Mental Capacity Act Course

//Mental Capacity Act Course

Mental Capacity Act Course


Mental Capacity Act training is required in many sectors including the care sector.

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Mental Capacity Act training is required in many sectors including the care sector. The aim of this course is to promote understanding of what constitutes mental capacity, promote understanding of the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, promote awareness of how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 relates to other Legislation, and promote understanding of the carers responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

By the end of this session, candidates will understand the core principles of the Mental Capacity Act, capacity testing, appropriate record keeping and understand how complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 promotes a person-centred approach to care.

This course is available fully online or as a half day course with a guided learning hours of 4 and available nationally through our network of approved instructors.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 54 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • MCA Act
    • MCA Assessment
    • MCA Assessment Criteria
    • MCA Associated Organisations/Individuals
    • Power of Attorney
    • Duty of Care
    • Confidentially in the Workplace
    • Person centred values in everyday work
  • Deprivation of liberty Safeguarding
    • Deprivation of liberty Safeguarding – DOLS
    • DOLs Application
    • DOLs Restrictions
    • DOLs Assessment Stages
    • The Supervisory Body’s Decision
    • Cheshire West Judgement
  • Course Summary


  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Council workers
  • Doctors
  • Charity workers
  • Teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Medical assistants