Course Profile

Course Profile: Training the Trainer in the Mental Capacity Act (Min. 2- 3 Days)
The course aims to provide the learner with the skills and knowledge required to train Health and Social Care workers in a one day course on the Mental Capacity Act. All learners attending this training need to have completed training in the Act previously and thereby could commence the course armed with the knowledge of the Act so as to then focus on the training element.
The trainer will follow the form of our 1 day awareness course. After each session the group will discuss the session and some individuals (depending on timescales) will have the opportunity to practice delivering part of the session. The trainer and other learners will provide feedback. The course is set within the context of the Care Act (2015), will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards and supports the Social Care Commitment.
The course provides some knowledge for
NHS KSF: Core 2.4, G1.4
MIS (2012): 9.1
QCF: SHC52
The course is designed for senior staff and managers in diverse Health & Social Care contexts.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • How to prepare for the practical elements of the training event e.g. The venue, the equipment etc.
  • The need to prepare appropriately for each group e.g. Background, Access, Interpreters etc.
  • The need to produce high quality course material e.g. Slides, Handouts, Evaluation sheets etc.
  • The need to be familiar with the learning content and background information
  • The choice of training methods that would best suit areas of learning and contingency methods
  • Good opening sessions: Welcome, Introductions, Objectives, Contract, Health & safety etc.
  • How to introduce the subject and inspire commitment to learning
  • The use of Ice breakers and how to use them
  • How to explain the spirit and key features of the Act
  • How to deliver other presentations relating to the subject using a variety of training methods
  • How to facilitate large and smaller group discussion, exercises and facilitate feedback
  • How to involve the group in discussion e.g. Chalk and talk and Word shower method
  • How to take questions from group members and respond to these
  • How to encourage the group as a whole and quieter group members in particular
  • Ways to ensure that no one person dominates and ensure that all people are afforded respect
  • The way Diversity in integrated into the whole course and not simply be an ‘add on’
  • Ways to ensure compliance with the learning agreement and maintain boundaries
  • How to support individuals who are struggling with the material
  • How to close the session and wrap up the day
Training methods utilised include: Tutor presentations, Handouts, Chalk and talk, Wordstorm method, Large and smaller group work, Pairs work, Practical paper exercise, Practice examples, DVD, PowerPoint, Role play, Feedback, Practice work