Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA & DOLS)

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Broaden your knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and learn how to provide support to those who lack capacity, with the Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA & DOLS). This diploma course is endorsed by ABC Awards – a regulated organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

In this course, you will gain comprehensive knowledge of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, with a detailed overview of how to provide adequate support to those who are unable to make decisions for themselves. You will explore human rights law, your duty of care, the rights of mental health carers, and much more.

This practical training course provides in-depth case studies and audio-visual exercises that are designed to provide you with the essential safeguarding skills required to work in the field of mental health.

Learning Objective:

  • Gain an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to measure mental capacity and what is included in the assessment
  • Learn about the principles of MCA that underpin a carer’s legal requirements
  • Broaden your understanding of end-of-life care coordination and record-keeping
  • Fast track your career with a recognised qualification in mental Health Care
  • Be aware of the wide range of reasons for having a lack of mental capacity
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a health care representative
  • Learn how poor mental health can impact the decision-making processes
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the key rights of mental health carers
  • Familiarise with the relevant statutory standards and codes of practice for care roles 

Who is This Course for?

This endorsed diploma in Mental Health Care is ideal for health and care professionals who want to gain an in-depth understanding of providing support to individuals who lack mental capacity. There are no specific entry requirements for the course which can be studied part-time or full-time. Our online courses are specially designed for distance learning, offering flexible virtual classroom modules that you can study at your own convenience. 

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Course Gate has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Course Gate to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Certification

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate of achievement from ABC & Certa Awards by paying the accreditation fee of £108. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will be fully equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to safeguard the liberty of vulnerable individuals and support the needs of those who may lack capacity. This course is ideal for those who work in the following professions:

  • DOLS Coordinator
  • Adult Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP)
  • Adult Safeguarding Advisor
  • Deputy Lead Nurse Mental Health
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

Course Curriculum

Mental Health Care (MCA & DOLS) Level 1
Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
Module 1: Introduction to MCA
Module 1: Introduction to MCA 00:10:00
Assessment Module 1
Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA) 00:10:00
Module 2: Statutory Principles & Their Applications
Module 2: Statutory Principles & Their Applications 00:10:00
Assessment Module 2
Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA) 00:10:00
Module 3: How to Help People to Make Their Own Decisions
Module 3: How to Help People to Make Their Own Decisions 00:10:00
Assessment Module 3
Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA) 00:10:00
Module 4: How to Assess Mental Capacity
Module 4: How to Assess Mental Capacity 00:30:00
Assessment Module 4
Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA) 00:10:00
Module 5: What ‘Best Interests’ Mean?
Module 5: What ‘Best Interests’ Mean? 00:40:00
Assessment Module 5
Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA) 00:10:00
Module 6: Protection for the People Providing Treatment or Care
Module 6: Protection for the People Providing Treatment or Care 00:35:00
Assessment Module 6
Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA) 00:10:00
Mental Health Care (MCA & DOLS) Level 2
Module 7: Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
Module 7: Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) 00:40:00
Assessment Module 7
Module 07 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA) 00:10:00
Module 8: Role of the Court of Protection and Court-appointed Deputies
Module 8: Role of the Court of Protection and Court-appointed Deputies 00:35:00
Assessment Module 8
Module 08 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA) 00:10:00
Module 9: Advance decisions to Refuse Treatment
Module 9: Advance decisions to Refuse Treatment 00:30:00
Assessment Module 9
Module 09 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA) 00:10:00
Module 10: The New Independent Mental Capacity Advocate Service
Module 10: The New Independent Mental Capacity Advocate Service 00:35:00
Assessment Module 10
Module 10 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (MCA) 00:10:00
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
Module 11: What Are the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards?
Module 11: What Are the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards? 00:15:00
Assessment Module 11
Module 11 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (DOLS) 00:10:00
Module 12: What Is Deprivation of Liberty?
Module 12: What Is Deprivation of Liberty? 00:20:00
Assessment Module 12
Module 12 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (DOLS) 00:10:00
Mental Health Care (MCA & DOLS) Level 3
Module 13: Application and Authorisation of Deprivation of Liberty
Module 13: Application and Authorisation of Deprivation of Liberty 00:20:00
Assessment Module 13
Module 13 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (DOLS) 00:10:00
Module 14: Assessment Process for a Standard Authorisation of DOL
Module 14: Assessment Process for a Standard Authorisation of DOL 00:35:00
Assessment Module 14
Module 14 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (DOLS) 00:10:00
Module 15: What Happens after the Assessments?
Module 15: What Happens after the Assessments? 00:10:00
Assessment Module 15
Module 15 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (DOLS) 00:10:00
Module 16: Urgent Authorisations of Deprivation of Liberty
Module 16: Urgent Authorisations of Deprivation of Liberty 00:10:00
Assessment Module 16
Module 16 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (DOLS) 00:10:00
Module 17: Role of the Representative
Module 17: Role of the Representative 00:20:00
Assessment Module 17
Module 17 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (DOLS) 00:10:00
Module 18: Review and Termination of Authorisation
Module 18: Review and Termination of Authorisation 00:10:00
Assessment Module 18
Module 18 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (DOLS) 00:10:00
Module 19: Deprivation of Liberty without Authorisation
Module 19: Deprivation of Liberty without Authorisation 00:10:00
Assessment Module 19
Module 19 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (DOLS) 00:10:00
Module 20: The Court of Protection
Module 20: The Court of Protection 00:10:00
Assessment Module 20
Module 20 Final Quiz Exam – Mental Health Care Diploma (DOLS) 00:10:00
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