who is looking to work in the sector. The qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above.
What you will learn
This course is split into four units:
Unit 1: Falls in context
Unit 2: The risk factors and causes of falls
Unit 3: Falls assessment and prevention
Unit 4: Managing falls.
Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal Tutor and a Learner Support Advisor.
This course is available:
Paper-based learning with online assessments.
All of our award-winning, paper-based learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.
Gain a nationally recognised qualification
Establish a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector
This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study
Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development
Personal tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.