L5 Certificate in Principles of Commissioning for Wellbeing

Highfield Level 5 Certificate in Principles of Commissioning for Wellbeing (RQF)

***New cohort starting 30th May 2018 - Call 01934 411260 or use the 'contact us' form***

We can deliver via face to face classroom sessions nationwide or by our tutor facilitated virtual classroom and OneFile e-portfolio.

Our current achievement rate is 95% successful completion

Qualification objective and overview

The objective of this qualification is to support people for whom commissioning forms part of their role in the workplace, it introduces the principles of commissioning for wellbeing to new commissioners, and enables more experienced commissioners to review and update their knowledge, it is also suitable for care providers to understand the pressures the commissioners face today.

 This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain a nationally recognised qualification in commissioning for wellbeing within the care sector.
This qualification has been designed for those who commission adult care and support services, but the content can also be contextualised to support commissioners in health, housing and children’s care.
As well as those that work in commissioning roles, this qualification is suitable for those who provide care and support services, in terms of how they commission (subcontract) parts of their own service. It will also be useful for people who are considering a move into commissioning.


A commissioner for wellbeing is responsible for ensuring that there is a range of high quality, sustainable provision available to meet the need for care and support in their local area. For commissioners, the focus on achieving good outcomes for people in a climate of financial pressure is growing ever stronger and building partnerships and working to co-produce solutions with local people are also increasingly important. ‘Wellbeing’ is a key term used within the role of the commissioner and their responsibilities include the maintenance of support for individuals who use the service to ensure their personal dignity, physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing, protection from abuse and neglect, control by the individual over day-to-day life (including the care and support provided and the way it is provided), participation in work, education, training or recreation, social and economic wellbeing and domestic, family and personal relationships

The qualification provides learners with the knowledge and understanding in:

  1. The role of the commissioner for wellbeing
  2. Commissioning together for outcomes
  3. The commissioning cycle
  4. Professional development for effective commissioning

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

Qualification structure

To achieve the qualification, learners must successfully complete the four mandatory units:

  1. The role of the commissioner for wellbeing
  2. Commissioning together for outcomes
  3. The commissioning cycle
  4. Professional development for effective commissioning

If you are a care providing local authority you maybe entitled to £300 funding per person towards this qualification.

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