The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention which will allow them to gain employment in a healthcare or social care setting and also enable them to make progress within that environment.
Learners will gain knowledge and understanding of:
- the impact and consequences of a fall
- risks and hazards which contribute to falls
- reducing the risk of falls.
The qualification also covers the importance of recording and reporting any incidence of falls to ensure that interventions can be put in place to reduce the risk and recurrence of falls.
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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. It will also be useful to individuals who support family members who may be at risk of falling.
Learners should be aged 16 or over and must have been resident in the EU for the last 3 years.
The flexible nature of this distance learning course enables learners to fit study time around professional and personal commitments. There are two modules, each with a workbook and final assessment to complete.
This is a distance learning course offering a choice of traditional paper-based assessment or online assessment using an e-portfolio system. Individual support from an assessor is offered, as required.
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