Mental Capacity Act 2005 | Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited | Instant Course Access | Includes Assessment & Certificate | Instant Certificate Download.
Welcome to our online Mental Capacity Act 2005 training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 applies to everyone involved in the care, treatment and support of people aged 16 and over living in England and Wales who are unable to make all or some decisions for themselves.
The MCA protects and empowers people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. 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.
Certificate duration: 2 years
Entry requirements: No entry restrictions
Recommended prerequisites: N/A
Assessment type: End of course assessment
Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate
Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price
Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)
Who is the course for?
This Mental Capacity Act 2005 e-learning course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:
- NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff,
- Locum doctors and nurses,
- Locum allied health professionals (AHPs),
- Agency nurses,
- Agency workers,
- Healthcare assistants,
- Support workers,
- Care assistants, and
- Community services.
What is covered in this course?
This online Mental Capacity Act 2005 training course covers the following:
- Introduction into the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS),
- Understand the fundamental principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards,
- Definition of “capacity”,
- The Mental Capacity Act 2005,
- The statutory principles,
- Assessment of mental capacity,
- What is the Deprivation of Liberty?
- Deprivation of liberty assessment,
- Best interests principles,
- Legal protection for the decision-maker,
- Special cases,
- Independent mental capacity advocate (IMCA) service,
- Restraint and deprivation of liberty,
- Lasting power of attorney,
- Court of protection and court-appointed deputies,
- Advance decisions,
- Recording your practice, and
- Online learning resources and references relating to mental capacity and deprivation of liberty.