Course Details

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable to provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with an overview of the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS, to ensure that they have the knowledge and skill to deal with situations relating to mental capacity.

Like all of our Health and Social care courses our Level 2 Award in Mental Capacity Act, including DoLS is mapped to CQC regulations, national guidelines and recognised qualifications. Find out more here.


What will I learn?

This course covers the following subjects:

  • The aim and spirit of the Mental Capacity Act
  • When and how MCA balances empowerment with protection
  • Explanation of how and when to assess a person's capacity
  • How to assess what is in someone's best interests
  • Explanation of how the MCA defines restraint
  • Introduction to deprivation of liberty

Assessment Criteria

This course is assessed via a knowledge paper at the end of the session.

Private CoursesAt your premises.

Looking to train a group? Our courses can be delivered at your premises. There are many benefits to booking in-house training, including:

  • Cost and time effective - save money by training a large number of your staff at the same time at your premises or locally
  • Flexible – arrange for courses to take place at a time that is convenient for your workforce. Talk to us about weekend and evening sessions.
  • Bespoke – speak with us about tailoring your First Aid training to be relevant to your particular work environment

£275 per group
Public Courses

Our scheduled public courses are held at our centre in Andover, Hampshire. For directions please click here.

  • Ideal for training small numbers
  • Many dates through out the year - get in touch to find a suitable date for you
  • Excellent training facilities
  • Easily accessible location in Andover which is close to the town centre

£30 per person


Get in touch today to find out more about this course. One of our friendly team will be get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your training needs.