Practical Vs Theory
Falls represent the most frequent and serious type of accident in people aged 65 and over, with 10,000 falls happening each day. Falls often have both a physical and mental impact, as they can result in lack of confidence, isolation, fractures and broken bones. This course is ideal for anyone working in health and social care and those who have contact with older people who are more susceptible to falls.
You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
You will be assessed via an online portfolio of written work.
Potential Future Career
On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:
- Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
- Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
You will study the following:
- Understanding falls in context
- Understanding the risk factors and causes of falls
- Understanding how to carry out fall assessments and prevention
- Managing falls
The range of units on the Public Services course, alongside access to work experience at Stamford Hospital, helped me secure a full-time job as a Trainee Paramedic!