Mental Capacity Act

CPD (Continued Professional Development)


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

Learn how the Mental Capacity Act (2005) empowers people to make decisions for themselves and protects people who lack capacity. Also learn 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)

Explore 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

Discover 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’.

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Course Type / Level



CPD (Continued Professional Development)

Who is this for?

Distance Learning is suitable for those who wish to study at their own pace, at a pace that suits them. These courses are designed to be part of you Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Entry Requirements

Age 19+
EU/UK resident for the last three years

Dates and Duration

Start Date: To Be Advised
Time: At a time to suit you
Day: Work at a day to suit you - Distance Learning only
Duration: 4 Weeks



Progression Route

Accredited Distance Learning courses.

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Whether you are an individual who may care and support people who lack capacity, or an employer looking for mental health training courses for staff, mental health capacity act training is vital.

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 restraint and the factors which make restraint lawful.

Our online CPD certified Mental Capacity Act course will provide a greater understanding of the importance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and how it impacts the care of individuals who lack capacity.

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