Mental Capacity Act

Cost: £6.00

Welcome to our Mental Capacity Act online Training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Mental Capacity Act online training module:

1. Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act:
• Purpose and scope of the act
• Key principles and values underlying the act
• Importance of promoting and respecting individual autonomy and decision-making

2. Understanding mental capacity:
• Definition of mental capacity
• Factors that can affect mental capacity
• Assessing mental capacity using the two-stage test
• Differentiating between a lack of capacity and unwise decisions

3. Legal framework and decision-making:
• Decision-making authority and responsibilities under the act
• Identifying appropriate decision-makers (e.g., Lasting Power of Attorney, Court of Protection)
• The role of healthcare professionals in assessing and supporting decision-making

4. Best interests decision-making:
• Principles of best interests decision-making
• Factors to consider when determining best interests
• Involving the individual in the decision-making process, where possible
• Considering the views and wishes of family members or other relevant individuals

5. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS):
• Understanding DoLS and its purpose
• Criteria for authorizing a deprivation of liberty
• Role of the healthcare worker in identifying and reporting potential deprivation of liberty situations

6. Advance care planning and advance decisions:
• Definition and importance of advance care planning
• Understanding advance decisions to refuse treatment (ADRT)
• Healthcare worker's role in supporting and implementing advance care plans and ADRTs

7. Consent and mental capacity:
• Importance of informed consent and decision-making capacity
• Obtaining valid consent from individuals with fluctuating or impaired capacity
• Legal requirements for valid consent

8. Safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act:
• Recognizing and responding to potential abuse or neglect
• Understanding the legal framework for safeguarding vulnerable individuals
• Balancing autonomy and protection in safeguarding situations

9. Record-keeping and documentation:
• Importance of accurate and detailed record-keeping
• Documenting mental capacity assessments, best interests decisions, and consent discussions
• Ensuring compliance with data protection and confidentiality requirements.

The learning outcomes are:

1.Understanding the principles of the MCA
2. Knowledge of the assessment of mental capacity
3. Ability to conduct mental capacity assessments
4. Knowledge of the legal framework for decision-making
5. Awareness of best interests decision-making.
6. Understanding of the deprivation of liberty safeguards
7. Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of different professionals
8. Familiarity with the documentation and record-keeping requirements:
9. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals lacking mental capacity
10. Understanding of the implications of the MCA on ethical and legal practice

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Mental Capacity Act online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.