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Best Interest Assessments in Practice

Best Interest Assessments in Practice

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Short Course Certificate

Subject areas

Legal Practice

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview:

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.
  • You will work with an experienced Best Interests Assessor currently in practice.

Topics covered include:

  • Mental Capacity Act principles
  • Impact of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and subsequent case law developments
  • How the law and guidance should be delivered in practise.

Employment:

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

8 weeks

Start date

SEP

Modules

Mental Capacity Act Principles
Impact of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Subsequent Case Law Developments
How the Law and Guidance should be delivered in Practise

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£795

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants must be either: A social worker registered with the Health Care Professions Council; A first level nurse, registered in Sub-Part 1 of the Nurses’ Part of the Register maintained under article 5 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001; An occupational therapist registered in Part 6 of the register maintained under article 5 of the Health Professions Order 2001; A chartered psychologist who is listed in the British Psychological Society’s Register of Chartered Psychologists and who holds a relevant practising certificate issued by that Society. You need to have two years post qualifying experience and be able to demonstrate application of The Mental Capacity Act principles in practice.