Consent in a Care Environment Online Course

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Delivery Method: eLearning

You will look at the key principles of valid consent with adults who have capacity, how and when staff should seek consent, the different ways consent can be given and how staff should respond when consent is refused. You will also looks at ‘Gillick competence’ and how this principle is used when seeking consent from children and young people.

You will look at the key principles of consent when the adult may not have the capacity to make decisions. It includes examples of the different occasions when someone may not have capacity and also the fluid and fluctuating nature of capacity.

The course covers the different actions staff may need to take in seeking consent, including best interest decisions, emergency situations, advance decisions to refuse treatment and lasting powers of attorney.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Define the concept of ‘person who lacks capacity’
  • Describe how a person’s capacity to make decisions can vary and be different for different aspects of their life
  • Discuss the core principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) including the presumption of capacity
  • Describe different methods for helping and supporting individuals to make decisions and to participate in the decision-making process
  • Discuss how it is sometimes necessary to act in a person’s best interests when the person lacks capacity to consent to treatment and care
  • Describe how it is sometimes necessary to act in a person’s best interests when the person is unable to consent to treatment and care because of a temporary loss of capacity such as in an emergency situation
  • Describe how advance decisions to refuse treatment are used to convey the wishes of an individual
  • What consent is
  • When consent should be sought which includes everyday interactions as well as more serious treatment, investigations and procedures
  • How consent can be given
  • The importance of effective communication when providing information about choices, risks, benefits, advantages and disadvantages etc.
  • The process to follow when consent is refused
  • Briefly describe the role of lasting power of attorney

        Exams and Accreditation Features:

        • This course is accredited by The CPD Group.
        • Our Online test will be multiple choice. You can retake the test at no extra cost to improve your grade.
        • An accredited certificate is awarded upon completion which enable you to obtain certified CPD hours.

        E-Learning Format

        This eLearning is accessed through a dedicated learner portal. Your course material is presented in an interactive and easy to follow presentation enabling you to study at your own pace.

        The course is divided into simple sections with a short quiz at the end of each to test your knowledge. Once you have progressed through each of the course sections you can complete an end of course quiz which consists of multiple-choice questions based on the material that you have studied.

        Once you have passed the course you can download your fully accredited CPD certificate (PDF format) directly from your learning account.

        Duration and Time Limit

        The course takes approximately 3 Hours to complete, although there is no time limit and you can do it in your own time and in stages.


        Completing this course is the perfect way to prove your knowledge. The certificate achieved is fully registered with the CPD Group.

        You don’t need to have any previous training to do this course.

        In order to complete this course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple-choice quiz.


        • 100% Pass Rate.
        • Easy to complete.
        • Improve your career prospects.
        • Learn valuable knowledge, skills, advice and guidance to help you achieve success.
        • Study online from anywhere.
        • Study at your own pace.
        • Download and print your accredited CPD certificate on successful completion.

        Course Compatibility

        All our courses are fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

        We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed our courses to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices.

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