To be eligible for this course, you will need a professional qualification as either a social worker, registered nurse, occupational therapist or chartered psychologist. You will also need some experience as a practitioner, and knowledge of mental capacity and human rights legislation.
You must find a mentor with experience of the Best Interests Assessor role, who can offer you support while you are training. You must fund the mentor's costs yourself.
You will also need to find a registered care home or hospital for you to undertake three one-hour observations. These should take place after you have started the course, and before you submit your portfolio for assessment.
You should also try to identify an opportunity to shadow a Best Interest Assessor undertaking an assessment, or part of an assessment - either before or after the course. This shadowing experience will improve your understanding of the BIADOLS role.