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The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower those who may lack the capacity to make their own decisions about their care and/or treatment. It also sets out a range of ways by which people can plan for a time when they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) ensures that people are protected if they can’t consent to their care arrangements in a care home or hospital and they are deprived of their liberty.

This course is for anyone who works in a caring role, in independent living or sheltered housing and will be especially useful for those working with adults at risk.

Course content

Modules you will cover in this An Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Online Training:
Module 1 - In this module you will explore what mental capacity means and the reasons that incapacity might happen, legislation, including powers and bodies that underpin mental capacity and mental capacity assessment.
Module 2 - In this module you will look at Deprivation of liberty, legislation, when a person’s liberty may be deprived, Urgent Authorisation, and assessments.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

• You want content delivered online.

• You want a course that you can complete at your own pace.

• You want access to course material and additional resources for 1 year.

• You want access for 24 hours a day.

• You want to print your own CPD certificate upon completion.

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module

  • CPD certified by the CPD certification Service

  • CPD certificate available to download upon completion

  • Audio option (read aloud)

  • Optional learner file resource

  • Approximate 1 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

What does this mean?

Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.

What level are the courses?

The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.

How many credits does this course quality for?

This course is a single credit value.

Do I need to do any extra work?

You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback. 

Once this is complete we will put a request in to AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group for your formal certificate.

How do I get my formal certificate?

This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.