Course Description

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard provide an introduction to the outline of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This act will explain the word ‘capacity’ and recognise who is affected by this legislature. This is a great course to get started on if you wish to work in health and social care and understand why it is important to protect vulnerable people. The MCA features five statutory principles and good practices to make effective decisions. The course will also focus on the element of assessing capacity. Another important section in this course is the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This refers to the difference between restraint, restriction and deprivation of liberty.

Key modules will be fully explored and you will be equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge of how to safeguard and protect vulnerable people while ensuring their best interest is always the priority, particularly in cases where they may not be capable of providing consent. You will understand the key fundamentals and principles of assessment of the MCA.

The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard features practical tips and advice on various aspects of the Act, its effect on patients, the impact it has on the user and why you should apply this to your practice. This is a CPD certified course which demonstrates to potential employers that you are continually developing yourself, and will make you a desirable candidate across the social care and healthcare sectors.

Why You Should Consider Taking this Course at 1Training?

1Training is a leading online provider for several accrediting bodies, and provides learners the opportunity to take this exclusive course awarded by CPD. At 1Training, we give our fullest attention to our learners’ needs and ensure they have the necessary information required to proceed with the Course. Learners who register will be given excellent support, discounts for future purchases and be eligible for a TOTUM Discount card and Student ID card with amazing offers and access to retail stores, the library, cinemas, gym memberships and their favourite restaurants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Learn in detail who the act affects when it is applied and how to assess capacities that can be put in place to ensure people are treated fairly
  • Gain an introduction to the deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • Understand the framework for approving deprivation of liberty for people who lack the ability to consent to treatment or care

Course Curriculum
1: Introduction
2: What is the Mental Capacity Act?
3: Assessing Capacity
4: The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lessons at any time.

Awarding Body

CPD is a leading awarding body in the United Kingdom that meets an excellent standard of high quality education. CPD is committed towards the enhancement of proficiency and personal skills in order to develop learners’ skills and abilities. CPD ensures that both practical and academic qualifications assist individuals to re-skill or up-skill and maintain a competitive advantage in their chosen industry.

This course is recommended for,

  • Social Workers and Care Workers
  • Nurses
  • Support Workers
  • Councilors

Method of Assessment

In order to qualify in the course ‘Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard’ successfully, learners will take an online test. This online test is marked automatically, so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.

Pass Mark: 70%


Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the ‘Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard’ Certificate.

College Name 1 Training
Course Category Health Care
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 19
Course Duration Guided Learning Hours 08
Entry Requirements • Learners should be over the age of 16, and have a basic understanding of English, ICT and numeracy. • A sound educational background is recommended
Career Path • Registered Nurse – £30,000 (Approximately) • Nursing Practitioner – £28,000 (Approximately) • Adult Care Worker £30,000 (Approximately) • Healthcare Advisor – £27,500 (Approximately)
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