Mental Capacity Act

Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act of 2005

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.

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.

Duration: 3 Hours

Qualification: Certified CPD Statement

Cost:  £300 per group

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Course Curriculum

Course Introduction


  • 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