You will have a qualified MPAC or Mental Health Lawyer who will take you through nine Action Learning Sets (ALSs). Action Learning Sets provide a powerful approach to solving clinical problems.
An Action Learning Set is a group of people within a workplace or organisation that meet with the specific intention of solving workplace problems. The main aim of the ALS is to come away with a set of realistic actions that will help to solve or understand the issue at hand. The four main principles of an ALS are that it should be open, reflective, practical and shared. It is usually made up of between six to eight individuals and groups stay together for the duration of the course.
You will identify your learning objectives and be able to discuss those learning objectives with your tutor.
A record and evidence of CPD activities undertaken including evidence of attendance and information gathered. To include a reflective commentary evaluating the learning activities undertaken and how the knowledge and skills developed on the module have been used in the workplace and for personal and professional development.
An outline of the role of the AC/RC and its responsibilities. Students should show their understanding of the role and what is required of the RC and the AC. Students should be able to discuss incidents when they have carried out these responsibilities under supervision.
A statutory report:
An anonymised or hypothetical statutory report for the First Tier Tribunal, or Managers hearing which you have prepared.
An anonymised, concise, case commentary:
Relating to your involvement in the care of a detained patient, which should demonstrate your awareness, understanding and reflection on key areas of applied AC competence, and the guiding principles of the Code of Practice.
Supervision and Mentoring Log:
Providing a reflective log of service-based supervision and mentoring throughout the programme .
Mock Tribunal role play:
You will have the opportunity to present your statutory report to a mock tribunal made up of a judge and a medical member. You will be cross-examined on the evidence you give and have the opportunity to improve and receive feedback on your advocacy skills.