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Mental Capacity Act 2005

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This course introduces the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), and covers the measure put in place to protect those in hospitals or care homes from being inappropriately deprived of their liberty.

At the end of this course, learners are required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the assessment (80% pass mark), learners may download a Mental Capacity Act 2005 certificate from their profile page. Our certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit purposes.

  • understand the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • be able to identify when the Act should be considered
  • identify when the Act is not applicable
  • know the 5 key principles of the Act
  • understand how to perform a functional or diagnostic or both, test of capacity
  • appreciate the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate
  • understand the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS 2009)
  • be introduced to future care planning for patients who lack capacity
  • understand the principles of best interest decision making

You can access the E-Learning from almost any computer or device that has an internet connection and a browser. However, for the best usability, we are confident the following browsers will allow users to access all components of the platform successfully.

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Please note that we do not support any versions of Internet Explorer, including version 11. Please use an alternative browser to access  E-Learning sessions.

Yes. You can access E-Learning if you have a smartphone or tablet with internet access. The modules are designed to be responsive, which means the screen layout will automatically re-organise itself to fit onto your device’s screen. However, there is a huge range of smartphones, mobile browsers and operating systems out there and we don’t have the resources to test all of them. We test on Android and Apple mobile devices using the most current browser version available at the time, but we cannot guarantee that our content will work on every mobile device and browser combination.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that data will be saved. We recommend that you close the browser down in the normal manner and log back in again.

The data is saved when the selected piece of E-Learning has been started, completed and at various points during the session. If your computer crashes in the middle of a session, for example, then your data may not be saved.

1 review for Mental Capacity Act 2005

  1. lcarter

    not easy to take quiz on some computers

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