Assessing Mental Capacity Certificate Course

Assessing Mental Capacity Certificate Course


Vulnerable individuals can sometimes lack the mental capacity to make best-interest decisions for themselves. This course dives into the main principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, exploring the rights of patients who lack capacity and your responsibilities as a care provider. It is a training program for anyone who works in the health care or social care sector.

Throughout the course, you will gain the skills to support and protect patients who lack capacity, assisting them in making decisions and safeguarding them from ill-treatment and neglect. It provides practical training and guidance on the steps to assessing mental capacity, as well as how to challenge the result of an assessment.

What’s more, you will familiarise with patient confidentiality guidelines and record-keeping best practices to ensure your compliance and proficiency in this field. Not only will you gain an excellent understanding of the MCA and the public bodies and services created by it, but you will have the awareness to promote human rights and plan for a brighter future.

Please note: This course only gives you the theoretical knowledge that you need to excel in this field. This Assessing Mental Capacity Certificate Course doesn’t entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Know how to test capacity and challenge the result of an assessment of capacity
  • Have the ability to support vulnerable adults in making best interest decisions
  • Gain an understanding of the duties of the Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Develop the skills to protect people who lack capacity from ill-treatment and neglect
  • Familiarise with the rules regarding patient confidentiality and record-keeping
  • Deepen your knowledge of public bodies and services created by the MCA Act 2005

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to participate in an automated multiple-choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for CPD accredited certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

To enhance your knowledge regarding the course and to further assess your learning, you are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, which you can complete anytime you wish.

After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.


After completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, for £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, for just £15.

Who is This course for?

This course will benefit anyone looking to develop their knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and the rights of individuals who lack capacity. It is ideal for those working in the health care or social care sector. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.

Course Curriculum

Assessing Mental Capacity Certificate Course
Module 1. The Mental Capacity Act1 00:14:00
Module 2. Assessment of Mental Capacity1 00:12:00
Module 3. Best Interest Decision Making1 00:22:00
Module 4. Advocacy and Advance Planning1 00:15:00
Module 5. Providing Care or Treatment to People Who Lack Capacity1 00:14:00
Module 6. Confidentiality and Record Keeping1 00:10:00
Module 7. Mental Capacity Assessment & Law1 00:22:00
Module 8. Public Bodies and Services Created by MCA Act 20051 00:08:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Assessing Mental Capacity Certificate Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Assessing Mental Capacity Certificate Course 00:30:00

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