Mental Capacity Act training course

This Mental Capacity Act course offers a deep dive into the legislation surrounding individuals' capacity and their rights. Furthermore, the course moves beyond mere legalities to focus on the fundamental aspects of safeguarding and support.

In addition, learners gain insight into the delicate balance between upholding autonomy and ensuring protection for vulnerable individuals who may temporarily lack decision-making capacity. This Mental Capacity Act training equips professionals with practical strategies and knowledge essential for navigating complex scenarios within social care and support work.

The training course will help participants develop a nuanced understanding of how to apply the principles of the Mental Capacity Act effectively. In essence, it empowers individuals to recognise signs of incapacity. As well as, how to implement appropriate measures to safeguard individuals' rights while promoting their dignity and autonomy.

With a strong emphasis on practical application, participants emerge from this training equipped to navigate the intricacies of supporting individuals who may lack decision-making capacity with confidence and empathy.

  • What is the Mental Capacity Act?
  • What the MCA means for care services and workers?
  • What does Mental Capacity mean?
  • Five key principles
  • Your assessment procedure
  • The test to assess capacity
  • Helping someone to make a decision
  • Best interests decisions
  • The role of the Public Guardian
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Decisions
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA)
This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. However, it may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about the essentials of the Mental Capacity Act.We offer our courses for your LMS as SCORM files. Depending on the scope of what you need there may be a charge for this. Please connect to discuss it with us.
This course will take 30 Minutes to complete.

You can access this Health and Social Care online course as part of the Unlimited Care Package, which includes 130+ courses and certificates, on the Click eLearning platform. Starting from just £3, access unlimited learning in one simple subscription.

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Mental Capacity Act eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Mental Capacity Act course

By the end of the online course, you will:

  • Know the essentials about the legislation
  • Understand the process of assessing mental capacity
  • Understand the roles of different people involved
  • Know how the Mental Capacity Act applies to your role
  • Understand the impact of short and long term capacity loss
  • Know when to raise concerns

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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As a leading eLearning platform provider, Grey Matter Learning recognises the importance of accessibility in learning. We are proud to have integrated Recite, an innovative tool that enables learners to access eLearning content more easily, regardless of their abilities. With Recite, learners can benefit from text-to-speech in over 65 languages, colour contrast adjustments, and translation of over 100 languages, to enhance their learning experience.

These tools can help to make learning more inclusive and accessible for learners with visual or hearing impairments, as well as those who speak different languages. By incorporating Recite into our website and Click eLearning platform, we are able to provide our carers with a comprehensive and accessible training solution that helps to promote learning outcomes for all learners.