linguisthub logo

Mental Capacity Act

Section Information
Course Name: Mental Capacity Act
Course Code: Mental_Capacity_Act
Course duration: 120 minutes
Course introduction: Upon successful completion of this Mental Capacity Act course, you will know about the Mental Capacity Act, its principles and its implications for vulnerable adults.
Course objectives: This course will enable you to:

  • Learn about the people the Act concerns
  • Know what is Mental Capacity
  • Learn about the Code of Practice
  • Know the five core principles of the Act
  • Know when and how to assess capacity
  • Know how to making decisions in a person’s best interests
  • Learn about the importance of keeping good records
  • Learn what can be done within the law
  • Learn about restraint
  • Learn about the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Learn about the Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Learn about resolving disputes
  • Learn about the Court of Protection
  • Learn about advance decisions
  • Learn about Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs)
  • Learn about the importance of research
  • Learn about children and young people who lack capacity

This course allows Interpreters to gain knowledge and awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The content also covers understanding any implications of this act during interpreting services with patients that are unable to make their own care/ treatment decisions due to lacking the capacity to do so.

Are you interested in enrolling on this course?

If you want to enrol on any of the courses, you need to register:

If you already have an account, you can login here