Level 5 Certificate in Principles of
COMMISSIONING FOR WELLBEING contextualised for a LEARNING DISABILITY AND AUTISM FOCUS
What is the Learning Disability contextualised version?
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.
This 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.
What are the entry requirements?
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
Is there funding for this course?
Yes, significant funding is available. Call us now on 01275 876733 or email email@example.com to check your eligibility.
How do I apply?
To apply for a funded place, please complete the Registration Form here and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org