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.

Date Time Location  
9th Sep 2021 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Via Microsoft Teams Apply now
9th Sep 2021 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Via Microsoft Teams Apply now