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Safeguarding Adults at Risk
Mental Capacity Act

These courses are for health and social care workers who are likely to encounter vulnerable adults at risk in their day-to-day roles.

The Mental Capacity Act course has been updated in line with the Care Act 2014.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Complete in 3 to 5 hours
  • Interactive course with high-quality animations
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Instant digital certificates on completion


What is safeguarding? Ultimately, it's about ensuring the wellbeing and safety of vulnerable members of the community, whether it be due to age, mental capacity or simply their current circumstances.

The Safeguarding Adults course is based around scenarios that social care workers might encounter, encouraging learners to think about how they would respond in line with safeguarding procedures.

The Mental Capacity Act course aims to help care workers to develop best practice in assisting and supporting people who may lack the capacity to make best-interest decisions.

Training outcomes

  • Understand what safeguarding is and your role in safeguarding adults.
  • Recognise an adult potentially in need of safeguarding and take action.
  • Understand the procedure for making a safeguarding adults alert.
  • Understand dignity and respect when working with adults.
  • Recall policies, procedures and legislation that support safeguarding adults activity.
  • List the five basic principles of the Mental Capacity Act and demonstrate awareness of why they are needed.
  • Understand the legal framework for acting and making decisions for someone who lacks capacity to do this themselves.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to evaluate whether someone has the capacity to make a particular decision.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of how to make a ‘best interests’ decision for someone who lacks capacity.
  • List the other key features of the Act.
  • Identify where you may need to adapt the way that you document assessments and decisions made on behalf of a person who lacks capacity.


Safeguarding Adults is accredited by CPD. Mental Capacity Act is also accredited by CPD. The certificates, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against.


Both courses usually take between 3-5 hours to complete, depending on the speed of learning. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout and the training can be paused and resumed in our learning management system at any time.

Target audience

This training pack is aimed at anyone working with vulnerable adults in a health and social care role.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate

Each end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test six times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion of each course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of more than 10 courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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