IMCA Taught Course

Statutory IMCA taught course

Our two day taught course on the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate is for advocates wanting to specialise in this statutory role.

The course takes place at our training venue in Wirral. For groups, we can deliver in a venue of your choice

What is an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate or IMCA

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 came into force in 2007 and introduced the new statutory role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) to support people who lack capacity to make certain decisions. Local Authorities and NHS bodies will have a duty to instruct an IMCA to support an individual if they meet the criteria as laid out in the Act.


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Why train as an IMCA

The aim of the course is to equip advocates with the skills and knowledge to provide a quality IMCA service to their clients. We deliver to small groups ensuring all learners have a chance to participate fully and raise any questions or challenges throughout the course. Read some of our client feedback here.

The course is a combination of knowledge transfer, practical sessions, discussions, and role play giving advocates the opportunity to put the theory behind IMCA into practice.

The cost of the two day course is £300 + VAT and includes lunch and refreshments, a comprehensive course folder, and the Mental Capacity Act (2005) Code of Practice.

Course Outline

Overview of the MCA
Best Interests
Office of the Public Guardian
Court of Protection
Role of the IMCA
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the role of the IMCA
Case management and report writing
Report writing
Commissioning an IMCA service
Non Instructed Advocacy
Case studies and ethical dilemmas

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Our Approach

Training group

Our training is centered on both the business and the individual needs of the learner.

If you would like to discuss your training needs in more detail, contact us today.

Tel 0151 653 7111 or fill our enquiry form