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Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS Overview

Have you ever wondered how to decide what’s best for someone when you’re not able to do it for yourself? It could be someone you look out for at work or a family member. The course on mental health care can be beneficial!

This course addresses the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) and the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). These are the formal titles of the laws that provide protection to those who struggle to make decisions on their own medical care. Learn how to assess an individual’s capacity for self-determination and how to support them in the event that they are unable to do so. In addition, you will learn how to assist them and ensure that their desires are honoured in this course.

After completing this course, you’ll be comfortable assisting anyone in need of mental health services. You’ll be aware of the law, capable of making moral decisions, and able to stand up for the people you love. It’s a fantastic method to actually change someone’s life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 and its implications for mental healthcare.
  • Confidently assess an individual’s mental capacity to make specific decisions.
  • Apply a best-interest decision-making framework when someone lacks mental capacity.
  • Advocate for the rights and preferences of individuals receiving care or treatment.
  • Navigate the legal framework surrounding deprivation of liberty safeguards, including authorised deprivation and Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).

Why You Should Choose Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS

  • Lifetime access to the course
  • No hidden fees or exam charges
  • CPD Accredited certification on successful completion
  • Full Tutor support on weekdays (Monday – Friday)
  • Efficient exam system, assessment and instant results
  • Download Printable PDF certificate immediately after completion
  • Obtain the original print copy of your certificate, dispatch the next working day for as little as £9.
  • Improve your chance of gaining professional skills and better earning potential.

Who is this Course for?

Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS is CPD certified and IAO accredited. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.

As there is no experience and qualification required for this course, it is available for all students from any academic backgrounds.


Our Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Career Path

You will be ready to enter the relevant job market after completing this course. You will be able to gain necessary knowledge and skills required to succeed in this sector. All our Diplomas’ are CPD and IAO accredited so you will be able to stand out in the crowd by adding our qualifications to your CV and Resume.

Course Curriculum

Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS
Module 01: The Mental Capacity Act
The Mental Capacity Act 00:14:00
Module 02: Assessment of Mental Capacity
Assessment of Mental Capacity 00:12:00
Module 03: Best Interest Decision Making
Best Interest Decision Making 00:24:00
Module 04: Advocacy and Advance Planning
Advocacy and Advance Planning 00:15:00
Module 05: Providing Care or Treatment to People Who Lack Capacity
Providing Care or Treatment to People Who Lack Capacity 00:14:00
Module 06: Confidentiality and Record Keeping
Confidentiality and Record Keeping 00:10:00
Module 07: Public Bodies and Services Created by MCA Act 2005
Public Bodies and Services Created by MCA Act 2005 00:08:00
Module 08: Interface with Legislation, Policy and Procedures
Interface with Legislation, Policy and Procedures 00:14:00
Module 09: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 00:16:00
Module 10: Authorised Deprivation
Authorised Deprivation 00:21:00
Module 11: Legal Background to DOLS
Legal Background to DOLS 00:14:00
Module 12: The Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards During a Pandemic
The Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards During a Pandemic 00:17:00
Module 13: Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)
Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) 00:25:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We make the payment process easy for you. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. We use the latest SSL encryption for all transactions, so your order is safe and secure.

After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.

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