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Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Level 2 (VTQ)

Who can take this Course?

Healthcare and Social Care


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VTQ Level 2

About the Course

Mental capacity is a fundamental human right. It protects us from being unduly influenced to make irrational decisions, from being exploited and from being coerced into doing something. It also enables us to make informed decisions about our lives and surroundings. Some laws can be made only if the person concerned can make the decision or participate in decision-making in their interest. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 came into force on 5th May 2011 and has already been used successfully by courts across the country to help people with mental health problems live more independently. The MCA ensures that a person with a mental health problem, intellectual impairment or learning disabilities has a say in decisions affecting them, such as medical treatment, housing arrangements, etc.

A proper understanding of mental capacity is the first step toward achieving it. The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was passed in 2005 and is essential for ensuring people have access to the support they need to live a whole life. Now more than ever, we need to understand how the MCA applies in our everyday lives, so we can respect and protect those who cannot make decisions for themselves. By learning about this Act, you'll be able to read through the confusing parts and understand what it means for you.

Starting tomorrow, join us at VTQ! We're excited to teach these classes again because they're so relevant today - thanks to social changes in health care and technology that allow us all access to live-in help. If you're ready for your next step and want more out of life - start by attending a class with us!

With the onset of the Mental Capacity Act, it is essential that you understand its provisions and how they relate to other legislation. In this course, we will outline the core principles of the MCA and capacity testing, explain appropriate record-keeping and understand your responsibilities as a carer under the MCC. By the end of this session, candidates will understand what constitutes mental capacity and how it affects both health and welfare. They'll also be able to identify who can make decisions about their health or care needs.

Having a loved one with dementia can be challenging, so learning about the law is essential. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 gives everyone the right to control their health care decisions. This online course will help you understand how and why that's important and what you need to know about your rights under the law.

We all want our family members to be accepted and respected regardless of age. By taking this online course, you'll learn about how the law treats different types of people with disabilities in England. You'll also learn about how your needs as a carer can change over time and what choices you have when making decisions for someone who can't make them for themselves.

Prefer to work on your own? If so, we've got some suggestions for other classes that may interest you! Call us to know more about your options.

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