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Adults Commissioning Course

We've developed a version of our course specifically for commissioners of adults services

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.

The course is a combination of virtual group sessions and independent learning activities. Initially, you will need to be able to commit to eight half day sessions online (instead of the 4 full days face to face), supported by independent study.

There is then an optional accredited part of the programme, providing an opportunity to complete an assignment derived from a work-based commissioning related project. By completing the accredited part of the programme, you will gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Commissioning and Purchasing worth 20 Masters-level CATS points. The project you undertake will give you the opportunity to apply theory and best practice to a live piece of commissioning work. You will also receive ongoing support via three group sessions and two individual tutorials.

The next course for adult's services commissioners will be online on the following dates (morning sessions):

  • Module 1A - 13 October 2021
  • Module 1B - 14 October 2021
  • Module 2A - 20 October 2021
  • Module 2B - 21 October 2021
  • Module 3A - 27 October 2021
  • Module 3B - 28 October 2021
  • Module 4A - 3 November 2021
  • Module 4B - 4 November 2021

If you plan to undertake accreditation of the course, then you will need to attend the additional support sessions on: 2 December 2021, 17 February 2022 and 5 May 2022.

To confirm a place complete the online booking form

For further information about the course please email IPC courses

Please note, due to demand bookings are taken on a first come first served basis


You can choose to accredit your learning from this short course and gain a certificate of credit from Oxford Brookes University, which equates to 20 credits at postgraduate level 7. To do this you will need to attend additional online 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.

Sasha Carter, Programme Administrator
Sasha Carter, Programme Administrator

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