This Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA & DoLS) course is designed for healthcare professionals to understand the mental health spectrum, the impact and prevalence of mental health and provide them with tools and skills for working with people with mental health difficulties.

As a result of attending this MCA & DoLS training course attendees will have an improved knowledge base to respond to issues of mental capacity and the deprivation of liberty safeguards and have gained an insight into the legislation and processes involved.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Who will be affected by the Mental Capacity Act?
  • What is Mental Capacity and lack of capacity?
  • How is capacity assessed?
  • Who can be a decision maker?
  • Acting lawfully in connection with care and treatment
  • The court of protection and the public guardian
  • Criminal offences of ill-treatment or wilful neglect
  • What are the deprivations of liberty safeguards?
  • How is the authorisation approved?
  • What is the role of the carer once an authorisation is given?
  • Are authorisations reviewed?
  • What policies and procedures are available?

Face to Face Training

  • Max attendees: 15
  • Course length: ½ day – 1 day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.


Webinar Training

  • Max attendees: 20
  • Single session: 4 hours

Tutor lead webinars delivering theory based learning. Any practical elements are demonstrated via instructional videos.


Make an enquiry

To make a booking – or for further course details – please contact us on telephone: 029 20 494969. You can also write to us for more information about all of our healthcare training courses.