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 public care organisations. 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.


Specialist and bespoke commissioning courses

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


Find out more about our commissioning courses here


New course: Bath, September and October

Our next Commissioning course for Adults' Services will take place in Bath on 20-21 September and 18-19 October 2017.  To book your place, please download, complete and return this form to us at