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Introduction to Co-Production

Introduction to Co-Production

Co-production is an asset-based approach to public services that enables people providing and people receiving services to share power and responsibility, and to work together in equal, reciprocal and caring relationships.

Interest in co-production across sectors is growing rapidly, supported in Wales by the emphasis on co-production and involvement in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, and Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 respectively.

This online short course offers a detailed introduction to the key principles and general application of co-production in the commissioning, design, delivery and evaluation of services. It is suitable for those completely new to co-production, as well as those looking to reflect on and develop their current practice. 

The course will be delivered in partnership with the Co-production Network for Wales.

What you will study

This course introduces the principles of co-production and explores a variety of approaches and techniques associated with each principle as well as examples of co-production in practice.

Students are invited to reflect on the application of those principles to their own practice.

Topics covered in this course include;

  1. Definitions of co-production
  2. Case studies of co-production in action
  3. Co-production in health, social care, education, housing, the arts and community development.
  4. The co-commissioning, co-design, co-delivery and co-evaluation
  5. Practical tools, help & support for co-production practitioners
  6. An introduction to complexity theory in the context of co-production
  7. Co-producing online

Course Start Date

14th June 2021

Course Delivery

The content for the module will be delivered entirely online over the course of 4 weeks;

  • Daily podcasts: featuring a diverse range co-production practitioners sharing their thoughts and experiences.
  • Live seminars: to discuss and reflect on the course content.
  • Practical task briefs: to support the practical application of course content.
  • 'Ask Me Anything' sessions: for direct 121 conversations with the course tutor. 
  • A discussion forum.
  • Links to recommended reading and other media: drawing upon the Co-production Network for Wales extensive knowledge base.


Assessment will take the form of the completion of an 'action planning canvas'. Award will be contingent upon a minimum level of engagement with each aspect of course delivery, and meeting minimum assessment criteria.


10 credits.



To Book

Please visit the online store to book your place.

The booking for this course closes a week before the course start date. If you would like to find out more about future dates for this course please contact 

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