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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in the Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Ref:
601/3621/2
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
Registration and Certification Fee
£29.00

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
28
TQT
30
Credit Value
3

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification aims to provide learners with:

• an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
• an understanding of the importance of complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice when working with individuals who lack capacity
• the knowledge to apply the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in their practice.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification supports those working in organisations providing care to those individuals who lack capacity by providing the underpinning knowledge and understanding of how the Act is applied in workplace practice.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification in a health or social care related area.

How is this qualification structured?

To be awarded the Level 3 Award in the Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, learners are required to successfully complete one mandatory unit:

• Unit 01 Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

How is it assessed?

To achieve the Level 3 Award in the Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the mandatory unit. Grades are not awarded.

The Level 3 Award in the Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is internally assessed.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:

• Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
• Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
• Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
• Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to prepare for further training and to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with vulnerable adults.


Qualification Specification
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This qualification specification contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment.

Assessment Principles
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This document details the Skills for Care and Development Assessment Principles.

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Qualification Specification (doc)
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This qualification specification contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment.

Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60136212 V1.0
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