Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times.

It also introduces the deprivation of liberty safeguards. These safeguards provide a framework for approving the deprivation of liberty for people who lack the capacity to consent to treatment or care in either a hospital or care home setting.


Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: What is the Mental Capacity Act?

Module 3: Assessing Capacity

Module 4: The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Duration: 75 Minutes

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Prevent Duty

Intelligence indicates that further terrorist attacks in our country are ‘highly likely’.

Experience tells us that the threat comes not just from foreign nationals, but from terrorists born and bred in Britain. It is therefore vital that our counter-terrorism strategy contains a plan to prevent radicalisation and stop would-be terrorists from committing mass murder. The Prevent strategy, published by the Government is part of the overall counter-terrorism strategy.

This course starts with an overview of the Government’s Prevent strategy, and then looks at some of the reasons people become extremists. It goes on to cover the objectives of the Prevent strategy, how to base your actions on a risk based approach, what to do if you are concerned and much more.


Module 1: Introduction to the Course

Module 2: What is Prevent?

Module 3: Prevent Objectives

Module 4: Delivering prevent with a Risk-Based Approach

Module 5: Extremism, Radicalisation and Terrorism

Module 6: What Should You Do If You Are Concerned?

Module 7: The Channel Process

Module 8: Values

Duration: 65 Minutes

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Person-Centred Care

What do we mean by Person Centred Care, well the term originated in the 1940s and proposed taking a holistic view of service users in care settings. This means getting to know the person and then tailoring their care as much as possible to meet their specific needs. Person centred care is now a key principle outlined in current legislation and it plays an important part in the standards that they set out which must be followed by all care professionals working in this country.

This course will give you an understanding of person centred approaches for care and support, and how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting.

It starts by explaining what we mean by person centred care and where this term originated. It then goes on to analyse the values represented by person centred care and explains why care should be as much as possible tailored to each service user.

Finally it will give you an overview of care plans, daily reports, the importance of obtaining consent and much more.


Module 1: Course Overview

Module 2: Definitions and Values

Module 3: Care Plans and Consent

Module 4: Daily Reports

Module 5: Example Care Plans

Module 6: Case Study

Duration: 45 Minutes

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Nutrition and Hydration

If you are part of a team responsible for people’s nutrition and hydration, it’s important that you understand the terms that are being used, the nutritional requirements of the service users and the possible consequences of getting it wrong.

This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.


Module 1: The Course Structure

Module 2: Defining the Terms

Module 3: The Eat-well Plate

Module 4: Hydration

Module 5: Through-life Nutrition

Module 6: Malnutrition and Over Nutrition

Module 7: The ‘Malnutrition universal screening Tool’

Duration:  65 Minutes

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Safeguarding Adults

Our Safeguarding courses have been created because, first and foremost, each and every one of us has basic human rights. Chief among these is the right to be healthy, happy and treated well, regardless of race, age, gender or location. When these rights are abused in some way it’s wrong, and it is therefore vital that guidelines, policies and procedures are followed to enable everyone, without exception to live a life in which these basic values and rights are maintained and upheld.

This course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. This includes, but isn’t limited to, those that work in domiciliary care, the NHS, community centres, prisons or with a family member at home, and sets out the roles and responsibilities everyone must undertake to protect an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. You and the organisation you work for must take appropriate and proportional measures necessary for the protection of adults in your care, while still ensuring they are supported and empowered to have control over how they want to live their lives and this course can bring you one step closer to being able to do this.

This means that whatever the circumstance, you and the organisation you work for must take appropriate and proportional measures necessary for the protection of adults in your care, while still ensuring they are supported and empowered to have control over how they want to live their lives.

During this course you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to adults in need of care and support, the types of abuse suffered and key safeguarding legislation put in place to minimise the abuse of adults with care and support needs. By the end of this course, you will have learned a better understanding of safeguarding principles and be able to apply them to your role.

This includes being able to define the key terminology in relation to safeguarding; identify the principle laws that relate to safeguarding and why they have been put in place to minimise abuse; recognise and respond to the ten types of abuse suffered by vulnerable adults; identify and report concerns of abuse or neglect; describe your role, responsibilities and boundaries; ensure people are supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and give informed consent, and finally manage the environment to minimise the risk of abuse.


Module 1: Introduction and Definitions

Module 2: Types of Abuse and the Rights of Vulnerable Adults

Module 3: Recognising the Signs of abuse

Module 4: What to Do if you Suspect Abuse

Module 5: Safeguarding Legislation

Duration: 80 Minutes

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Understanding your Role in Care

Social care is the provision of social work, personal care, protection or social support services to children or adults in need, or at risk, or adults with needs arising from illness, disability, old age or poverty.

Choosing a job in health and social care means you want to make a difference to other people’s lives by supporting and caring for them, so they can thrive and their quality of life is enhanced.

To work in a professional manner and provide the best quality of care, you need to know the duties, responsibilities and boundaries of your job.

This course will define social care and talk about why people choose it as a career and what its goals and objectives are. It will also cover job descriptions, person centred care, understanding code of practices and the basics of government legislation. Finally it will touch on dealing with conflicts at work.


Module 1: The Course Structure

Module 2: Understanding Social Care

Module 3: Relationships

Module 4: Agreed way of working

Module 5: Keeping Up-To-Date

Module 6: Working in Partnership

Module 7: Resolving Conflicts

Duration: 40 Minutes

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Stroke Awareness


Strokes are the fourth single leading cause of death in the UK, as well as a leading cause of disability. Being aware of the causes and symptoms will help you act fast in a situation where you suspect someone is having a stroke and provide them with the best chance of receiving the treatment they need and minimising the long term impact of the condition.

This course will cover the types of strokes, the symptoms, and risk factors. It will also cover the treatment options and the longer term impact of the condition.

Target Audience

This course is aimed primarily at people working in adult care as they are likely to be working closely with people that are most at risk of having a stroke.


Having a knowledge of the symptoms of stroke can equip you to identify these and act quickly if you are in contact with someone who has a stroke. The quicker medical treatment can be administered to the person suffering a stroke the better the outcome is likely to be.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.


Module 1: Signs and Symptoms

Module 2: Types of strokes and Their Causes

Module 3: Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

Module 4: Post Stroke Problems and Care

Duration: 55 Minutes

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Mental Health Awareness

People often equate the words mental health with mental illness and there are many definitions of what mental health actually is. Mental health issues can happen to anyone despite social background, intelligence, gender or other factors.

This course explains the difference between mental health and mental illness. It covers the symptoms of a number of the most common mental illnesses so you will know what to look out for or what to expect if you are working with someone with one of these conditions. As well as providing some practical advice on how you can work effectively with those affected by these conditions.


Module 1: What is Mental Illness and Prevalence Rates

Module 2: Symptoms of Bi-Polar, Depression, Psychotic Disorders and Schizophrenia

Module 3: Symptoms of Anxiety, Personality Disorder, Self-Harming


Duration: 25 Minutes

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Learning Disability Awareness

Learning disabilities, however they are acquired, are lifelong. They are neurological disabilities and as such affect how an individual understands and remembers information, how they learn and communicate. People can be born with learning disabilities or they may acquire them later in life.

There are many differing types of learning difficulty and they can exhibit in many different ways and with many different characteristics.

This course will start by giving you an overview of some of the common types and causes of learning disabilities and how they affect people. It will touch on how a person centred approach to care will get the best results and look at how management must perform, and at the needs of the individual. It will also discuss overcoming the stigma attached to learning disabilities and much more.


Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Learning Disabilities: The Basics

Module 3: New Understanding

Module 4: Person-Centred Approach

Module 5: Meeting Needs-Part 1

Module 6: Meeting Needs-Part 2

Module 7: Meeting Needs-Part 3

Module 8: Legal Framework, Opportunities and Safeguarding

Duration: 50 Minutes

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Infection Control

Infection prevention and control measures aim to ensure the protection of those who might be vulnerable to acquiring an infection..Ok but why is this important?

Well every year at least 300,000 people develop a Health Care Associated Infection. This has a huge impact on the patient, the staff and the institution it occurs in. Whereas if there is good infection prevention and control, patients will have better health and more independence.

this course will start by defining infection prevention and control and explaining the impact of good and bad infection control. It then goes into detail about, the legislation that applies to infection control, the different types of micro-organisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the chain of infection, and much more.


Module 1: The course structure

Module 2: Infection Prevention and Control, and the Impact of Infection

Module 3: The Different Micro-Organisms

Module 4: How Bacteria are Transmitted

Module 5: The Chain of Infection

Module 6: The Control and Prevention of Infection

Module 7: Cleaning & Decontamination

Duration: 60 Minutes

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