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Mental Capacity Training

Nicky Ryder delivering Mental Capacity training at Lancaster University, July 2023

We offer bespoke Mental Capacity training services designed to support capacity and bring your assessments up to ‘gold standard’. These sessions can be held either at your location, or delivered online. If you have something specific you are looking for, do please get in touch. We are more than happy to adapt training to your requirements, and can tailor our training materials to your own team and context.

Training sessions

Half-day sessions for a maximum of 30 people, held at your location or online. These can be tailored to your specific needs and can include introductory training, refresher training, or bespoke courses, such as the management of DoLS.

A ‘typical’ training session on Mental Capacity will cover topics including:

  • The Mental Capacity Act
  • What is ‘capacity’?
  • Mental Capacity Assessments
  • How to assess to a ‘gold standard’
  • Understanding Best Interest
  • Examples class / case studies
  • Deprivation of Liberties (DoLS) – linking to Liberty Protection Safeguards (2022)
  • Working in your context


  • £400 per half-day in-person / £250 per half-day online
  • £700 per full-day in-person / £450 per full-day online

Please note: if there are 1-12  learners taking part, we are more than happy to discuss alternate price schemes, for further information, please do get in touch via email or phone. These price schemes start at £30 per person.

Further, if in person, cost of travel for the trainer are additional.


Thank you ever so much for all your contributions yesterday. The knowledge and insights you shared were invaluable, inspiring thought-provoking discussions and fostering a deeper understanding of mental capacity assessments. Your dedication, meticulous planning, and interactive workshop ensured the workshop attendees gained valuable takeaways

Rebecca Harris, Lancaster University

I wanted to thank you from myself and the students for the session you delivered on Monday. It was insightful and highly relevant to the sector they work in. The students benefitted a lot from your session and feel equipped to be able to review for their exam.

Saajida Patel, Programme Leader FdA Social Care and Wellbeing, Blackburn University Centre

Additional information

The full day training will include several seminar sessions to apply what has been learnt and feedback across a range of scenarios. Both of which will include printed resources as well as a digital copy for reference.

Please discuss your requirements with us at the time of booking. For venues outside the North West of England, additional charges may apply.

Online training

We also offer online events that can be booked on a per-person basis. These are open to any professionals with an interest in the Mental Capacity Act and its applications. For upcoming events, visit our Eventbrite page.