Mental Capacity Act

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This online Mental Capacity Act course teaches students the basics of this legislation, as well as how to carry out best interests decisions. Assessing capacity and various legal powers are also explained to ensure students have a strong knowledge of the five key principles of the MCA.

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Course Description

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All about this course

The Mental Capacity Act aims to support people that may lack capacity to understand situations. In the course we will look at the five key principles of the Mental Capacity Act to ensure you have a strong knowledge of how and when to make a decision on someone behalf. Working in a person-centred manner will be at the heart of all you do in a care role and this will be incorporated into the course materials. The link between the MCA and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards will also be covered.

This course is suitable for anyone working within the care sector such as nurses, care assistants, social workers and even friends and family of someone that may require capacity assessments.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
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  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Legislation – The first unit of this course will look at the different legislation underpinning the Mental Capacity Act. The unit will explain when the Mental Capacity Act is applicable and how it relates to DoLS. We will also look at the protection of carers in the MCA.
  • Unit 2 – The five key principles – This unit focuses on the five key principles of the Mental Capacity Act and will introduce each. We will look at each principal in this unit so that you have a better understanding of when each is applied. A number of case studies will be introduced as well so that your knowledge can be applied to real situations.
  • Unit 3 – Assessing capacity – This unit will focus on capacity assessments and situations when people may lack capacity. The unit will start by ensuring you have a strong understanding of what capacity is and the situations when people may not have capacity. We will then move on to explore the 2-step test for assessing capacity and cover the link between DoLS and capacity assessments.
  • Unit 4 – Making decisions in the best interests of the individual – Here we will look at the types of decisions that can be made for someone who lacks capacity and how people can be helped to make their own decisions. The unit will cover advocates and deputies so that you have an understanding of these roles, as well as the different powers of attorney relating to the Mental Capacity Act.
  • Unit 5 – Disagreements and legal powers – In this final unit we will look at disagreements regarding capacity and what legal powers are available when a dispute happens. The unit will cover common disputes and forms of abuse relating to someones capacity. We will then cover the ways too handle these disputes and the Court of Protection’s role in these situations.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Mental Capacity Act course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Mental Capacity Act course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Mental Capacity Act course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Mental Capacity Act
Mental Capacity Act
£20 + VAT