The Mental Capacity Act - Online Training Course - CPDUK Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

The Mental Capacity Act - Level 2 - Online Training Course - CPDUK Accredited

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's Mental Capacity Act online training course. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It applies to people aged 16 and over.

It covers decisions about day-to-day things like what to wear or what to buy for the weekly shop or serious life-changing decisions like whether to move into a care home or have major surgery.

Course content

The Mental Capacity Act online training course covers the following:

  • Chapter 1 - The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Chapter 2 - The role of the law
  • Chapter 3 - Assessment of capacity
  • Chapter 4 - Best interests
  • Chapter 5 - Independent mental capacity advocate service
  • Chapter 6 - The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Summary.

Who is the course for?

The Mental Capacity Act online training course is suitable for the following:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Staff member moving into a new role
  • Allied health professionals and care staff
  • Agency healthcare workers and care workers
  • Community service workers
  • Support workers
  • Any individual who wants to know more about the course.

Course aims

The aims of this Mental Capacity Act online course are to:

  • Develop an awareness and understanding of the legal responsibilities and principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Acquire skills and competencies essential for carrying out and recording assessments of capacity
  • Understand how the Mental Health Act supports human rights and helps in the decision-making process.

Learning outcomes

On completion of The Mental Capacity Act online course, learners will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of the Mental Capacity Act in their everyday work
  • Evaluate their responsibilities in relation to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Establish a framework for supporting and involving people in the decision-making process
  • Describe how they can support people in planning for the future.
  • Demonstrate how the Mental Health Act upholds the human rights of the individual.

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