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Course Venue Start Date

Unit 201: Understanding the Purpose and role of an Independent Avocate - 1 Day

London 24/5/17

Core Units 301, 302, 303 & 304 - 2 Day

London 9-10/5/17

Unit 306: Mental Health Advocacy - 1 Day 

London 5/7/17
Unit 313: Care Act Advocacy - 2 Day London 11-12/4/17
Unit 308: Generic Adult Advocacy - 1 Day London

01/3/17

Unit 309: Young Person Advocacy - 1 Day London

09/11/17

Unit 307: Advocacy Management - 2 Day London

10-11/10/17

Unit 305: IMCA Advocacy - 1 Day London

21/6/17

Unit 310: DoL Advocacy - 1 Day London

22/6/17

MCA and MHA Legislation Courses

We provide two City & Guilds accredited units with knowledge-based assessment for learners looking to gain an in-depth understanding of the legislation surrounding the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act (amended 207). As these courses are knowledge-based they do not require the learner to be a current advocate and as such are strongly suited to those working alongside advocacy, for example in social work or in a legal capacity. If your current role requires you to interact with the Court of Protection or regularly support people under section then these courses may well be of benefit to you.

 

Unit 311: Mental Capacity Legislation for the Independent Advocacy role

Level: 4, Credit value: 6

Unit Aim: The unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge required to understand the Mental Capacity Legislation and how it can impact on Independent Advocacy practice.

Learning Outcomes:

There are five learning outcomes for this unit.

Outcome 1 - know how a best interest decision must be made

1.1 explain why legislation concerning a person’s capacity is required

1.2 explain the Mental Capacity Act principles

1.3 describe how a test of capacity should be carried out for the Decision

1.4 explain the requirements from the best interest checklist

 

Outcome 2 - understand the powers and provisions of the Mental Capacity Act

2.1 explain the difference between a ‘Property and Affairs’ and a ‘Personal Welfare’ Lasting Power of Attorney

2.2 explain what would make an advance decision to refuse treatment valid and applicable

2.3 distinguish between the Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian

2.4 explain the protective measures that are afforded to carers through the Mental Capacity Act

2.5 outline the rules that govern research for person’s affected by the Mental Capacity Act

 

Outcome 3 - understand the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

3.1 explain why an individual may be subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

3.2 outline the difference between a standard and an urgent authorisation

3.3 describe the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessment process

3.4 explain the role of paid and unpaid representatives

3.5 explain the appeals process

 

Outcome 4- understand the roles of an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

4.1 explain when there is a statutory duty to instruct an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

4.2 explain when there is a power to instruct an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

4.3 describe the role and responsibilities of an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

4.4 describe the role and responsibilities of an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate working with Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

 

Outcome 5 - understand why a knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act is important for Independent Advocates

5.1 describe how an Independent Advocate can use non-instructed advocacy to support an individual who lacks capacity

5.2 explain the relationship between the Mental Capacity Act and mental health legislation

5.3 describe how an Independent Advocate can raise concerns over the treatment of an individual who lacks capacity

 

This self study unit provides you with the ultimate flexibility to manage your learning to suit your schedule. This is a knowledge-based unit and relies on the student to research & read a range of resources to develop learning. Public resources are wide and extensive, with new updated resources, articles & case law being added all the time. We  provide a number of digital resources & links as a starting point, however the comprehensive literature to support you for this unit can be sourced as required either via hard copy or electronically.

Cost £300, no VAT charged. Please contact us today to be registered for this unit. You can start immediately and access all course information via our Digital Resources section.


 

Unit 312 Mental health legislation for the Independent Advocacy role

Level: 4, Credit Value: 6

Unit Aim: The unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of mental health legislation and how it can impact on Independent Advocacy practice.

Learning Outcomes:

There are five learning outcomes for this unit.

Outcome 1 - understand the principles within current mental health legislation

1.1 explain the principles that underpin mental health legislation

1.2 explain the difference between patients who are in hospital subject to compulsion under mental health legislation and informal patients

1.3 explain what is meant by treatment within mental health legislation

1.4 explain the roles of key professionals within mental health legislation

 

Outcome 2 - understand the pathways from the community to hospital under mental health legislation

2.1 explain the process that has to be followed to forcibly take an individual from the community to hospital for assessment or treatment

2.2 identify the requirements for admittance to hospital under the relevant sections of the Mental Health Act

2.3 explain the powers the police have to take an individual to a place of safety

 

Outcome 3 - understand legislation affecting individuals under the Mental Health Act

3.1 describe nurses and doctors holding powers

3.2 explain the sections that relate to the criminal justice system

3.3 explain community treatment orders

3.4 explain the use of a Guardianship order

3.5 explain a range of special rules within mental health legislation which affect children and young people

 

Outcome 4 - understand safeguards within mental health legislation

4.1 explain routes of appeal against detention

4.2 describe the role and rights of an Independent Mental Health Advocate

4.3 explain the role of Independent Inspectorate and Regulators in relation to mental health legislation

 

Outcome 5 - understand how mental health legislation & the Mental Capacity Act interact

5.1 explain how the Mental Capacity Act can be used to admit individuals to hospital and administer treatment

5.2 explain when it would be appropriate to use Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard legislation rather than mental health legislation

5.3 explain the role of an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate when supporting an individual who is subject to compulsion under mental health legislation

 

This self study unit provides you with the ultimate flexibility to manage your learning to suit your schedule. This is a knowledge-based unit and relies on the student to research & read a range of resources to develop learning. Public resources are wide and extensive, with new updated resources, articles & case law being added all the time. We  provide a number of digital resources & links as a starting point, however the comprehensive literature to support you for this unit can be sourced as required either via hard copy or electronically.

Cost £300, no VAT charged. Please contact us today to be registered for this unit. You can start immediately and access all course information via our Digital Resources section.