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Overview

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 currently working in the mental health care 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 be familiarised with the process of decision making for the benefit of service users, and the 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.

Please note: This course only gives you the theoretical knowledge that you need to excel in this field. This Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS doesn’t entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Learn the proper definition of the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS)
  • Learn how to support someone lacking capacity and protect their best interests
  • Broaden your knowledge of the role of the Court of Protection and court-appointed deputies
  • Gain an excellent understanding of the application and authorisation of DOLS
  • Understand the implications of DOLS for both the service user and service provider
  • Deepen your understanding of the supporting framework for mental health care provision

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Text lessons
  • Online study materials

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Certification

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued 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.

Why study this course

This mental health care training 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

Course Curriculum

Mental Health Care Training - MCA & DOLS
Module 1. The Mental Capacity Act 00:17:00
Assessment of Mental Capacity 00:16:00
Module 3. Best Interest Decision Making 00:23:00
Advocacy and Advance Planning 00:17:00
Module 5. Providing Care or Treatment to People Who Lack Capacity 00:16:00
Confidentiality and Record Keeping 00:13:00
Public Bodies and Services Created by MCA Act 2005 00:12:00
Interface with Legislation, Policy and Procedures 00:17:00
DOLS to LPS 00:19:00
Authorised Deprivation 00:22:00
Legal Background to DOLS 00:16:00
The Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards During a Pandemic 00:20:00
Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) 00:25:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS 00:20:00
Assignment
Assignment – Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS 01:10:00

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Course Reviews

  1. Kyle Wyatt

    Very interesting course. Enjoying my lessons.

    5
  2. Billy Waters

    This is a very well-planned course. It filled with up to date information and quizzes to sharpen up your skills.

    4
  3. Ruby Richardson

    This course covers all the essential skills to work in health care. If you are a newbie like me, take the course it will come in handy

    4

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