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MCA for Practitioner and Provider Services Level 1 - Awareness (Face to Face Delivery)

Collingwood Training Room, Civic Offices, Floor 1, Core 6, Guildhall Square
Course Tutors
Christina West
Admin Contact
Learning and Development Admin (
Target Audience
All Staff / NHS / CCG / Residential staff / Social Workers - Children / Social Workers - Adults
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Group 2 Statutory & Mandatory Training / Training for CCG Staff / SCAT-PP / Training for PCC Staff / Training for PCC Managers / Solent NHS / Student Social Workers
Adult Social Care / Children's Social Care / Developing Practice / Personal Development / Safeguarding Adults / Safeguarding Children
Course description

MCA for Practitioner and Provider Services  - Awareness delivered by St Thomas Training


Course Outline
This  one-day training session will give participants an overall understanding of how the Mental Capacity Act applies to their day-to-day work settings

Who should attend?
Social workers, care managers, independent support assistants and occupational therapists and care staff working in provider services (residential and day care) within Adult Social Care. This is specifically aimed at people who need to gain a thorough grounding in what the Act is all about. 


Training objectives

What can I expect?
An interactive session aimed at encouraging participants to ask questions, make comments and bring up their own issues through the use of a range of different methods including quizzes, case studies, video clips and small group work as well as direct teaching. 

Learning outcomes

What will I learn?
By the end of this session participants should:
• Be able to explain why and how the Act was introduced
• Have memorised the 5 principles of the Act’s Code of Practice
• Be able to define what the Act means by “capacity”
• Know how to assess whether someone does or does not have capacity
• Know that the Act has introduced a new criminal offence of “ill-treatment or wilful neglect”
• Know how the Act protects health and social care workers from being prosecuted, and service users from being abused
• Be able to describe the purpose of an Advance Decision
• Be able to explain the purpose of a Lasting Power of Attorney
• Be able to list the functions and powers of the Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian
• Know the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)
• Have a very basic grasp of how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 links to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards & new Liberty Protection Safeguards
• Recognise the importance of record keeping to support all decisions
• Have explored some case law examples that have been heard in the Court of Protection
• Have discussed their own issues in relation to how the Mental Capacity Act applies in their work settings
• Be able to apply all of their knowledge to everyday situations that they may face at work

Additional Information

Dear Delegate,

You have booked onto an onsite course at the Civic Offices held in Collingwood Training Room on Floor 1 HR/Learning & Development Core 6. On arrival, please use the phone at the entrance of Core 5 & 6, Floor 1 to contact the L&D team.

Please bring your PCC ID pass with you if you are a staff member.

Refreshments will not be available in the room, but we do have a Kitchen area that is available for you to refresh your drinks/water bottles. Lunch is not provided, please bring a packed lunch with you that you are welcome to eat in the training room or in one of the breakout areas. Alternatively, the area around the Civic offices as a number of shops and cafes to purchase refreshments. We politely ask that any rubbish/cups be removed from the training room and disposed in the bins provided.

A handout pack will be issued to you during the face-to-face training session.

Please contact Learning & Development by email: or call 9284 1963 if you have any questions.


Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your managers authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.

Start Date
Tuesday 11 October 2022
End Date
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Closing Date
Wednesday 5 October 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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