Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS
Most of us take decision-making for granted, by those who lack mental capacity due to illness or impairment need proper care and support when it comes to their best interests. If you’re looking to start a career in the mental health care sector, or currently work in this sector and want to learn more about MCA & DOLS, then this course is for you.
This course will explore the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) in detail, covering key principles and legal responsibilities of service providers. You’ll learn how to assess mental capacity in individuals and broaden your understanding of the role of the court of protection in regards to DOLS.
Furthermore, you’ll familiarise with the process of decision making for the benefit of service users, and implications involved for both service user and provider. This course can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are no specific learning requirements to enrol.
Protect the rights of those who lack mental capacity and become a competent health care professional, by studying this course today.
The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.
You are taught through a combination of
Endorsed Certification from ABC Awards
After successfully completing this course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new qualification. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £109. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.
CPD Certification from One Education
After successfully completing the MCQ assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that One Education has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by One Education to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
To simplify the procedure of evaluation for learners, we provide an automated assessment system. Upon completion of an online module, you will immediately be given access to a specifically crafted MCQ test. The results will be evaluated instantly, and the score displayed for your perusal. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.
Why study this course
This Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS course applies to the following:
- Anyone who works in the mental health care sector
- Personal carers and those who work in care homes or hospitals
- Aspiring healthcare professionals who want to develop their knowledge & skills
Once you have successfully completed this Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS course, you will have the necessary skills to support service users who lack mental capacity, within a health care setting. Related professions in this field include:
- Mental Health Counsellor
- Social Worker
- Mental Health Nurse
- Primary Care Physicians
|Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS|
|Module 1. The Mental Capacity Act|
|Module 1. The Mental Capacity Act||00:17:00|
|Assessment Module 01|
|Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 2. Assessment of Mental Capacity|
|Module 2. Assessment of Mental Capacity||00:16:00|
|Assessment Module 02|
|Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 3. Best Interest Decision Making|
|Module 3. Best Interest Decision Making||00:23:00|
|Assessment Module 03|
|Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 4. Advocacy and Advance Planning|
|Module 4. Advocacy and Advance Planning||00:17:00|
|Assessment Module 04|
|Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 5. Providing Care or Treatment to People Who Lack Capacity|
|Module 5. Providing Care or Treatment to People Who Lack Capacity||00:16:00|
|Assessment Module 05|
|Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 6. Confidentiality and Record Keeping|
|Module 6. Confidentiality and Record Keeping||00:13:00|
|Assessment Module 06|
|Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 7. Public Bodies and Services Created by MCA Act 2005|
|Module 7. Public Bodies and Services Created by MCA Act 2005||00:12:00|
|Assessment Module 07|
|Module 07 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 8. Interface with Legislation, Policy and Procedures|
|Module 8. Interface with Legislation, Policy and Procedures||00:17:00|
|Assessment Module 08|
|Module 08 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 9. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards|
|Module 9. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards||00:19:00|
|Assessment Module 09|
|Module 09 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 10. Authorised Deprivation|
|Module 10. Authorised Deprivation||00:22:00|
|Assessment Module 10|
|Module 10 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 11. Legal Background to DOLS|
|Module 11. Legal Background to DOLS||00:16:00|
|Assessment Module 11|
|Module 11 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 12. The Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards During a Pandemic|
|Module 12. The Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards During a Pandemic||00:20:00|
|Assessment Module 12|
|Module 12 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Module 13. Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)|
|Module 13. Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)||00:25:00|
|Assessment Module 13|
|Module 13 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||00:10:00|
|Recommended Readings – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||Unlimited|
|Optional Assignment – Mental Health Care – MCA & DOLS||Unlimited|