About this training course

Course duration: 3 hours
Accredited by: Gloucestershire County Council
Training delivered: Face-to-face or live webinar

This essential course for anyone working in a care setting follows the course designed and distributed by Gloucestershire County Council, and is delivered by an approved trainer.

In this course you will learn about the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act, how capacity is assessed, what Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are, and what might be a Deprivation of Liberty. You will find out about your responsibilities and who you can speak to for advice and more information.

The course covers:

  • The five main principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • How mental capacity is assessed
  • Why the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were introduced
  • Identifying what might constitute a potential deprivation of liberty
  • How the DoLS process works
  • Your responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • Who to speak to for advice and information

You should complete a Level 1 MCA/DoLs course before attending Level 2. If you work in Gloucestershire you can complete the GCC MCA and DoLs e-learning module via Learn Pro.

£75 per person

This course can be booked as part of our open course schedule for individuals, or as a closed course for larger groups.

Open training dates

You can search for upcoming training courses below. These workshops are held throughout each month at our various training venues and are available to anyone to book on as individuals. Or, if you’d like to make a booking for a group of learners from just within your own organisation, then please contact us and we will be glad to discuss your needs.

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12 June
The Lodge

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