The course was originally endorsed by the College of Social Work and applauded for its very strong practice focus. Not only does the course ensure practitioners have an understanding of the law and case law developments, but also, and essentially, how to deliver best practice.
You will refresh your knowledge of the five Mental Capacity Act principles, before looking in detail at the impact of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and subsequent case law developments. You will explore how the law and guidance should be delivered in practice with Stephen Mordue (Senior Lecturer in Social Work) and an experienced Best Interests Assessor currently in practice.
This course was originally endorsed by the College of Social Work and applauded for its very strong practice focus
The teaching will be a range of Canvas, group work, case studies and handouts.
You will be required to complete a reflective analysis of practice within a supervised assessment.
Applicants must be either:
You need to have two years post qualifying experience and be able to demonstrate application of The Mental Capacity Act principles in practice.
The fee for this course is £795.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will have a University Certificate of Postgraduate Study in Best Interests Assessment in Practice, which will allow you to practice as a Best Interest Assessor under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
This programme is a key qualification needed for anyone wanting to become an advanced practitioner or operate in an advanced practice role.