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Assessing Capacity

A BILD CPD Learning and Development Programme




The Assessing Capacity programme uses the terms of the Mental Capacity Act to improve quality of life and inform system-wide improvement. 

This training will allow delegates to consider best practice and give them an opportunity to explore its application to them and their service through practical exercises.

The programme will deliver theoretical learning in the context of case law and consider how to translate this to best practice within services. Delegates will consider the importance of applying the 5 statutory principles service / organisational wide and consider the empowerment as the most important part of MCA practice.

Training will be delivered over a two day period running concurrently (plus a further one day, six weeks later, where delegates will feed back workplace assignments). Delegates will need to attend all three days, and successfully complete the required assessments. 

Who should attend

This programme is for managers who are identified in operational policies as being directly responsible for undertaking Mental Capacity assessments and who want to become more competent in Mental Capacity Act assessments and best interest processes. 

Learning Objectives

During the course the following areas will be explored in detail: 

  • How current guidance relates to practice 
  • Different aspects of assumption of capacity  and the competences needed to assess capacity  
  • Considerations needed for best interest an unwise decision making 
  • The principle of least restriction 
  • Service wide implementation  of the five key  principles of the Act 



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This event has been CPD Certified

Attendance will allow you to gain CPD points towards your Continuous Professional Development requirements.

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How to book a place at this event

Book online

Use the booking form

Download the booking form above, fill it in online, save and send to us by email to learning@bild.org.uk, or fill in the form by hand and return by fax to 0121 415 6999 or post it to: 


BILD Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2SQ


Book by telephone

For more information or to book a place by telephone, please call the Events Team on 0121 415 6970

If you need help just call us on 0121 415 6970

Event Price:

For a workplace programme (10 delegates from one organisation they provide the venue): £2,550.00 for BILD members, £2,775.00 for non-members.   

£325 + VAT
 for single delegates