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Mental Capacity and DoLS Training | Level 2 Online CPD Course

£14.99

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Mental Capacity and DoLS Training | Level 2 Online CPD Course 

Mental Capacity & DoLS Training | Mental Health Courses | The Mandatory Training Group

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online mental capacity and DoLS training course. This mental capacity and DoLS e-learning course was developed to meet the required guidance following the introduction of the Mental Capacity Act and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS). This online course also meets the guidance from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the NICE guidelines.

Online Mental Capacity and DoLS Training Course

Who is this mental capacity and DoLS training course for?

The Mandatory Training Group’s mental capacity and DoLS eLearning course should be completed by nurses and other healthcare and social care staff. This includes unpaid and voluntary staff working in NHS and private hospitals, locum doctors, locum allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants. This mental capacity and DoLS online training is also relevant for health and social care support workers, including charities, nursing and residential home staff.

This e-learning mental capacity and DoLS course can be taken as a standalone CPD course or as part of the wider online mental health awareness training courses. Your employer may also ask you to complete the deprivation of liberty and mental capacity training together with candidate mandatory training courses depending on your job role. 

This online mental capacity and DoLS covers all the key points relating the Mental Capacity Act and the deprivation of liberty Safeguards (DoLS) guidance. The course has additional online learning resources that provide more details for learners to refer to during the course and in practice.

Course aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this online mental capacity and DoLS training course are to:

  • To provide the learner with a clear understanding of the legislation and guidelines regarding mental capacity and deprivation of liberty
  • To provide an awareness of how mental capacity assessments are carried out, including the best interests principles
  • To provide an awareness of the roles of key stakeholders involved and the practical application of mental capacity legislation
  • To provide an understanding of special cases and the legal protection for the decision maker
  • To provide essential mental capacity and deprivation of liberty training resources in an engaging and meaningful way
  • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals and businesses

What is covered in this online course?

This online mental capacity and deprivation of liberty training course covers the following:

  • Introduction into the Mental Capacity Act and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS)
  • Understand the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Definition of “capacity”
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The statutory principles
  • Assessment of mental capacity
  • What is Deprivation of Liberty?
  • Deprivation of liberty assessment
  • Best interests principles
  • Legal protection for the decision maker
  • Special cases
  • Independent mental capacity advocate (IMCA) service
  • Restraint and deprivation of liberty
  • Lasting power of attorney
  • Court of protection and court appointed deputies
  • Advance decisions
  • Recording your practice
  • Online learning resources and references relating to mental capacity and deprivation of liberty

Assessment and certification

At the end of this online mental capacity and deprivation of liberty course, learners will be required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the knowledge test (80% pass mark), learners will be able to download a FREE CPD certificate that is valid for one year.

Course accreditation

The content of this online mental capacity and DoLs training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Course duration

It will take approximately 45 to 90 minutes to complete this mental capacity and DoLS e-learning course. The length of time to complete the course depends on the following:

  • your prior knowledge and experience about mental health
  • how quickly you can study and absorb the learning materials
  • how much you can pace yourself once started 

You are in full control of how long it takes to complete the course. You can go through the course in one sitting, or pause and come back later. Your progress will be recorded throughout and you will be able to start where you previously left off.

You can revise the online learning materials as many times as you like. Even after completing the course successfully (and obtaining your CPD) certificate, you will still have access to your learning materials for 365 days.  

Payment and additional information

After adding this online mental capacity and deprivation of liberty training course to the shopping cart (by selecting Add to Cart), you will be able to make a secure payment using all major credit and debit cards. You can also make a secure payment through PayPal.

deprivation of liberty & mental capacity course

Once you have purchased your mental capacity and DoLS e learning course, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail. You will then receive a link and login details to access your e-learning course (s) within 24 hours of purchase.

Why is mental capacity & DoLS training important?

This mental capacity & DoLS e-learning course was developed to meet the required learning outcomes in the Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for health and social care providers.

Mental capacity training - meeting employers' legal obligations

The Mandatory Training Group's online mental capacity course helps UK employers and employees alike to fulfil the health and safety regulations. Our mental capacity & DoLS courses provide the essential knowledge and understanding as required by regulatory authorities.

Why choose The Mandatory Training Group’s mental capacity and DoLS training course?

There are benefits of choosing The Mandatory Training Group as your e-learning training provider, including:

√ National Skills Academy for Health national delivery partner √ UK accredited e learning provider √ nationally recognised CPD certificates √ SCORM compliant elearning courses √ TIN CAN compliant e-learning courses √ interactive online learning courses √ free blended learning environment for individuals and organisations √ competitively priced online training courses √ meet UK compliance requirements √ reduce organisational carbon footprint √ immediate access to online learning materials √ minimise travel costs and man hour costs of classroom training √ minimise hours and days spend away in classroom training √ download or print CPD certificates on completion

Organisational e-learning 

Are you responsible for organisational training and development or organisational statutory and mandatory compliance? You may want to find out more about how Learning Management System (LMS) may help your organisation. With out interactive LMS, managers and administrators can easily:

  • set up a FREE blended learning environment;
  • upload essential documents;
  • upload individual and group learners;
  • manage learners, including tracking progress
  • review who has completed training
  • download/print training reports for compliance audits

You can also browse our e-learning course catalogue to find out more about our statutory and mandatory training courses. Alternatively, contact our Support Team on  02476 100090 or via Email, stating your specific e-learning requirements.

Mental Capacity & DoLS Training | Online CPD Course E-Learning | The Mandatory Training Group

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