Mental Capacity Act 2005

Producer: Embrace Learning

Duration: 10 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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This online training course on the Mental Capacity Act has been developed in association with the Department of Health. Its purpose is to update anyone with an interest in the mental health sector with the provisions of the new Mental Capacity Act. Our e-learning training course can be used in addition to conventional training on the Mental Capacity Act or as a useful alternative for those who prefer to work at their own pace and at a time and place of their choosing.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


Training course units include:

- Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act
- Determining Capacity
- Making Decisions: Providing Care
- The Code of Practice
- The MCA in Practice
- Protection and Supervision


At the end of the course, students will be able to:

- Describe the key aims and principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Explain the terms ‘best interest’ and ‘decision maker’
- Describe the implications of the Bournewood case
- Define the role of the Public Guardian
- Explain what is meant by the Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and differentiate between LPAs and Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs)
- Define what is meant by lacking capacity
- Specify who can assess people for capacity
- Explain how to keep appropriate records in relation to assessing capacity
- Explain what the Code of Practice is and the reasons for its establishment
- Identify the role and duties of IMCAs
- Describe the powers of the Court of Protection and Court-appointed Deputies

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