Mental Capacity Act 2005

This comprehensive course on the MCA has been developed in collaboration with the Department of Health. All the key aims and principles of this important legislation are covered, including the concepts of ‘mental capacity’ and ‘best interests’. It offers an overview of some of the key areas of learning for all staff whose work may be affected by the Act, including the importance of the Code of Practice and how the courts become involved. This course is popular with our professional carers and is also useful for informal carers and family members.

The course is broken down into 6 bite-sized units with the following titles:

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

On completion of this course learners 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)

and lots more ...

Mental Capacity Act 2005

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Duration: 2 hours plus


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