Mental Capacity Act – Basic Awareness

Target audience

All staff that need to have an awareness of the MCA. This may include: care assistants, auxiliary staff, Community Support Officers, wardens, concierges, support staff, domestic staff, administrative staff/receptionists in health or social care settings, unpaid carers, volunteers.

Entry requirement

MCA – Participants should attend the Basic Awareness or the Assessment training, NOT BOTH

Aim of the session

To increase basic awareness of the Mental Capacity Act and to provide a basic working knowledge of the policy and procedures operational in Newcastle

Learning outcomes

  • The five principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • The principles of assessing capacity and best interest.
  • The role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA’s) and Advance Decisions.
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Booking Details:

Online: Please click ‘Apply’ against your preferred date listed below

Email: If you have any queries or are unable to complete an online form, please contact the Workforce Development Admin Team: or on 0191 277 2091.

If you are a Newcastle City Council employee, you can book on any of these courses via LMS

Please see the Charging Policy as you may be charged for training.

Please note – no courses are currently available.
Due to Covid19, courses are being moved online. Please check back later for further updates.