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Healthcare and Statutory & Mandatory

Statutory & Mandatory Training: Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Who should assess a person's capacity
Deprivation of liberty: Introduction
The code of practice
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Course Overview

  • Intermediate
  • 4 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate
  • 4 CPD Hours
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This course provides information on the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. It ensures that all staff who work in a healthcare setting understand how to ensure that people in their care are treated with dignity. It also includes information on ‘best interests’ decisions taken on behalf of vulnerable parties, authorisation process for the deprivation of liberty and the documentation of assessment decisions.

You will learn

  • Know the five statutory principles of the Mental Capacity Act and understand why they are needed
  • Understand how to assess if someone has capacity to make a particular decision
  • Know how to make a ‘best interests’ decision for someone
  • Know how to document assessments and decisions made on behalf of service users who lack capacity

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Anyone working in a healthcare role such as care assistants, social care workers, and nurses

How the online courses work

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  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    If you choose to pay via PayPal, we will use the email address linked to your PayPal account to create your Enable system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. 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 have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.


Volume discounts for teams

If you're buying more than 10 of the same course then our volume discounts will be automatically applied to your basket:

  • 20% discount for orders of 10+ of the same course
  • 30% discount for orders of 50+ of the same course
  • 40% discount for orders of 100+ of the same course

Simply choose your training courses, purchase online and your volume discount will be added to your basket.

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If you need a broader catalogue of online training for your team we can help you build a tailored package.

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