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Applying the Mental Capacity Act in care and support settings (DPS only)

Distance Learning , Online learning
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Managers / Team Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services
Safeguarding Adults
Course description

This interactive workshop on how to apply the MCA in your setting will focus on assisting people to make their own decisions, assessing their capacity and how to make a Best Interest decision if needed.

This is a remotely delivered course and delegates should therefore ignore any map or venue information.

The training will be delivered through Microsoft Teams. Once your place on this event has been confirmed, you will receive a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting. Please note this invite will be sent close to the day/time of the event.

Please read the attached document – Attending online training- before joining the course.

Please look out for an email to complete session evaluation. We would appreciate your time in completing this so we can evaluate this temporary process. You will then be able to access your certificate.

Training objectives

To understand your role and responsibilities under the MCA and consider how this applies to your practice.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course it is anticipated delegates will have/understand:

  • Re-cap of the MCA

  • 5 key principles

  • 2 stage functional test

  • 4 stage capacity assessment

  • Making judgments about capacity

  • Making a Best Interest decision

  • What to record and how to record it.

Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 6 January 2022
End Date
Sunday 6 February 2022
Closing Date
Wednesday 5 January 2022
14:00 - 16:00
Maximum Places
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