Introduction to Mental Capacity Act (MCA) training course

CPD Standards Office accredited course Our introductory course provides an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) for frontline staff in care, health and related services.

Course content

Explore the Mental Capacity Act with this expert-led, CPD-accredited training course.

Content includes:

  • the importance of the MCA and who it helps
  • the five core principles
  • how to assess capacity to make decisions
  • ways to make decisions in a person’s best interests
  • how to help people plan for the future
  • DoLS (Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards) - now and in the future.

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Learning outcomes

Attendees will gain awareness and understanding of the legal responsibilities and principles of the Mental Capacity Act. They will:

Who should attend?

Front-line staff and team leaders in care, health and related services.


Mental Capacity Act – An introduction course is delivered over one day.

CPD accreditation

CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/17

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This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 25 delegates, trained at your premises. It can be adapted to your organisation’s training and CPD requirements.

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Study as an online e-learning course

Study our introduction to the Mental Capacity Act course as an online e-learning course.

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) e-learning course