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Online Consent for Health and Social Care Course – Level 2 –
Welcome to our consent for health and social care course. Our online training courses are developed in line with the latest UK legislation and meet the requirements set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Health and Safety Executive and other professional and regulatory bodies


Course aims and objectives

  • To inform learners on the key factors to consider when obtaining consent
  • To provide a clear understanding on the legislation regarding consent in health and social care environments
  • Be able to know and apply the main forms of consent in routine practice
  • Understand the principles of Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • An awareness of mental capacity assessment and deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • To provide essential consent training resources in an engaging and meaningful way
  • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals and businesses

What is covered in this online course?

  • An introduction to the key principles for consenting to treatments or procedures
  • What the law says about consent
  • Definition of informed consent
  • How to respond to patient requests and questions
  • Other factors to consider when obtaining consent
  • Definition of voluntary consent
  • Understanding the key principles of adult competence
  • Refusal of treatment
  • How capacity is assessed
  • What to do if a patient or service user lacks capacity
  • What support is available for people who lack capacity to consent
  • How to support people who lack capacity in practice
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Key provisions to protect vulnerable adults when obtaining consent
  • Court referrals for adults who lack capacity
  • Definition of advance decisions
  • Issues around children and consent
  • Understanding parental responsibilities
  • Complex situations in relation to consent
  • Definition of delegated consent
  • The main forms of consent
  • Consent forms that are used in healthcare environments
  • Key points to remember about consent process
  • Where to find further information on consent (online learning resources)

Who is this course for?

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Allied Healthcare Workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Social Care Support Workers
  • Voluntary Staff working in the NHS


For classroom training courses:

  • Bring photo ID (e.g., passport, licence, EU card)
  • Wear comfortable clothing

For online courses:

  • Access to a computer device, e.g., desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone device

Career path

Our online and classroom training courses are suitable for:

  • Those who are looking to improve their knowledge of the subject area
  • Those whose jobs require periodic continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Those who need to show evidence as part of their professional registration requirements, e.g., doctors, nurses and allied health professionals


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