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Mental Health Act - Level 2 - Online Course - CPDUK Accredited

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Mandatory Training Group


£19.99 inc VAT
Study method
2 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Mental Health Act - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Mental Health Act training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

In most cases, when people are treated in a hospital or another mental health facility, they have agreed or volunteered to be there. They may be referred to as a voluntary patient. But there are cases when a person can be detained, also known as sectioned, under the Mental Health Act (1983) and treated without their agreement.

The Mental Health Act (1983) is the primary piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder. The Mental Health Act made several critical changes to the 1983 Mental Health Act, which laid down provision for the compulsory detention and treatment of people with mental health problems in England and Wales. All healthcare and social care workers need to know how the Mental Health Act affects their work.

Certificate duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: No entry restrictions

Recommended prerequisites: N/A

Assessment type: End of course assessment

Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price

Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

Mental Health Act - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.


Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media


  • Mental Health Act 2007 - Online Training Course - The Mandatory Training Group UK - - download


Course content

This online Mental Health Act training course covers the following:

  • Introduction into the Mental Health Act
  • The critical aspects of the Mental Health Act
  • The four-step compulsion pathway
  • The Mental Health Act code of practice
  • Broadening professional roles under the Mental Health Act
  • Electroconvulsive therapy guidance
  • Mental health tribunals
  • The five Mental Health Act guiding principles, and
  • Additional online learning resources and references relating to the Mental Health Act.

Course aims

The aims and objectives of this online Mental Health Act training course are to improve the awareness of mental health legislation and how it impacts daily practice.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Mental Health Act training course, the learner will:

  • Provide the learner with a clear understanding of the legislation and guidelines related to mental health,
  • Provide an awareness of the four steps compulsion pathway and the code of practice,
  • Provide an understanding of the now broader professional roles and guidance relating to electroconvulsive therapy, and
  • Improve the learner’s awareness of mental health tribunals and the guiding principles for health and social care professionals.

Mental Health Act - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Who is this course for?

This online Mental Health Act training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants, and
  • Community services.

Mental Health Act - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.


Learn anywhere, anytime on any device

You will need access to a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone device to complete these online courses. You can start, pause/stop and return to where you left off.

Our courses utilise responsive design features, making them available on any device of your choice.

Mental Health Act - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Career path

Our online courses and programmes range from introductory modules at Level 1 (awareness/beginner) to advanced and expert modules up to Level 6.

Our e-learning modules count towards CPD hours for professionals in various sectors as well as meeting mandatory and statutory requirements (where relevant).

Mental Health Act - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

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Roshna Bibi asked:

How long is this course for?


Good morning Upon purchase, you will have access to the course for up to 365 days. The course is self paced. Depending on experience and attitude towards the course, it usually takes learners around 45 - 60 minutes to complete in full. Many thanks MTG Support Team

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Sally asked:

Do you have to have completed level 1 first?


There is no Level 1 for this course. It's only provided at level 2

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