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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

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 consent and how do we relate ‘capacity’ to this?
  • Mental Capacity Assessments
  • How to assess mental capacity
  • Best interest decisions
  • Deprivation of Liberties (DoLS) – linking to Liberty Protection Safeguards (2022)
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship
  • Court of Protection


  • £400 per half-day in-person (plus travel) / £300 per half-day online
  • £700 per full-day in-person (plus travel) / £450 per full-day online

Please note, travel costs are added on top of this, for a precise quote, please do get in touch.

Half-day vs Full-day

Both training options include the fundamentals required to understand the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Capacity Assessment process.

Our full-day training sessions include two additional interactive workshops: the first looking at what questions to ask in a Mental Capacity Assessments, and the second looking at how to document in accordance with legal requirements. These extra workshops have proven extremely popular with our participants, and help to build knowledge and confidence in how to apply the Mental Capacity Act in everyday practice.


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

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.