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Introduction to Commissioning E-Learning Training

The Directorate for Children and Young People's 'Introduction to Commissioning' e-learning course is available from 1 September 2011.

This course is designed for members of the Directorate for Children and Young People and Lancashire Children's Trust who work with children, young people and families and provide or purchase support for them. For example people who work for Lancashire County Council (LCC), District Councils, the Health, Police and Fire Services, Job Centre Plus, Schools and Children Centres. 


By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand what commissioning is and how it is used to improve outcomes for children and young people.
  • Understand the Commissioning Cycle and what is involved in each stage of the cycle.
  • Recognise the benefits of using the process to support robust commissioning decisions.
  • Understand how commissioning relates to your work.

For colleagues with access to Lancashire County Council's Intranet the Introduction to Commissioning course can be accessed via the Learning Zone or Employee Services Online using your normal Employee Services Online ID and password (Cerberus ID).  Full instructions on how to access them are available on the Learning & Development websiteColleagues who have completed the Senior Leadership Management Development Programme do not need to complete the e-learning course as the content is delivered through a module which forms part of this programme.

For colleagues who do not have access to Lancashire County Council's Intranet the Introduction to Commissioning course can be accessed via an E-Learning linkA unique User ID and Password is needed to access the course.

Please contact  to request your User ID and Password.




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