COMMISSIONING FOR WELLBEING WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY AND AUTISM FOCUS (RQF)
Highfield Level 5 Certificate in Principles of Commissioning for Wellbeing (RQF) with Learning Disability and Autism Focus
Details of course:
When support for people with a learning disability is commissioned well, it can make a significant difference to someone’s life. Throughout 2020, Bespoke Consultancy and Education Ltd working in partnership with Skills for Care has been delivering a pilot across the South West to deliver the qualification with a learning disability and/or autism focus.
The qualification tackles the challenge of defining and delivering wellbeing outcomes in an increasingly complex environment. It highlights not only the importance of consultation and coproduction at every stage of the commissioning cycle but also unpicks the legislative requirements to manage the market effectively and considers the role of stakeholders while placing people at the heart of the process.
This opportunity is now available across the rest of England for commissioners, providers of health and social care services and other professionals involved in commissioning services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
It will give learners the opportunity to connect with other commissioning staff across the country, to learn what they’re doing and how they approach their work. It will help improve confidence, motivation as well as increase skills and knowledge.
Throughout 2020 Skills for Care, in partnership with Bespoke Consultancy Education, has been delivering a pilot to deliver the qualification with a learning disability and autism focus. It aims to assist commissioners to rethink and improve their commissioning practice. In April 2020, a cohort of 12 commissioners (six from social care and six from health) began undertaking the L5 Commissioning for Wellbeing with a Learning Disability and Autism focus.
Launched by Highfield Qualifications, this qualification was developed by Skills for Care, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA) and United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) in partnership with commissioners, provider associations and personal assistant employers, to support the learning and development needs of people who commission social care services.
The qualification tackles the challenge of defining and delivering wellbeing outcomes in an increasingly complex environment. It highlights not only the importance of consultation and coproduction at every stage of the commissioning cycle, but also unpicks the legislative requirements to manage the market effectively and considers the role of stakeholders while placing people at the heart of the process.
For more information about this pilot, please click here or visit https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/qualifications/commissioning-for-wellbeing.aspx
What is covered in the course?
Unit 1: The role of the commissioner for wellbeing
This unit aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of those involved in commissioning for wellbeing, from all agencies. Learners will develop their understanding of the values that inform commissioning and the complex contextual factors that influence the commissioning environment, including policy and legislation that affects commissioning for wellbeing.
Unit 2: Commissioning Together for Outcomes
This unit aims to develop the learners understanding and knowledge of commissioning for wellbeing as an outcome-focused process. Learners will also develop understanding and knowledge of commissioning for wellbeing as a process that has relationships and partnerships at its heart, with people and with other commissioners.
Unit 3: The Commissioning Cycle
This unit aims to develop understanding and knowledge of the steps and processes involved in the commissioning cycle (analyse, plan, do, review). Learners will also develop their understanding of the need to establish a balanced, diverse, sustainable market, as well as the range of actions that can help to achieve this.
Unit 4: Professional Development for Effective Commissioning
This unit aims to develop analytical self-assessment and reflection to determine professional development requirements and own professional development plans to improve and maintain knowledge and skills required as a commissioner for wellbeing.
This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.
To register for this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:
- 18 years of age or above
- Demonstrate that they can manage higher level independent study and therefore should be qualified to at least a level 3 qualification.
- Have significant experience within the care and support sector, in either a local authority or NHS setting, or related areas such as housing or the voluntary and community sectors
If you are a care provider or a care providing local authority you may be entitled to £1300 funding per person towards this qualification.
How to apply?
To apply for a funded place, please complete Skills For Care’s Expression of Interest Form here and return it to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Got a question about this course?
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Meet Bev Cole, Commissioning Tutor.
“My absolute passion and drive are making a difference to people. I am delighted to make a difference through supporting learners to focus on commissioning for wellbeing, to look at the barriers that exist in the system, and the opportunities that exist to make a change.
I have extensive experience working in various direct support and management roles in the Health and Social Care sector. My previous experience has come from working for both provider and commissioning services this has resulted in a deeper understanding of the wider picture.
I thrive on learner’s journeys, their development, and their ongoing success after achieving their qualification. The commissioning for wellbeing course enlightens and inspires learners to make positive change for themselves and the sector.” – Bev Cole.