Mental Capacity Act Training | Online E-learning

Protect and empower people who can’t make their own decisions

This Mental Capacity Act Training provides insight and guidance about the MCA (2005). You will all learn about the framework that protects and empowers vulnerable people who may be unable to make certain decisions. Understanding this important legislation is essential to providing good and legal care.

The Mental Capacity Act is important as it protects and empowers vulnerable people who are unable to make their own decisions. This mental capacity act training will give you an in-depth look at the Act, and explain the reason for it, how it works to improve people’s lives, and your responsibilities under it.

After a helpful overview, this interactive e-learning will then explain the guidelines for assessment of capacity, requirements, exceptions, and why they might be necessary.  You will then be shown how decision-making processes work, and who might be involved.

Learning also covers useful topics, such as consent, managing disagreements, and the use of restraint, as well as offering places to go for further information and support.

What will I learn?

By the end of this Mental Capacity Act training e-learning, you will be able to:

  • Outline the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Assess capacity to consent
  • Explain the law and guidelines surrounding restraint
  • Outline the process and laws around decision making
  • Manage disagreements
  • Explain exceptions under the Mental Capacity Act

Who should take this course?

This Mental Capacity Act training e-learning is suitable for anyone working in healthcare and social care, who may encounter patients with decreased mental capacity.

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. Contact us to find out about our bespoke multi-lingual courses.

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Mental capacity act training course Content

  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • MCA 5 key principles
  • When are assessments used?
  • Decision making
  • How are assessments made?
  • Exceptions
  • Assessment requirements
  • Involvement in decision making
  • Keeping records
  • Health and social care
  • Best interests checklist
  • Decision makers and legal documents
  • Disagreements
  • The MCA
  • Examples
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Useful links