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Mental Capacity Act Training

Mental Capacity is a person’s everyday ability to make decisions about what happens to them, including decisions about their care and treatment.

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) aims to protect, support and empower individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about care and treatment, and provides a legal framework for decision making on behalf of people who cannot make decisions themselves.

All individuals working with or caring for adults who may lack capacity to make specific decisions must comply with the Mental Capacity Act and other legislation when making decisions or acting for that person as well as following a Code of Practice.

It is important for those working in these roles to undertake Mental Capacity Awareness training so that they fully understand the elements covered by the Mental Capacity Act, understand how to protect those they work with and appreciate how the features of the Act can help them in their job role.

  • Detailed information about The Mental Capacity Act and how it can be applied
  • High quality training experience using case studies and real-world scenarios
  • Instantly available online with access 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
  • Certificate upon completion
Duration: Approx. 50 minutes

*Annual price per unit 

£25.00

Discounts for larger volume and multi-year subscription purchases.
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About the Mental Capacity Act Online Training Course

The Mental Capacity Act Training Course supports those individuals who work with or care for vulnerable adults, and ensures that they have an awareness of the elements covered by the Mental Capacity Act (2005) so that they are able to support and protect the welfare and freedom of choice of the adults in their care.

This course explains how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards apply to your workplace and through the use of case studies based in real life, will ensure that learners think about and understand important factors that may affect decision making.

 

Aims of the course

The aim of the Mental Capacity Act Training Course is to ensure that learners understand the Mental Capacity Act, become familiar with key terminology used and know how the Act can support their job role.

By the end of this course learners will:

  • know what mental capacity is and how to assess it
  • understand the Mental Capacity Act and who it relates to
  • have an understanding of the five key principles of the Act
  • appreciate the key roles and responsibilities of people and organisations.

 

Who is this online training course for?

The Mental Capacity Act Training Course is suitable for those who directly oversee the care of others as well as employers who manage those working in social care.

Course content

1INTRODUCTION

The course begins by introducing what we mean by ‘Mental Capacity’ and explores what the Mental Capacity Act is and who it applies to.

The aims of the Act are looked at, as well as how it relates to other legislation.

 

2ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This section outlines those people who may act in an official capacity on a person’s behalf and looks at the roles and responsibilities of:

  • An Attorney (includes case study)
  • A Court of Protection (includes case study)
  • An Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) (includes case study)
  • Court appointed Deputies (includes case study)

 

3FIVE KEY PRINCIPLES OF THE ACT

Within this section, learners will explore the five key principles of the Mental Capacity Act and look at each of them in detail. They are:

  • A presumption of capacity
  • Supporting individuals to make their own decisions
  • Unwise decisions
  • Best interests
  • Less restrictive intervention

 

4ASSESSING CAPACITY

This section will help learners to understand information about:

  • When capacity should be assessed
  • Treating everyone equally
  • A two stage assessment
  • Who should assess capacity
  • Reasonable belief
  • When to involve a professional

 

5DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY SAFEGUARDS

This chapter of the course covers:

  • The meaning of ‘Deprivation of Liberty’
  • Authorisation
  • Circumstances when a person may be deprived of their liberty
  • When DoLS cannot be used
  • Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

 

6DISAGREEMENTS AND DISPUTES

The final section of the course explores disagreements and disputes and looks at the options for settling disagreements. The chapter then progresses to explore the role of mediation and contains a case study to enable learners to fully comprehend when this is the best option. To conclude, information is given about who to involve when a disagreement or dispute needs to be escalated.

7ASSESSMENT

A multiple choice assessment where learners answer questions to check their knowledge. A 70% score is required to pass the course and a certificate is available upon completion.

Learners may also be interested in our Safeguarding Adults Online Training as well as our suite of Social Care Online Training Courses, including Person Centered Care Training and Dementia Awareness Training amongst others.

 

Ready-to-go online training

This module is ready-to-go and you could be up and running in a matter of minutes. If you’re still unsure, learn more about the benefits of RealSense’s ready-to-go online training or simply ask us for a demo. We can help you get started and remember our support team are always on hand if you need them.

What do you get?

Our course(s), designed by topic specialists, are simple and easy to use and can be completed in your own time, at your own pace. You will get unlimited 24/7 access to the learning platform, your resources, digital training record and access to your certificate is available upon completion.

When purchasing for larger groups of people, remember that our onboarding process can help setup the platform to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

If you cannot find the answer to your query in our Frequently Asked Questions, or if you would like a quote, a chat through your training requirements or just need some technical help then our support team are here to help. Contact us today.

How is it delivered?

Modules are delivered via our online learning platform, Activbase or available in alternative formats for use on a customer’s own Learning Management System (LMS). Once payment has been received, you will be sent an email from RealSense confirming your purchase followed by a separate email from our Activbase Learning Platform with details on how to access your course(s). Access is available 24/7 for the duration of your license. Customers requiring a different course format e.g. SCORM for use on their own LMS, please contact us with your requirements.

Mental Capacity Act Training

Upon successful course completion, a certificate of achievement is available and or automatically added to a learner’s digital record. 

Digital certificate – print, download, store

The certificate itself includes the learner’s name, course title, completion score / result, completion date and any marks of approval, accreditation authorities, and or distribution partners. It can be downloaded, stored or printed.

Learning records

When using our platform Activbase, learning records are available 24/7 for review, tracking progress and access to certificates. Records contain details of sessions including progress, attempts and results. This and additional data such as associated CPD, standards and qualifications are logged and available for information insights and management reporting – a powerful resource for tracking compliance as well as monitoring learning pathways.

Please note: when accessing the course via standalone media or 3rd party systems, you will need to check those systems log learning activity appropriate to your training needs.

 

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Product Specification

This module is designed to operate on industry standard multimedia PC compatible computers / laptops and or mobile devices with a suitable processor e.g. 2.0GHz Intel or AMD Processor, 4GB RAM or higher. A good reliable internet connection is required of at least 3Mb+/sec.

HTML5

Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later

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CD-ROM

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HTML5

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Screen Readers

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Mac: VoiceOver
iPhone: VoiceOver
iPad: VoiceOver
Android: TalkBack

Accessibility Guidelines

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SCORM / AICC LMS

Our standard courses conform to SCORM / AICC (and TinCan) e-learning standards and have been successfully delivered on over 30 different learning management systems worldwide.

Activbase Online

Activbase is our own simple and easy to use learning platform for administrating, distributing and managing training. Our video based courses are streamed via our Activbase platform.

Other Devices

Most of our products are available on devices including Tablet, iPAD, smartphone or deliverable via media such as CD-ROM, USB memory stick and more. Let us know what you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: How do I access the online learning course?

A: The course is accessed via our own Activbase learning platform, or can be made available as a SCORM object for you to upload to your own Learning Management System.

Q: What if I would like to add or change some of the content to make it more specfic to my organisation?

A: We can swiftly tailor courses to suit your specific training needs. Please contact our team to discuss your requirements and request a quote.

Q: Is it possible to arrange a demo?

A: Yes, of course. If you would like to have a demo of a course or the Activbase Learning Platform then simply contact our team who will be able to arrange a demo for you.

Q: I represent an organisation with lots of employees we would like to train. Can your solution manage that? How much will it cost? Is there a discount when buying for a large workforce?

A: Our digital learning solutions are suitable for small, medium and large organisations. The solution is scalable so you can purchase for an individual or for a large organisation. We have an affordable pricing structure with discounts available for larger volumes. Simply let us know what courses you would like, how many employees you wish to train and we can tailor a package to suit your specific training needs. Simply ask us for a quote.

What is Activbase?

Activbase is a simple and easy to use Learning Management System (LMS) from RealSense that you can use to access your online learning courses. It provides hosting, administration, distribution and tracking of learning activities from a single cloud based platform. Find out more about the features and benefits of Activbase.

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Q: I have a technical issue, what should I do?

A: That’s an easy one. Please contact us. You can get in touch via our online form, email our support team or call your account manager or our technical support team today.

Q: I have forgotten my password, what should I do?

A: If you have forgotten or lost your Activbase password, you can request a password reset through our learning platform, Activbase.

Records and certificates - Is the course accredited? What if i fail? Can I download my certificate?

Q: Is the course accredited?

Most of our courses are accredited by relevant authorities / approval bodies applicable to the course such as CPD, RoSPA or IIRSM. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any specific standard / approval requirements.

Q: Will I get a certificate?

All courses come with a certificate of achievement in recognition of completing the course successfully. A digital record is stored with each learner’s history and certificates are available for access and download.

Q: What if I fail my course?

If you do not achieve the pass rate for the course then you will be given the opportunity to review the training content and attempt the assessment again. With some of the video based courses, the course may be locked on a third failed attempt, subject to a review by your organisation administrator of a member of the RealSense support team.

I have another question, can you help?

If you cannot find the answer to your question here or in our detailed Frequently Asked Questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are here to help answer your queries, help get you started and make sure you are maximising our digital learning solutions throughout.

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Mental Capacity Act Awareness Training
Mental Capacity Act Training
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