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Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act Level 3 Award (RQF)

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Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act Level 3 Award (RQF)

  • Understand the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Learn why the Mental Capacity Act 2005 matters
  • Implement Mental Capacity Act compliance
  • Gain essential insight into key mental health legislation
  • Learn transferrable skills that can increase your employment prospects
  • Develop a foundational understanding of mental health issues

About your Course

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is designed to protect the rights of any individual who is unable to make decisions for themselves.

This can include individuals with severe and enduring mental health issues, through to those with dementia and other conditions that affect the mind.

The legislation is designed to prevent family members or third parties from making decisions on the individual’s behalf that don’t necessarily reflect their best interests or their personal goals.

This online course will give you the understanding you need to understand the need for capacity assessments and how to legally act on behalf of someone who is deemed not to have capacity.

Getting Started

Whether you’re a family member, carer or social care worker responsible for an individual who lacks capacity, this course will give you the information you need.

Due to the legalities surrounding capacity, advocacy, power of attorney etc, knowing the legal rights of the individual and your role is essential.

This online course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This will allow you to act in accordance with the law on behalf of a third party.

You can start your learning the day you enrol. Just log in to the student portal and all your course material will be there waiting for you.

You can also study the course at a pace that suits you so you can gain your level 3 award in the awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in a matter of days.

OUR PASS RATE
Mental Health (National Average 84.7%)
100%

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

 

Unit 1: Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the key elements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand ‘restraint’ as defined in the s6(4) Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the importance of complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice when working with individuals who lack capacity

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

This qualification is designed for a range of learners in a health and social care setting including those in a work role and informal/family carers.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to prepare for further training and to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with vulnerable adults.

Students must submit a portfolio of work that evidences the achievement of all learning outcomes associated with the course content.

This must be submitted to your dedicated tutor via the online learning portal and assessed. Once the tutor is satisfied you have met all your learning outcomes you will pass the course.

NCFE

NCFE logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the NCFE CACHE Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act Level 3 Award (RQF) (Qualification Number: 601/3621/2).

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act Level 3 Award (RQF)

  • Understand the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Learn why the Mental Capacity Act 2005 matters
  • Implement Mental Capacity Act compliance
  • Gain essential insight into key mental health legislation
  • Learn transferrable skills that can increase your employment prospects
  • Develop a foundational understanding of mental health issues

About your Course

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is designed to protect the rights of any individual who is unable to make decisions for themselves.

This can include individuals with severe and enduring mental health issues, through to those with dementia and other conditions that affect the mind.

The legislation is designed to prevent family members or third parties from making decisions on the individual’s behalf that don’t necessarily reflect their best interests or their personal goals.

This online course will give you the understanding you need to understand the need for capacity assessments and how to legally act on behalf of someone who is deemed not to have capacity.

Getting Started

Whether you’re a family member, carer or social care worker responsible for an individual who lacks capacity, this course will give you the information you need.

Due to the legalities surrounding capacity, advocacy, power of attorney etc, knowing the legal rights of the individual and your role is essential.

This online course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This will allow you to act in accordance with the law on behalf of a third party.

You can start your learning the day you enrol. Just log in to the student portal and all your course material will be there waiting for you.

You can also study the course at a pace that suits you so you can gain your level 3 award in the awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in a matter of days.

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

 

Unit 1: Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the key elements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand ‘restraint’ as defined in the s6(4) Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand the importance of complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice when working with individuals who lack capacity

Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

This qualification is designed for a range of learners in a health and social care setting including those in a work role and informal/family carers.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to prepare for further training and to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with vulnerable adults.

Assessment

Students must submit a portfolio of work that evidences the achievement of all learning outcomes associated with the course content.

This must be submitted to your dedicated tutor via the online learning portal and assessed. Once the tutor is satisfied you have met all your learning outcomes you will pass the course.

Qualifications

NCFE

NCFE logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the NCFE CACHE Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act Level 3 Award (RQF) (Qualification Number: 601/3621/2).

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

OUR PASS RATE
Mental Health
100%
(National Average 84.7%)

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