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Best Interest Assessors Module

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SWK 4440
September 2017
November 2017
May 2018
Intensive block of six full days
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Course leader
Rahaman Mohammed

Develop the knowledge and skills to undertake a Best Interests Assessment and qualify to apply for an assessor role through this short course designed for a wide range of care practitioners.

Why study the Best Interest Assessors Module at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex we developed this course to benefit a variety of practitioners who are nominated by their employers and have at least two years post-registration experience as either an approved mental health professional, or a social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. This course is also available for first level nurses registered in Part 1 of the Register, occupational therapists registered in Part 6 of the Register, and chartered psychologists listed in the BPS Register of Chartered Psychologists. Only those with the needed professional qualifications (social worker, nurse, occupational therapist or psychologist) and practice experience will be eligible to successfully complete the course.

Best Interest Assessors, which was recently re-validated to meet the new statutory requirements, is an upgraded inter-professional module which aims to equip experienced practitioners in health and social care with the skills and knowledge required to enable them to undertake a Best Interests Assessment (BIA). 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 Body as a Best Interests Assessor having met in full the training requirements specified by the Department of Health.

Taught by experienced practitioners at our London campus, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to undertake a Best Interests Assessment. On successful completion of this course you will also be eligible to apply for approval from your supervisory body to carry out a Best Interests Assessor role.

What will you study on the Best Interest Assessors Module?

Taught by experienced lecturers at our world-class London campus, this course uses a variety of teaching methods and innovative resources to explore Best Interests Assessments.

Available either as an intensive block course or divided into separate study days, this course is flexibly structured to enable you to maintain your professional commitments while advancing your learning.

By the end of this course, you will be able to apply for approval from your supervisory body to carry out a Best Interests Assessor role.

If you are a social worker, please contact Sean Collinge in order to apply.

If you are a nurse/NHS worker, please visit our CPD health practitioner page for an application form.

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