Mental Capacity Training Overview

Mental Capacity Training​ Course Outline

Module 1: Mental Capacity – Definitions and Principles

  • What is Mental Capacity?
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Code of Practice
  • What is the Need of the Mental Capacity Act?
  • Five Core Principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • What is a Lack of Capacity?
  • Who is Affected by the Mental Capacity Act?

Module 2: Assessing Capacity

  • What Initiates an Assessment?
  • What to Ask When Assessing Capacity?
  • Assessing Capacity in Relation to Different Types of Decisions
  • Assessing Capacity in Practice
  • What Kind of Help Does Someone Need to Make a Decision?
  • Legal Tests Under Common Law and Other Legislation
  • Excluded Decisions
  • What Type of Records Needs to be Kept?

Module 3: Making Decisions and Acting in Someone's Best Interests

  • Best Interests Decisions and Acts
  • Acts Related to Care and Treatment
  • Who is the Decision Maker in Health and Social Care Services?

Module 4: Restraint and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

  • Limitations on Restraint
  • What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
  • When is an LPA Valid?
  • Who Can be an Attorney?
  • Powers and Limitations of LPAs
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney

Module 5: Dispute Resolving

  • Code of Practice

Module 6: Court of Protection and Deputies

  • What is the Court of Protection?
  • What is a Court-Appointed Deputy?

Module 7: Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment

  • Advance Decisions
  • When are Advance Decisions Valid and Applicable?

Module 8: Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and Research

  • Duties of an IMCA

Module 9: Protection

  • Protecting Vulnerable Adults
  • New Criminal Offences of Ill-Treatment or Wilful Neglect
  • Public Guardian
  • Court of Protection Visitors

Module 10: Children and Young People

  • Young People Under the Age of 16
  • Young People Aged 16 and 17

Module 11: Sharing Information

  • Releasing Information

Module 12: How Will the Mental Capacity Act Change Practice?

  • Some Expectations from Users and Carers

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Who should attend this Mental Capacity Training Course?

The Mental Capacity Training Course is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed judgments about an individual's ability to make specific decisions at specific times. This course will benefit the following professionals:

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Legal Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Nonprofit and NGO Workers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Caregivers and Support Workers

Prerequisites of the Mental Capacity Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Mental Capacity Training Course.

Mental Capacity Training​ Course Overview

Mental Capacity Training Courses provide delegates with insights into assessing Mental Capacity, ensuring that the rights and best interests of vulnerable individuals are always at the forefront. It serves as an essential foundation for fostering respectful, informed, and compassionate care in a realm that demands both knowledge and sensitivity. Mental Health issues are prevalent, and having a profound understanding of Mental Capacity is essential for professionals in various fields.

Proficiency in Mental Capacity is indispensable for professionals in the healthcare sector, social work, and legal domains. Mastering this subject is vital for equipping professionals to make informed decisions regarding patients' or clients' mental capacities. It’s a cornerstone for Mental Health Training, ensuring that caregivers, counsellors, and Legal Advisors can provide the best support possible.

Our intensive 1-day Mental Capacity Training equips delegates with practical skills and theoretical knowledge on the subject. Through interactive sessions and real-life case studies, delegates will understand legal frameworks, and ethical considerations. This training enhances professionals' ability to address complex Mental Health scenarios, fostering a more compassionate and effective approach in their respective fields.

Course Objectives:

  • To master the legal and ethical aspects of Mental Capacity assessment
  • To develop practical skills in evaluating Mental Capacity in diverse situations
  • To understand the intersection of Mental Health and legal frameworks
  • To enhance communication techniques with individuals of varying mental capacities
  • To gain insights into recent developments in Mental Health legislation
  • To navigate complex ethical dilemmas related to Mental Health

After completing the Mental Capacity Training Course, delegates emerge with a profound understanding of Mental Health intricacies. Armed with practical skills and deep insights, they are well-prepared to navigate the complexities of Mental Capacity assessment. Graduates of this course are better equipped to make nuanced decisions, ensuring the welfare and dignity of individuals with Mental Health challenges.

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What’s included in this Mental Capacity Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • Mental Capacity Training Certificate   
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Mental Capacity Training. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Mental Capacity Training, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Mental Capacity Training. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Mental Capacity Training sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


Great value for money

Achieve certification without breaking the bank. Find a lower price elsewhere? We'll match it to guarantee you the best value

Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite Mental Capacity Training at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


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Leverage benefits offered from a certification that fits your unique business or project needs


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Team building opportunity

Our Mental Capacity Training offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


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The course know-how will help you track and evaluate your employees' progression and performance with relative ease

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Mental Capacity Training FAQs

Mental Capacity is the ability to make any particular decision at a time when it is needed for oneself.
There are no formal prerequisites for attending this Mental Capacity training course.
This Mental Capacity Training is suitable for anyone who wants to understand how to assess mental capacity and learn the Mental Capacity Act.
Capacity means using information and knowledge to make some decisions and communicate any decision. It demonstrates the perception of the circumstances, recognition of the outcomes of their decision, and reasoning of their decision process.
A presumption of capacity support individuals to make their own decisions, unwise decisions, best interests, and the less restrictive option is the five principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
In this Mental Capacity Training course, you will learn about mental capacity, the Mental Capacity Act, the act's needs, core principles, the meaning of lack of capacity, the act's effect, etc. You will also learn how to assess capacity, make decisions in someone's interest, use and powers of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), and many other concepts and topics that will help you be empathetic and use your skills to protect vulnerable people.
The training fees for Mental Capacity Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Mental Capacity Training.
Please see our Mental Health courses available in the United Kingdom
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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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