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Mental Capacity Act (MCA): e-Learning course (CPD)

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Intended audience group: All

This e-learning course is targeted at all staff working with people who lack or may lack capacity in the health and social care sectors. This includes paid and unpaid carers as well as families. Trainers and students will also find these resources useful. The e-learning resource can be integrated into the higher education social work curriculum either as directed or self-directed study.


Intended Audience Group
Mental Health
Aims and Objectives

This CPD-accredited online course explores the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including best interests decision-making, and how to support people to make their own decisions.

Course content

  • Introducing the Mental Capacity Act
  • Supporting people to make decisions
  • Assessing capacity
  • Best interests decisions
  • More complex decisions
  • What to do when there is disagreement
  • Planning for the future
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Learning outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the five key principles of the MCA
  • Be better able to support people to make their own decisions
  • Be able to assess people’s capacity appropriately
  • Understand and be part of making best interests’ decisions
  • Be familiar with key advance planning tools

CPD accreditation

CPD Standards Office accredited course

By studying the course, and passing the assessment, you will be issued with a certificate showing 2.0 CPD points.

CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/37.


Bedford Borough, BLMK, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough, Milton Keynes,
Frequency / Length
2 hours (average)
Resource / Organisation
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Training delivered by:
Cost, Funded or Free
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