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Falls Prevention Awareness

Course Code: CFPA

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Flexible
Duration: Distance Learning
When you'll study: Distance Learning - Flexible

About the course

The purpose of this qualification is to increase your awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention which will allow you to progress into, or within, employment in healthcare or social care settings.

The objective of the qualification is to allow you 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 risk and reoccurrence of falls.

What you'll learn

The qualification is made up of four mandatory units:

  • unit 01 – falls in context
  • unit 02 – understand the risk factors and causes of falls
  • unit 03 – falls assessment and prevention
  • unit 04 – managing falls.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


This qualification is assessed via an internally assessed and externally verified portfolio of evidence.

What's next?

You may progress onto a range of other health and social care distance learning courses at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.