We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest title – the Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness (QRN: 603/2552/5).
This exciting new qualification has been a joint development between ourselves and the awarding organisation NCFE CACHE. A little over a year ago we sat down with NCFE CACHE to begin work on creating a business case for this qualification and to subsequently devise a fit for purpose syllabus. Surprisingly, despite the importance of falls awareness and the number of older people who fall each year, there was and is no other nationally accredited qualification in the subject at level 2. All the hard work has paid off, and we believe this new qualification and Hallmark’s accompanying learning resource will make a significant difference by enabling those who support older people, whether in a personal or professional capacity, to become more ‘falls aware’.
Why is an awareness of falls so important?
If you were in any doubt about how important a course like this is, the startling national statistics below reveal how serious a problem the issue of falls is.
The reassuring news is that many falls are preventable with the right support and interventions in place. Hallmark’s learning resource aims to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of falls. Learners will explore the common causes of falls and the factors, both personal and environmental, which increase the likelihood of an individual falling. Learners will then examine a wide range of strategies that they and/or care organisations can take to prevent falls.
For more information about this brand new qualification, please get in touch via our contact us page.
To view the NCFE CACHE Qualification Specification and other information, please click here.
The Falls Prevention Awareness qualification has been confirmed for both Adult Skills (AEB) and ESF funding. To view confirmation on The Hub, please click here.