A series of CPD-accredited webinars, presented by Tim Farmer, multi-award-winning author and expert witness specialising in the assessment of mental capacity, and Danielle Roberts, Specialist Speech & Language Therapist.

#1 Introduction to Mental Capacity

Mon, 17 May 2021 12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • Understand the importance of the individual and keeping them at the centre of the assessment process
  • Have an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • Understand the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and how to apply them in practice
  • Understand the ‘2-stage test’ as an assessment framework and how to apply it

#2 Threshold of Understanding & Fluctuating Capacity

Tues, 18 May 2021 12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • Know how to define the threshold of understanding
  • Know how to apply the CMSL model and set the threshold of understanding
  • Understand why setting it at the right level is so important
  • Have some knowledge of caselaw relating to the threshold of understanding
  • Have learnt how to manage fluctuating capacity

#3 Communication & Supported Decision-Making

Weds, 19 May 2021 12:00pm-1:00pm

  • Understand how communication and mental capacity interact
  • Know what the term ‘communication’ really means
  • Understand how communication function interacts with the MCA 2-stage test
  • Have an understanding of Principle 1 of the MCA and communication difficulties
  • Have an understanding of Principle 2 of the MCA and supported decision -making.

#4 Assessing Capacity Virtually

Thurs, 20 May 2021 12:00pm-1:00pm

  • Understand the relationship between the assessment medium and the assessment process
  • Understand what you need to do in terms of planning and preparation prior to a remote assessment, during the assessment and after the assessment
  • Understand how to conduct an assessment via remote video-link
  • Learn some practical tips and how and when to apply them.

The webinars can be purchased individually @ £25 + VAT each, or as part of a series (4 webinars for the price of 3 @ £75 + VAT total)

Our webinars are both interesting and informative, referencing case law and case studies to give context, plus we provide practical tips on assessing mental capacity.

Each webinar earns 1 CPD point/1 CPD hour.

For more information, please email training@tsfconsultants.co.uk or to book via Eventbrite, please click below:

TSF have a passion and wealth of experience in assessing Mental Capacity and Financial Vulnerability and our mission is to create a global authority of excellence. As such, we offer best-practice mental capacity training for legal, financial and medical professionals in these complex areas, to support you and your teams.

CPD Member

We are proud to be a member of The CPD Certification Service – the UK’s leading independent Continuous Professional Development accreditation body. Our mental capacity training is eligible for CPD accreditation.

Mental Capacity Training Packages

We have two different types of mental capacity training:

Webinar Training - Standard

We offer webinar training for individuals, on pre-set dates, covering:

  • Introduction to Mental Capacity
  • Threshold of Understanding and Fluctuating Capacity
  • Communication and Supported Decision-Making
  • Assessing Mental Capacity Virtually

Each of these webinars are approx. 30 minutes plus live Q&A.

Webinar Training - Bespoke

We also offer bespoke training aimed at individual companies or groups. These are currently only offered as webinars, but when able to, we also offer face to face training.

These webinars are booked on your preferred date, and are tailored to the topics of your choice and length of training required (1-4 hours).

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Mental Capacity
  • Threshold of Understanding
  • Communication and Supported Decision-Making
  • Assessing Mental Capacity Virtually
  • Financial Vulnerability
  • Detailed Capacity Assessment type, such as such as mental capacity to:
    • write a Will
    •  litigate
    •  gift
    • engage on the internet and social media
  • Or a combination of topics, as required

Please note: we do not currently train individuals to become a Mental Capacity Assessor, but we are looking to introduce this in 2021.

We provide interesting and informative sessions, using case law, case studies to give context and practical tips.  Our training can be used for CPD purposes, and we provide certification as required.

For further information, availability, prices or to book, please contact us on 0333 577 7020 or email training@tsfconsultants.co.uk