Mental Capacity Act
£45 Click to Register and start any time
This course has been updated in line with the Care Act 2014
The Mental Capacity Act is intended to assist and support people who may lack capacity and to discourage anyone who is involved in caring for someone who lacks capacity from being overly restrictive
or controlling. The Act also aims to balance an individual’s right to be protected from harm if they lack capacity to make decisions to protect themselves. This course aims to help care workers look
at how the Act will affect them and to help them to develop best practice to include in the new legislation.
By the end of the module, participants will be able to:
List and understand the basic principles of the Act and why we need them
Identify how people make decisions and the decisions that they need to make
Demonstrate knowledge of how to assess/judge if someone has the capacity to make a particular decision
Show that they understand how to make a ‘best interests’ decision for someone who lacks capacity
Apply the above to their place of work
List the other key features of the Act
Identify where they may need to adapt the way that they document assessments and decisions made on behalf of service users
Welcome and Learning objectives
Legislation and Codes of Practice
Understand and Assessing Capacity
Roles and Responsibilities
You and Your Organisation
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.
Approximately 2 - 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This course is aimed at care sector workers, particularly those working with vulnerable adults.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.