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Mental Capacity Act (MCA) training course for senior staff and managers

Our CPD-accredited training course will give you better knowledge and understanding of the MCA. This is a more in-depth study of duties and responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) for senior staff and managers.

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Courses

Online open course

We are delivering this training as a two-morning open access online course. This course is designed for individuals or small groups to attend.

In-house course

Below is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 16 delegates (for online delivery) and 20 delegates (for face to face delivery at your premises). The course can be adapted to your organisation’s CPD requirements.

Course content

Content includes:

  • human rights and the importance of the MCA
  • the core principles of the MCA
  • assessing capacity, roles and responsibilities
  • learning who can make decisions
  • lasting power of attorney and advance decisions
  • independent mental capacity advocates
  • ‘best interests’ decisions
  • authority for action, restraint and the criminal offences
  • DoLS (Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards) – now and in the future.

Learning outcomes

Attendees will build on existing knowledge to deliver sound guidance for those working within and using the services they manage. Participants will:

  • understand their legal responsibilities under the MCA and the implications for their practice and staff
  • better apply MCA principles when managing care services
  • learn the roles and responsibilities for making decisions under the MCA
  • know how to use a framework for supporting and involving people when making decisions
  • get a clear understanding of the links between human rights, essential standards of quality and safety and the MCA
  • reflect and explore how human rights principles inform good practice when supporting people to make decisions.

Who should attend?

Senior staff and managers in care, health and related services.

Duration

The length of the training is one full day, however SCIE trainers can deliver it over two half-days to suit your organisation’s needs.

CPD accreditation

CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/17.

CPD Standards Office Accredited Course

Book a place on an online open course

2024

Wednesday 20 March – Thursday 21 March 2024

Book on an in-house course

This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 16 delegates (for online delivery) and 20 delegates (for face-to-face delivery at your premises). The course can be adapted to your organisation’s CPD requirements.