As a commissioner, you need to shape services based on needs but within available resources. You want to maintain good relationships with your service providers, at the same time providing people who use services with choice and control over their care, ultimately achieving positive outcomes.

How this course can help you

This four-day course is aimed at commissioners in health and social care. It is designed to support you to:

  • Implement the national agendaCommissioning course
  • Develop good commissioning practice

The course will enable you and your partner agencies to:

  • Develop good understanding of the commissioning process
  • Commission value-for-money services

Oxford Brookes University accreditation

You can choose to accredit your learning from this short course and gain a Certificate of Credit in Commissioning and Purchasing for Public Care from Oxford Brookes University. Download the Student Handbook for more details.

Specialist and bespoke commissioning courses

We regularly tailor this course to focus on commissioning children’s services or adults’ services and  bespoke in-house programmes for local authorities and CCGs.

Find out more about our commissioning course here

Our next children's course: November 2017

Our next course for children's services commissioners will take place in London on 29-30 November 2017 and 3-4 January 2018.  To book your place, please download, complete and return this form to us at

Our next adults course: March 2018

Our next course for adults' services commissioners will take place in Brimingham 20-21 March and 17-18 April 2018.  To register your interest please contact us at