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Mental Capacity Act

Subject Area

Health & Social Care

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Distance Learning

What is the course about?

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) is a key piece of legislation that protects the rights of individuals who lack capacity, as well as providing legal protection to those who provide care, support, and treatment for individuals who lack capacity. The act also outlines what constitutes as restraint and the factors which make restraint lawful.

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of the importance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005), the key elements of the act, and restraining an individual who lacks capacity.

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain or improve their knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and how this affects the care provided to individuals who lack capacity. Anyone who currently works in, or is looking to work in, a health and social care setting would benefit from this course, as would anyone who would like to improve their understanding of the act for personal reasons. This qualification is suitable for students aged 16 and above.

Why should I choose the course?

Benefits against other Mental Capacity Act courses:

You can learn from your own home, in your own time.

You will have access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.

What will I learn?

Section 1: The importance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)

This first section covers how the Mental Capacity Act (2005) empowers people to make decisions for themselves and protects people who lack capacity, as well as why effective communication is important when working with a person who may lack capacity, amongst other topics.

Section 2: Key elements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)

This section explores the five statutory principles included in the Mental Capacity Act (2005), as well as how the act gives legal protection to workers providing care and treatment for individuals who lack capacity, amongst other topics.

Section 3: Restraint

The final section covers the range of actions that amount to restraint, the factors which make restraint lawful under the Mental Capacity Act (2005), and the actions that are necessary to ensure that a person is lawfully ‘deprived of their liberty’.

What will the course lead on to?

All modules will be linked to generic business needs as well as personal development needs.

Are there any links with industry and university?

All modules will be linked to generic business needs as well as personal development needs.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

For further information on student support please visit:

https://www.wvr.ac.uk/college-life/student-support/

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements, but you should have access to and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself.

Careers Information

Course options

Start Any Time

Duration
6 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Distance Learning
Day(s)
In your own time
Adult Fee
75
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE subject to terms & conditions, the course fee is payable if not eligible for remission. If you have not been resident in the UK for 3 years you may be subject to overseas fees.

Starts Aug 2022

Duration
6 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Distance Learning
Day(s)
In your own time
Adult Fee
75
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE subject to terms & conditions, the course fee is payable if not eligible for remission. If you have not been resident in the UK for 3 years you may be subject to overseas fees.

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