Mental Capacity Act Training Programme

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South Gloucestershire Council

Course Provider

    Based in Bristol

Regions covered

    South West

How to book

    Use the course enquiry form on the right or call them on 01454 868963.

Training Course Details

  • Course Length: Six weeks
  • Delivery Method: Classroom-based/Venue
  • Suitable for: Individual


This Mental Capacity Act Training Programme gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace and you will send us evidence. You’ll be given feedback as you achieve the required good practice and compliance standard of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.

How the programme works

  • You attend a module workshop
  • You then submit evidence of what you have learned in the workplace (usually within six weeks)
  • You receive feedback which may be shared with your employer

Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a certificate for that module.

Continuing Professional Development
This programme can be used by Social Workers as a basis for Accredited Learning under the South Gloucestershire Council/ University of the West of England Integrated Professional Development Programme.

Module One – Mental Capacity Act Essentials
Applying the principles of the Act, assessing mental capacity and making best interests decisions. A good refresher before embarking on the next modules.

Module Two – Complex Best Interest Decisions
Working with variable capacity, differing professional opinions, proportionate restraint and ethical dilemmas.

Module Three – Deprivation and Detainment
Concepts of liberty and human rights, use of the Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Module Four – Planning Ahead
Understanding Power of Attorney and Deputies, working with Advance Statements and Advance Decisions, supporting End of Life Care Planning.

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