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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties

This Mental Capacity Act and DoLs online training course is perfect for those who have a duty of care towards vulnerable adults and working in the health and social care sector. This online training course will introduce your staff to an understanding of the law including the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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About this Mental Capacity Act & DoLS Awareness training course

This Mental Capacity Act & DoLS training covers the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act, the Deprivations of Liberties Safeguards code of practice, how MCA and DoLs apply to your work, the relationship between the two and the relevant law. Upon successful completion of this online training course, learners will receive a downloadable and printable Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties Training Certificate.

This DoLs and MCA training is vital in ensuring all those in your care are treated with dignity. It is also incredibly important for the welfare of vulnerable people that you know about 'best interest' decisions and when to make them for someone. In order to keep your patient's best interests at the forefront of their care, your staff need this course.

Duration Duration Dependent on delivery method, this MCA and DoLs online training takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this Mental Capacity elearning course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification On completion of this MCA and DoLs training course, either download your certificate or access it at a later date online.
Accreditations Accreditations This DoLs and Mental Capacity Act training online course is CPD accredited and delivered by a Skills for Care Endorsed Provider. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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Mental Capacity Act & DoLS training course learning outcomes

On completion of this DoLs and MCA online training course, learners should know and understand the following:
  • Defining the Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
    Understand and describe what the Mental Capacity Act is, its key principles, MCA development and MCA limitations
  • Defining the Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DOLS)
    Understand and describe what Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards is and DoLs code of practice
  • How this applies to you and your work
    Understand how MCA and DoLs applies to you and your work
  • The relationship
    The relationship between MCA and DoLs
  • Relevant legislation
    Learn what the law states and the relevant legislation
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What is the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) training?

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) is a procedure designed to protect the rights if you are, or become, deprived of your liberty in a hospital or care home in England or Wales and you lack the mental capacity to consent to the arrangements.

This online DoLs training teaches you what needs to be done before a deprivation of liberty can be authorised and how to look after someone who may lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. To enrol on this course, give us a call or contact us here.

What does Mental Capacity Act do?

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) protects people (ages 16 and over) who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment.

MCA training teaches learners how to protect and look after those who may lack mental capacity, its key principles, outlines the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and more. Give us a call today to find out more or enrol your staff on this course.

Why is MCA and DoLs training important? Mental Capacity Act and DoLs are important because it ensures people who can’t consent to their care arrangements in a care home or a hospital are protected if they are deprived of their liberty. MCA and DoLs training is important as it provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of the procedures set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2055 legislation and what is best for those that lack the mental capacity.


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Mental Capacity Act & DoLS Training Course Delivery Methods

Our online MCA and DoLs training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for care staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.   

• Study when you want  
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• Study anywhere you want on any device 

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Complete Course Complete the DoLs and Mental Health Capacity Act training you purchased in the delivery method you chose.
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