Level 2 accredited Mental Capacity Act and DOLS

Endeavour Care Training
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

In the current pandemic of COVID 19. We can also arrange any course to be delivered to you and your staff via webinar. 20 delegates for 3 hours £150

Who is the course for?

To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with an overview of the subject, enabling an understanding of the assessment process and how to implement the mental capacity act and best interest.

What is it mapped to?

Level 2 award enables learners to achieve the standard required, knowledge and understanding of a subject relevant to their own work setting.

What does the course include?

  • Introduction to Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • What is Mental Capacity / Reasons for implementation/ who is affected / 5 key principles of the act / other considerations?
  • Defining Capacity
  • Test of capacity / Assessing capacity / best interests / Differing capacity scenarios / safeguards / Communication
  • Decisions about Mental Capacity
  • Who should assess / who to involve / other factors that affect capacity / when capacity should be reviewed / Professional involvement / Record keeping? Also Included: - Working with decisions / Care plans / Advance care planning / Advance statements / Living wills / LPA /IMCA.
  • Why DOLS is needed: - Lawful deprivation of liberty / assessment process required for assessing both mental capacity and the authorisation for deprivation of liberty / What constitutes a deprivation of liberty and how it is likely to occur / How the assessment process works / What to do if you suspect there is a deprivation of liberty

The introduction of the Mental Capacity Act firms up the past and current situation for ‘decision making’ and ‘mental capacity’

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) amended (2014) is a law of statute

Prior to the implementation of this Act matters relating to mental capacity were covered by ‘common law’

Mental capacity means a person is capable of making decisions. The Act applies to: people in England and Wales and adults and young adults aged 16 and over.

The Act introduces changes that will: help people to make their own decisions and protect people who cannot make their own decisions.

Lacking Capacity means: The inability to make decisions.

The Mental Capacity Act also gives guidance to: people who want to help a person to make their own decisions.

People who need to decide whether a person is “lacking capacity”

People who need to decide what to do if a person cannot make a decision.

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were introduced to: Prevent random decisions depriving vulnerable people of their liberty and for their protection.

The safeguards ensure that service users who need to be deprived of their liberty: Have representatives and rights of appeal with regular review and monitoring.

The safeguards cover people in hospital and care homes registered under the Care Standards Act 2000 whether the person was placed publicly or privately.

What do learners receive?

  • Course notes
  • Certificate
Course Length

3 Hours

Number of Attendees

Attendees minimum 6 to maximum 15


This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.


All delegates will receive an Advantage accredited certificate

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