Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS

Mental Health Care Training – 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.

Learning Outcomes:

Course design

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

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.


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 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.

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

Career Path

Once you have successfully completed this online mental health 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
  • Psychologists

Course Curriculum

Mental Health Care Training - MCA & DOLS
Module 1. The Mental Capacity Act 00:17:00
Module 2. Assessment of Mental Capacity 00:16:00
Module 3. Best Interest Decision Making 00:23:00
Module 4. Advocacy and Advance Planning 00:17:00
Module 5. Providing Care or Treatment to People Who Lack Capacity 00:16:00
Module 6. Confidentiality and Record Keeping 00:13:00
Module 7. Public Bodies and Services Created by MCA Act 2005 00:12:00
Module 8. Interface with Legislation, Policy and Procedures 00:17:00
Module 9. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 00:19:00
Module 10. Authorised Deprivation 00:22:00
Module 11. Legal Background to DOLS 00:16:00
Module 12. The Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards During a Pandemic 00:20:00
Module 13. 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 – Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS 01:10:00



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