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Level 5 Commissioning for Wellbeing with a Learning Disability and Autism Focus

Level 5 Commissioning for Wellbeing with a Learning Disability and Autism Focus

When support for people with a learning disability is commissioned well, it can make a significant difference to someone’s life.

Newly Launched Programme in Partnership with Skills for Care

We are truly excited to announce our new project! Throughout 2020, we have been working in partnership with Skills for Care delivering a pilot for Level 5 Commissioning for Wellbeing with a Learning Disability and Autism Focus. It is designed to support commissioners to reconsider and enhance their commissioning practice for people with a learning disability and autistic people. The regional pilot began in April 2020 with a cohort of 12 commissioners undertaking this course. It was a huge success and now ready to go national! Read full details here.

For more information, please contact us at 01275 876733 or email info@bcelearn.co.uk.

Qualification Overview

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.

Duration

The total qualification time for this qualification is 235 and of this 65 is recommended as guided learning hours, which is approximately a 9-12 months programme.

Qualification Content

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.

Assessment Method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

Funding

*For a limited period, this course is fully funded*

Expression of Interest

To apply for a funded place, please complete Skills For Care’s Expression of Interest Form here and return it to policy@skillsforcare.org.uk or info@bcelearn.co.uk

About The Regional Pilot in April 2020

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.

“NHSei have been happy to support the Learning Disability and Autism specific training for commissioners. The specific value base and knowledge required is essential in driving person centred approaches and coproduction, all essential requirements in delivering positive outcomes for people with a Learning Disability, Autism or both.”

Mark Tucker,
Senior Learning Disability and Autism Programme Assurance Manager and SEND Lead
NHS England and NHS Improvement South West

Commissioning for Wellbeing Network

Commissioning for Wellbeing Network

In conjunction to the launch of our new project, we are offering learners from Level 5 Commissioning for Wellbeing with a Learning Disability and Autism a complimentary 12-months membership to the Commissioning for Wellbeing Network. As part of the membership, you will gain access to monthly workshops featuring high profile speakers and to discuss the current climate in commissioning.

The Commissioning for Wellbeing Network is a collaborative effort by Bespoke Consultancy & Education Ltd and Self Directed Futures. Self Directed Futures is a group of values-driven associates with over 300 collective years of experience in improving social care and health services. Visit their website at www.selfdirectedfutures.co.uk for more information.

Self Directed Futures will also offer a ‘wrap around’ service to organisations who have invested in the qualification to ensure the principles of personalisation within the qualification are fully embedded within the organisation. They will offer support for commissioners on specific projects, adhoc days, workshops, consultancy and more with a focus on self-direction and community-led support.

If you wish to be part of this network but not currently enrolled for this programme, the cost of membership is £180 per year. Please kindly email us at info@bcelearn.co.uk for more information.


*For a limited period, this course is fully funded* For more information, please call us at 01275 876733 or email info@bcelearn.co.uk.

Changing one life at a time.