Course outlines, previews and purchasing options

Mental Capacity Act

Central eLearning’s Mental Capacity Act course is designed to increase your awareness of how the Act empowers and protects people who lack capacity to decide or consent, or may do so in the future, as well as protecting those who provide care and treatment to individuals assessed as lacking capacity.

The course highlights the key principles of the Act, explains the institutions that form the legal framework and introduces the main functions and roles: assessing capacity, best interest decisions, advance decisions, lasting power of attorney, court appointed deputies, and independent mental capacity advocates.

By the end of the Mental Capacity Act course, you will:

  • Understand the purpose and principles of the Act
  • Consider the legal and institutional framework of the Act
  • Understand the definition of capacity and consent and know how to assess
  • Be familiar with the checklist for establishing best interests
  • Be aware of advance decisions, exclusions and research rules
  • Understand the role and remit of attorneys, deputies and advocates
  • Understand how the Act protects workers and safeguards adults at risk

Central’s eLearning courses offer a wealth of relevant information, delivered using interactive graphics, reflective practice exercises, multimedia case studies and quizzes.

Our courses are certificated upon achieving 80% or more in the end of course multi-choice assessment.

Course Costs

Multi licence options: We have discounts available for bulk purchases with free use of our Learning Management System for larger orders. Please contact us for more information.

Individual licences: £20.00(+VAT) for a month's access.

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