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Mental Capacity Act & DoLS – Train the Trainer

1st November 2016 @ 9:30 am - 2nd November 2016 @ 4:30 pm

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Working knowledge of both the MCA & DoLS legislation is of paramount importance to upholding the good standards of care expected from those in the care sectors.  This course not only covers these topics in some depth, but also equips delegates with a range of instructor skills so organisations will benefit from having a dedicated in-house MCA & DoLS trainer.  This course is aimed at managers.

Course Content:

The following topics will be covered:

  • Current legislation
  • Policy & procedures
  • The assessment procedure
  • What is meant by best interests
  • What protection is available for decision makers
  • Understand the limits of restraint issues
  • Understand the roles of various people involved

Also covered

  • The functions of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Groups that will be affected by the legislation
  • What is meant by The Function Test
  • The role of Lasting Power of Attorneys
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards including up to date rulings regarding the ACID test
  • The function of the Court of Protection
  • Train others in Mental Capacity Act and DoLS requirements within their working environment

Train the Trainer Elements

  • How to vary teaching methods
  • Adapting to various learning styles
  • How people retain information
  • Building feedback to your sessions
  • Planning sessions and preparing individual lesson plans
  • Evaluation processes
  • Presentation skills
  • Do’s and don’ts

This MCA & DoLS Train the Trainer course is presented by means of tutorials, practical exercises and group discussions.

Course Assessment:

The course is delivered across two days and candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn along with interaction of group activities and present an extract of their proposed session in the wider group.

Pre requisite for the course:

Applicants must have attended MCA&DoLS training prior to this Train the Trainer course.  It is expected that this course will refresh knowledge sufficiently in order to deliver up to date information within their individual sessions.


1st November 2016 @ 9:30 am
2nd November 2016 @ 4:30 pm
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Caroline Harnett
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