Best Interest Assessor Course And Qualification

Public course: £1395 + VAT
In-house course: call for details
Qualification: The Best Interest Assessor module is a Master Level 7 Qualification worth 20 credits
Duration: 4 days

Key Learning Points

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

• Examine up to date case law in relation to mental capacity and deprivation of liberty.

• Explore both form and substance of evidence required from the BIA on the Form 3 assessments.

• Consider the importance of the role of the RPR to include relevant case law.

• Explore and consider up to date policy and research

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of capacity and risk, provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and their codes of practice and the wider legal framework and relevant case law.
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the importance of providing record-keeping and reporting that clearly justifies reasoned decisions made in accordance with legal requirements and good practice.
  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the importance of a clear, sensitive approach in communication skills with the relevant key consultees, carers and advocates, as well as the service user within the process.

Cognitive & Intellectual Skills

  1. Integrate and synthesise knowledge of the MCA, DoLS, and the surrounding legal framework, into complex practical situations faced in daily practice.
  2. Synthesise information to make professional and independent judgements in complex situations in their role.
  3. Collate, analyse, and evaluate complex evidence and different views to make informed, ethical decisions.

Practical & Professional Skills

  1. Demonstrate a critically reasoned application of the process, procedures and documentation of the DoLS and its code of practice, including an ongoing commitment to anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice.
  2. Critically appraise and manage their own values in relation to the value base of their profession and the sensitive nature of the subject.
  3. Demonstrate an advanced ability to operationalise the principles and practice of risk analysis and risk assessment.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to make professional, and independent judgement and decisions determining Deprivation of Liberty, Best Interests and duration of an authorisation.

Important Notification: 

The course is comprised of four interactive days of training. The module will either be delivered over four consecutive days, or in two blocks of two days over the course of the same month.
Students are also expected to carry out directed self-study before the course, and are required to complete two post-course assignments.

**2024 Dates**

April, May and June dates FULLY BOOKED

We plan to run an another course in June/July. Email: to be added to the waitlist

  • 23-26 April 2024 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 1-2 & 7-8 May 2024 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 25- 28 JUNE 2024 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 27-28 June & 11-12 July 2024

The fee is £1395 + VAT per person.

Bond Solon offers you the option to pay the fees of the BIA qualifying course in 2 instalments.

If you are looking at training for eight or more people, please call the office on 020 7549 2549 as it may be more cost effective to run an in-house/closed course.

Entry requirements

There are nationally set entry requirements in order to become a BIA:

  • At least two years post-qualifying experience as either a social worker, occupational therapist, nurse, or chartered or registered psychologist.
  • Registered with the appropriate professional body.
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Human Rights Act 1998.
  • Be able to directly observe a best interest assessment being conducted after attending the module.

The fee includes:

  • 4 days of interactive training
  • University Enrolment Fees
  • Marking Fees
  • Awarding of BIA Qualification
  • Comprehensive Training materials
  • Access to the University’s online learning system and e-library
  • 15% off future BIA Legal Update courses
  • Access to NUS student card
  • Access to Bond Solon’s BIA LinkedIn page
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If several of your colleagues are interested in this course, it may be more effective to run this course in-house at your organisation. To discuss this further, please call us on +44 (0) 0207 549 2549 or contact us via email.

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