Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

This easily-digestible four-module Mental Capacity Act course considers the core principles – Code of Practice, Lasting Power of Attorney and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – legislated for under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.


In the course you’ll learn, via various training scenarios, how to make decisions in a person’s best interests, how to accurately assess someone’s mental capacity and when and why to use restraint.

You’ll also cover things like advance decisions, the role of the Court of Protection and Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) and how mental capacity assessment works.

Course content
  • Module 1: Core Principles
  • Module 2: Assessing Capacity
  • Module 3: Protection
  • Module 4: Decisions
What will learners get out of it?

On completion of this Mental Capacity Act Training Course a user will know:

  • What mental capacity is
  • Who the Mental Capacity Act concerns
  • The Mental Capacity Act code of practice
  • The five core principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • When and how to assess mental capacity
  • How to make decisions in a person’s best interests
  • The importance of keeping good records
  • What can be done within the law
  • When and how to use restraint
  • Deprivation of Liberty safeguards
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • How to resolve disputes
  • The Court of Protection
  • Advance decisions
  • The role of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs)
  • The importance of research
  • How to approach and communicate with children and young people who lack mental capacity
Who is the course for?

For anyone who is required to determine a person’s capacity in relation to decisions they face through the adult care process and in their lives

Accreditations and endorsements

This course was developed by Me Learning

Duration & CPD

30 mins approximate


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