Skip to main content

Commissioning Course

“As a new commissioner I selected the course to enable me to embed and enhance good commissioning practice within my day-to-day role."

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.

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

“The course has given me an excellent foundation of knowledge that will help me commission and shape the most appropriate services for users in an innovative and creative way. The IPC tutors were excellent, and I found it very useful to draw on the experiences of colleagues on the course who came from a wide range of areas in different local authorities.”

We are now delivering this short course as 8 half day sessions online. You will get the same, good quality group learning experience from the same tutors at the same price of £790 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 £500 per person for accreditation. Download the student handbook below for more details.

  • Book on to one of our courses

  • Course Name




  • Online

    1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd March 2022

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

  • Online

    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

    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

    from December 2021

    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

    from November 2021

    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