Best Interest Assessors, Certificate | Part time online | Middlesex University | United Kingdom
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Best Interest Assessors

5 days
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About

Best Interest Assessor is an interprofessional module offered by Middlesex University which aims to equip experienced practitioners in health and social care with the skills and knowledge required to enable them to undertake a Best Interest Assessment (BIA).

Overview

Key facts

  • This course in Best Interest Assessors offered by Middlesex University is a one week intensive course.
  • A BIA is a specific task related to implementing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and on completion of the module and successful assessment, participants will be eligible to apply for approval to their Supervisory Board as a Best Interest Assessor having met in full the training requirements specified by the Department of Health. 

Course content

  • The syllabus is laid down in the requirements of the five professional capabilities for Best Interest Assessors (DoH) which are embedded within a series of 6 one-day workshops and practice learning opportunities.

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Mental capacity legislation and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS), their related codes of practice, national and local policy guidance
  • Relevant parts of other legislation, codes of practice, national and local policy guidance, in particular the Human Rights Act 1998, the Mental Health Acts 1983 and 2007, and law/policy related to Adult Safeguarding
  • The formal two-stage assessment of capacity
  • The impact of mental disorder on mental capacity, including the effect of social, physical and developmental factors on a person’s ability to make decisions

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two years post-registration experience as either an approved mental health professional or social worker registered with Social Work England.

To apply for this course you must:

  • Have two years post-registration experience as either an approved mental health professional or social worker registered with Social Work England
  • Be a first level nurse registered in Part 1 of the Register, an occupational therapist registered in Part 6 of the Register or a chartered psychologist registered with the BPS
  • Provide a reference from a current or your most recent employer
  • Be able to organise to shadow a BIA conducting an assessment

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1450 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1450 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.
  • National

    1450 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1450 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.

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