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Mental Capacity Act (MCA)

Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act of 2005 (MCA)

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 54 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

Sample Video: Course introduction to MCA

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.

We also offer the DOLs course as a standalone course.

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.

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

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.

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 ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • 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
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • An employer’s guide to Creating an inclusive workplace ?
  • CQC website
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008 code of practice web link
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Mental Capacity Act (2005) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: England 2015-16, Official Statistics
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Health Website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

What People are Saying

“Really great cpd much required if working with vulnerable people ”

- jennifer, advanced Nurse practitioner from Berkshire