With this Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards course outline and understand the relevant legal frameworks, policy and guidelines whilst also being able to explain the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided.
Working in a social care setting means looking after or supporting individuals who sometimes need extra help. When in this setting it is important to understand the mental capacity of the individuals in your care, often carried out through assessment, as this will help tailor their support. There are various reasons to why someone may lack mental capacity, and in the cases where this is lacking, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) looks to protect the person to ensure their liberty is not being deprived in their care arrangements.
This short course looks to explore the topic of Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, with focus on legal frameworks, policies and guidelines to provide learners with a strong foundation of knowledge.
This 30-minute course can be used as an introduction or as refresher training to ensure that all learners have up to date knowledge of Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
At the beginning of each module learners will be asked to answer a “knowledge check” question. Answering the question correctly will allow learners the opportunity to skip this section. However, if they wish to complete it anyway, they are still able to.
On completion of this course, learners will be able to print a Virtual College certificate. Learners must complete the course to obtain their certificate.
30 study minutes to complete. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly learners can study and absorb the material.
This training is designed for care workers and support workers wanting to get a good understanding of what is required of them within their role as well as for anyone working in a Social Care setting wanting annual refresher training.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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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.
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.