Mental Capacity Act 2005: The Fundamentals

Exploring fundamental concepts relating to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Overview

Why take this course?

This e-learning course on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 has been developed in association with the Department of Health. Its purpose is to update anyone with an interest in the mental health sector with the provisions of the new Mental Capacity Act.

Our e-learning training course can be used in addition to conventional training on the Mental Capacity Act or as a useful alternative for those who prefer to work at their own pace and at a time and place of their choosing.

What you will experience

This course introduces the subject, covers the basic issues and includes a post-course Learning Pack. The Learning Pack acts as a useful guide to the subject when studying off-line.

Students will cover the following key points:

  • Who may act on behalf of another person?
  • What is Mental Capacity?
  • Assessing Capacity
  • Sharing information and The Law
  • The Public Guardian and Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA’s)
  • The Court of Protection
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocates
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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

Subject area

Entry requirements

Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit but is not essential.

What you will need

Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

What you need to know

Anything else?

This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises.

Next steps

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Availability

Duration Fees Code
9 Hours £40.00
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Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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