Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act

Skills for Care Endorsed Provider


It is very important that you remember at all times that lack of capacity may not be a permanent condition.

The person’s mental capacity needs to be assessed frequently.


This e-learning training course provides an introduction to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), its relationship to DoLS and how front line staff can ensure compliance whilst carrying out their job role.

Additional e-learning course available to provide an understanding of Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DoLS).

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act.
  • Working with the Mental Capacity Act.
Average time to complete e-learning and assessments

Duration 40 minutes

e-learning content

2 e-learning modules

Course assessments

2 online assessments

Learner support

Online learner support

Certifcate on completion

Certificate available on completion

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