Mental Capacity

This training introduces the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), and covers the measure put in place to protect those in hospitals or care homes from being inappropriately deprived of their liberty.

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Course description

This training, fully endorsed by West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, provides a basic awareness of the Mental Capacity Act and covers the measures put in place to protect those in hospitals, care homes or other healthcare organisations from being inappropriately deprived of their liberty. This course introduces the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 (which came into full force in 2007) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), and covers the purpose of the MCA, to whom it applies and its five core principles.

This one module course delivers one CPD hour and comprehensively covers:

  • the meaning of ‘Mental Capacity’ and how it applies in practice
  • the five core principles of the Act
  • your own responsibilities with regards to the Act
  • the roles of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and the Court of Protection
  • the purpose of the DoLS and suitable restraint
  • the assessment process and action to take where concerns exist that someone is being deprived of their liberty.

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This course costs £10.50 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.

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Key features and benefits

Price £10.50 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 1 hour

Target Audience All

  • Multi-User Discounts are available. If you need to buy for 10+ learners, please contact our team for a tailored pricing package.
  • Helps provide a basic awareness of the Mental Capacity Act, as well as the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Available online only
  • This course is level 2 (as graded against the nationally accepted levels for training courses)
  • Delivers 1 CPD credit
  • 70% pass mark
  • Certificate fully endorsed by West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Accredited / endorsed by

CPD CertifiedWest Midlands Ambulance Service