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Level 3 Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity Assessment Training Package

With this Level 3 Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity Assessment package explore the jargon, legislation and guidance used in safeguarding adults, how to recognise and act if abuse is suspected and know how to act with best interests of individuals and the importance of autonomy with reference to the principles and Code of Practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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Package Overview

  • Level 3
  • 4-6 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate
  • 8 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Package description

This package consists of 2 popular safeguarding courses Level 3 Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity Assessment to ensure those working with adults remain compliant and have up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding policies, legislation and guidance as well as how to act with best interests of individuals and the importance of autonomy with reference to mental capacity.

You will learn

  • Explain the profound impact some well-known cases of abuse have had on legislation
  • Explain the importance of multi-agency cooperation
  • Define safeguarding in respect to vulnerable adults
  • Describe what you need to do if a vulnerable adult makes a disclosure or if you suspect abuse
  • Explain what whistleblowing is, what it is not and why it is important
  • List the ways you can reduce the risk of abuse
  • List the signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse
  • Outline the responsibilities lead workers have in safeguarding situations
  • Outline why assessing mental capacity is important and understand the legal framework behind this assessment
  • Outline who can assess mental capacity, and how to do the assessment, and how to record it
  • Explain what is meant by an unwise decision
  • Explain what lacking capacity means
  • Describe the duties of an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Doctors, nurses, social workers, care workers, police, paramedics and council workers.
  • Social Workers
  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Councillors
  • Support workers


Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights 1998, Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1998 and Equality Act 2010

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

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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.


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