Mental Capacity

Working properly with people who may lack what is known as, "mental capacity" is expected of health and social care providers, which requires training.

This course makes mental capacity straightforward to understand and work with, in a legally compliant manner.

Thorough and informative, it is put across in plain language, which makes is easy to understand.

Whether for induction, vocational, refresher or management training, this is a course you will find extremely useful.

For more information about the Care Certificate click here.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course.


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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This preview is a short sample of the actual course content.

As a guide, this course should take between 50 to 60 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • Advance Directives
  • Assessing capacity
  • Attorneys and Deputies
  • Best interests
  • Choice
  • Codes of Practice
  • Court of Protection
  • Decision making
  • IMCA service (advocacy)
  • Lack of capacity
  • Living wills
  • Mental capacity, what it is and is not 
  • Mental health
  • Needs, wishes and preferences
  • Person centred care
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Presumption of capacity
  • Principles of mental capacity
  • Protection from liability
  • Public Guardian
  • Restraint


Contributes to Care Certificate Standard 9