logo_orangesmAward in the Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (RQF)

QAN Number: LAO-HS018-A3K
RQF Number: 600/9426/6

Assessment Requirements:

Portfolio of Evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisers (EQAs)

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

The LAO Level 3 Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides learners with the understanding and knowledge required to work with individuals who have mental capacity issues. The legislation was introduced in England and Wales in 2007 to provide a framework for making decisions on behalf of others. The qualification provides learners with what to do if they are involved in the care, treatment or support of people aged 16 and over, who may lack capacity to make decisions. The qualification provides the learning and knowledge required to aid decision making and provides the knowledge and understanding of the protection that is available to care workers under the act.

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification is suitable for those who work within the health and social care sector.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into further training or learning such as:

  • LAO Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings (RQF)
  • LAO Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)
  • LAO Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (RQF)
  • LAO Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (RQF)
  • LAO Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia (RQF)
  • LAO Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF)
  • LAO Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health (RQF)
  • LAO Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)
  • LAO Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)
  • LAO Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (RQF)
  • LAO Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)
  • LAO Level 3 in Awareness of End of Life Care (RQF)

Funding

For details on eligibility for government funding please refer to the following websites: http://www.education.gov.uk/section96/ http://www.thedataservice.org.uk

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