MCA & DoLS Online Training


This online course provides background to the MCA and its relationship to DOLS and how those working within the care sector can ensure compliance whilst carrying out their job role.


MCA and DoLS Online Training

This MCA and DoLS Online Training aims to improve knowledge around The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) which came into force in 2007 and was designed to strengthen the protection of vulnerable adults. This was followed by The Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DOLS) being implemented in 2009.

This online course provides background to the MCA and its relationship to DOLS and how those working within the care sector can ensure compliance whilst carrying out their job role.

Our Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) Online Course provides a comprehensive understanding of these crucial legal frameworks. Whether you work in healthcare, social care, or any profession involving vulnerable individuals, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills to ensure compliance with the MCA and DoL Safeguards.

Candidates will also gain an understanding of how to keep the best interests of those that they care for who may or may not be able to consent.

  • Developed by professionals
  • Accredited by The CPD Accreditation Group
  • 100% online, learn at your own time and pace
  • Translates into over 100 different languages
  • Instant certificate downloaded

Who is the MCA & DoLS Training for?

This training is suitable to all staff working within Health and Social Care.

  • Care workers, care assistants and PA’s
  • Registered nurses
  • Social care workers
  • Housing workers
  • Family members

You can also access the face to face mental capacity act and dols training which can be done virtual. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions and interact with other participant. Visit our Safeguarding training course list to get all the list of Safeguarding courses.

When will I get access?

Once purchased you will be sent your login details within 24 hours.

How long will it take to complete?

This course will take roughly an hour to complete, however you can as take little or as much time as you wish.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Define “capacity”
  • When to Assess
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Carer Liability
  • Recording Your Practice
  • Advance Decision
  • What is Deprivation of Liberty?
  • Deprivation of Liberty Assessment

Course Content:

Module 1: Understanding the MCA 2005

  • Key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Defining “capacity”
  • When and how to assess capacity
  • Principles of assessment
  • Carer liability
  • Recording your practice

Module 2: Advance Decisions and DoL

  • Advance Decision: Its significance
  • Deprivation of Liberty: A comprehensive overview
  • Deprivation of Liberty Assessment

By the course’s conclusion, you will have a solid grasp of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, enabling you to make informed decisions and provide optimal care for individuals under your care.

Target Audience:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Social care workers
  • Professionals dealing with vulnerable individuals

Course Benefits:

  • In-depth comprehension of MCA 2005 and DoL Safeguards
  • Enhanced capacity assessment skills
  • Ensured compliance with legal frameworks
  • Improved decision-making processes
  • Enhanced care provision for individuals with complex needs

How are your courses assessed?

Once you have completed all of the knowledge sections of the course you will be presented with a multiple choice test.

The answers are marked instantly so you will know immediately whether you have passed or not.

If you don’t pass don’t worry, you will be able to re-take the test again at no extra charge.

When will I get my certificate?

Once you have successfully passed our course you will be able to download and print your certificate immediately.

As the CPD Group has accredited this course, your certificate will contain the CPD logo and unique reference number.


We also have a mca dols training for managers which covers assessment in detail. Note that this is a face to face training.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is ideal for healthcare professionals, social care workers, and individuals working with vulnerable populations.

What will I learn about the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty (DoL)?

You will acquire a profound understanding of the key principles of the MCA 2005, including capacity assessment, carer liability, advance decisions, and the concept of deprivation of liberty.

Is this MCA online course relevant to my profession?

Yes, this course is vital for professionals in healthcare, social care, and any role involving the care and support of vulnerable individuals.

Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

Yes, upon successfully finishing the course, you will receive a certificate as proof of your training.

Who should take the DoLS Online training?

The DoLS Online training course is designed for healthcare professionals, social workers, care home staff, and anyone involved in the care and support of individuals who may be subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. It provides essential knowledge and guidance on complying with DoLS requirements.

Is this course suitable for beginners in the field of mental capacity and deprivation of liberty?

Yes, the DoLS Online Course is suitable for individuals new to the subject as well as those with some prior knowledge. It covers the key principles and concepts of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in a clear and accessible manner, making it valuable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

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