Falls Prevention Awareness

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention.

Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

  • Free online course


  • Course duration

    6 weeks

  • Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • Experience

    No previous knowledge is required or assumed

  • Awarding body

    NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Overview of Falls Prevention Awareness

Qualification objectives

The objective of the qualification is to allow learners to 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 reoccurrence of falls

Prevention and management

Falls are the most frequent and serious type of accident in people aged 65 and over, with 10,000 falls happening each day. Falls often affect a person physically and mentally – they can result in fractures and broken bones, but also in a lack of confidence and isolation. 

You will learn about the risk factors and causes of falls, as well as how to prevent falls and how to manage them when they happen.

Course units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate, learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units:

Falls in context

In this unit learners will look at falls in different settings and understand the consequences that falling can have on an individual.

It also covers falls awareness and prevention programmes, and legislation and guidance relating to falls.

The risk factors and causes of falls

This unit looks at the risk factors that can increase an individual’s likelihood of falling. It covers personal and environmental factors that can be a cause of falls.

Falls assessment and prevention

In this unit, learners will understand how to assess, monitor and review an individual’s risk of falling.

They’ll also look at a range of interventions that can reduce the risk of falls and the specialist support available.


Managing falls

This unit covers how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall, as well as the roles and responsibilities of staff in falls situations.

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

Qualification benefits

Develop your skills

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Launch or advance your career

Build up enough knowledge, skills and confidence to transition into a new career.

Improve your CV

Level 2 qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited, giving you the foundations to improve your job prospects.

Course sample

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Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.


19+ at the start of the academic year.


  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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