Mental Capacity Act - In Practice (endorsed) Level 3

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Course Modules

  • Introduction To The Mental Capacity Act
  • The Act In Practice - Impact Of Impaired Mental Capacity
  • The Act In Practice - Protection And Best Interests
  • The Act In Practice - The Court Of Protection And Legal Issues
  • Training and Assessment method

    e-Learning, Online (exclusively over the Internet).
    Multiple choice questions (instant results).

    Evidence of achievement

    At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by Training Qualifications UK.

    This endorsed BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

    All workers who, as a key part of their role, care for and support individuals who lack mental capacity, which includes anyone who:

    • Needs to understand the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
    • Cares for or supports those who lack mental capacity
    • Needs to understand how to apply the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) to their work.

    The course will appeal to individuals from any occupational background, who have a role to play in caring for or supporting those who lack mental capacity, including:

    • Care staff
    • Senior care staff
    • Those who act as attorneys or court appointed deputies
    • Care Managers
    • Team supervisors
    • Team managers
    • First line managers
    • Middle managers
    • Aspiring managers
    • Clerical staff
    • Ancillary staff
    Course Description

    This online course, that is endorsed by Training Qualifications UK, consists of four modules, with the first module exploring the detail of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the remaining three modules exploring the application of the Act when caring for and supporting those who lack mental capacity:

    • In the Introduction To The Mental Capacity Act module: the detail of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) is examined. The module will focus on the broad outlines of the Act and will explore issues such as the Five Key Principles, best interests, protection and lasting powers of attorney.
    • The Act In Practice - Impact Of Impaired Mental Capacity module: focuses on the impact of impaired mental capacity on the individual. It explores the Five Statutory Principles, relating them to real-life situations. Later in the module we identify ways in which people are affected by mental capacity and what help is needed to make decisions. The module finally explores how people are assessed for mental capacity and examines the issues relating to record keeping and confidentiality.
    • The Act In Practice - Protection And Best Interests module: focuses on the importance of 'best interests' for the person who lacks mental capacity. It also explores how people are protected under the Act before examining the complexities of 'Lasting Power of Attorney'
    • In the Act In Practice - The Court Of Protection And Legal Issues module: explores the legal aspects of the Act, with a specific focus on the 'Court Of Protection', 'Advance Decisions' and the 'Independent Mental Capacity Advocate'. For each aspect, real-life examples are explored to enable the learner conceptualise these important aspects.

    The content of this course covers the key aspects of the Mental Capacity Act (2005), exploring the key issues using real-life examples, the course will focus specifically on the:

    • Detail of the Act
    • Impact of impaired mental capacity on the individual
    • Protection and supporting of best interests for the person who lack mental capacity
    • Court Of Protection its working and the powers it holds.

    This comprehensive and detailed course is designed to greatly extend the knowledge base of those charged with supporting and protecting those who lack mental capacity. Through the detailed exploration of the principle aspects of care and support required by those who lack mental capacity, it will help to drive up the standards of care within the community and care organisations who operate in this very specialised area of care.

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