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Commissioning Course

The course has given me an excellent foundation of knowledge that will help me commission and shape services. The IPC tutors were excellent, and I found it very useful to draw on the experiences of colleagues on the course.

Louise Beaumont

Louise Beaumont, Commissioning Officer, Healthier Communities, Adults and Communities Directorate, Barnsley Council

Most of us don’t grow up and think ‘I want to become a commissioner’, but five years after university I found myself in the role asking myself is there more I need to know? The IPC Commissioning course answered my questions and helped build my confidence.

Liam Mawhinney

Liam Mawhinney, Children’s Business Change Commissioning Manager, Leicester City Council

I selected this course to broaden my knowledge about commissioning, procurement and contract management. The course was interesting, insightful and taught me great commissioning best practice.

Tracy Carter

Tracy Carter, Commissioning Officer, Cornwall Council

I wanted to reflect on my own commissioning practice within a ‘safe space’. The course enabled me to do this comfortably and the brilliant IPC tutors created an environment that stimulated meaningful discussion via practical exercises.

Charlotte Parkes

Charlotte Parkes, Senior Public Health Manager, Royal Borough of Greenwich

The skills and knowledge gained in commissioning and procurement training provided by IPC have enhanced my career. I have been able to confidently apply and secure a senior role in commissioning.

Oludare Oludipe

Oludare Oludipe, Project Manager, South London Commissioning Programme (SLCP)

I would highly recommend the IPC Commissioning Course to anyone! When I started the course I felt like a complete novice. Fast forward 2 years and I have so much more confidence in myself and my ability as a commissioning officer.

Tracey Inkster, Commissioning Officer, Commissioning Team, Central Bedfordshire Council

Our popular commissioning course supports commissioners in health and social care organisations to implement the national agenda and develop good commissioning practice. It will enable you to understand the commissioning process and commission value-for-money services.

We are delivering this short course as either 8 half day sessions online or 4 full day face to face sessions. Either way you will get the same, good quality group learning experience from the same tutors at the same price of £850 per person. Download more information about the Commissioning Course.

Sign up to our next course below, or let us work with you to design a bespoke training opportunity to suit the needs of your organisation.


You can choose to accredit your learning from this short course and gain a certificate of credit from Oxford Brookes University – worth 20 CATS credits at postgraduate 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 £540 per person for accreditation. Download the student handbook below for more details.

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  • Online

    Children's services course: 2, 9, 16 and 23 May 2023

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

  • Online

    April and May 2023

    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

    February and March 2023

    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

  • Online

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    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

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    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

Sasha Carter, Programme Administrator
Sasha Carter, Programme Administrator

Contact us to book an in-house bespoke course for your organisation

Our commissioning course is:


Balances theory with current practical examples


It's the longest running and most popular commissioning course


Compliant with legislation and informed by our consultancy and research


You can get a qualification from Oxford Brookes University

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