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Care Purchasing and Brokerage

IPC and the Commissioning Alliance have developed a short course aimed at social care staff who work in care placement, brokerage or purchasing roles

It was an eye opener... It gave me insight into the sector, better understanding of the procurement process and vital skills such as negotiation that I was able to put into practice straight away.

Mazeda Bellevue, Children's Care and Support

It's good to get a qualification as this stands you in good stead if you want to progress into more senior job roles... you learn from others

Louise Pingerna, Senior SEN Brokerage Officer

IPC and the Commissioning Alliance have developed a short course aimed at social care staff who work in care placement, brokerage or purchasing roles. The aim is to develop your knowledge and skills, providing an opportunity to reflect on practice, explore new ways of working and gain a professional qualification.

We are delivering this short course as 4 half day sessions online. It's delivered through a mix of presentations and practical sessions to share approaches that work. The course costs £500 per person (or £400 for Commissioning Alliance members). Sign up to our next course below.

Accreditation

You can choose to accredit your learning from this short course and gain an award from Oxford Brookes University – worth 10 CATS credits at undergraduate level – to help with your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). To do this you will need to attend additional support sessions and complete an assessed work-based project. There is an additional fee of £300 per person for accreditation. Download the student handbook below for more details.

  • Book on to one of our courses

  • Course Name

    Location

    Dates

    Description

  • Online

    10, 17, 24, 31 January 2024

    This course aimed at social care staff who work in children's services care placement, brokerage or purchasing roles

  • Online

    16, 23, 30 January and 6 February 2024

    This course is aimed at social care staff who work in adult care placement, brokerage or purchasing roles

  • Online

    March/April 2024 (now full) and June/July 2024 booking form available

    This course is aimed at commissioners of adult care and health services. It is designed to support you to implement the national agenda and develop good commissioning practice.

  • Online

    January/February 2024 (now full) and April/May 2024 booking form available

    This course is aimed at commissioners of children's services. It is designed to support you to implement the national agenda and develop good commissioning practice

  • Wales

    Contact us

    This accredited programme is specifically designed for front line managers in Wales to develop leadership and management skills with a real understanding of managing practice

  • Online

    Contact us

    This accredited programme is for Service Managers, Principal Officers, or Heads of Service in Wales to help you develop your role in the strategic development of your organisation

Clare Dodwell, Principal Consultant
Clare Dodwell, Principal Consultant

Contact us to find out more about the care purchasing and brokerage course