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Online Services During COVID-19

During this challenging time, with many of us working remotely, Social Value UK would like to highlight three options for you to continue your professional development with us. We have a range of online resources, training and qualifications meeting the Social Value International standards for accounting for value!

For anyone who has lost their job due to the COVID-19 outbreak we can offer the first two offers free of charge. Please get in touch with enquiries about this.

OPTION 1) Social Value International Practitioner Package and Level 1: Associate Practitioner 

The Practitioner Package is a dedicated online learning platform that will guide you, step-by-step, through an SROI or Social Impact Report. This package is designed to offer practical support for anyone developing their social impact practice.  

It contains a library of resources including templates for data collection and reporting and a series of introductory training videos that help practitioners to prepare for the online exam to become an Associate Practitioner with SVI.  

The Associate Practitioner application usually costs £300, but for a limited time, we will be offering the Practitioner Package AND Level 1 application together for £300. Find out more about the Practitioner Package here, and about the Practitioner Pathway here

OPTION 2) Online Accredited Practitioner Training costing £300 + VAT

We will be testing online delivery of our most popular training course; Social Value and SROI Accredited Practitioner training.  This course will cover all of the same content as the 2 day course in person, over 6 online sessions lasting 3 hours each, this is more contact time than takes place in person and will include some 1-2-1 mentoring.

Starting on 26th of March and running for 6 weeks. 

This Course and Accreditation

Anyone wishing to become an SROI Accredited Practitioner will need to have attended all of this course. Training does not include or guarantee accreditation, but is a necessary step towards becoming an accredited practitioner. Find out more about Social Value & SROI Accreditation (additional costs apply).

As this is a beta-testing we are offering a reduced rate of £300 + VAT

Please register your interest here

OPTION 3) Remote Mentoring costing £2250 + VAT, with discounts available for members

The SROI mentoring programme is designed for individual practitioners who have completed the Practitioner Training and are undertaking an SROI. During three days of support, you will be taken through the SROI process, from scoping to reporting in five mentoring steps. These costs include 21 hours of remote contact (email, phone, Skype etc.) with a mentor.

Find out more here.

 If you have any further questions please contact info@socialvalueuk.org.


Social Value UK provide a range of assurance and accreditation services on behalf of Social Value International. All of the following services are available to members of Social Value International:

Why is assurance important?

Assurance provides confidence in your work, and the judgements you have made. It is also a useful learning tool, to assess how you might be able to improve your social value measurement for next time. Assurance also speaks directly to Principle 7 –  Verify the result.

Assurance Calendar 2020

Assurance ServiceRound OpensRound Closes
Associate Practitioner Level 1 Results20th January 202024th January 2020
Report Assurance20th January 202031st January 2020
SVI Practitioner17th February 202028th February 2020
Social Value Certificate9th March 202020th March 2020
Associate Practitioner Level 1 Results20th April 202024th April 2020
Report Assurance 20th April 20201st May 2020
SVI Practitioner18th May 202029th May 2020
Social Value Certificate8th June 202019th June 2020
Associate Practitioner Level 1 Results6th July 202010th July 2020
Report Assurance6th July 202017th July 2020
SVI Practitioner1st September 202011th September 2020
Social Value Certificate21st September 20202nd October 2020
Associate Practitioner Level 1 Results12th October 202016th October 2020
Report Assurance 12th October 202023rd October 2020
SVI Practitioner9th November 202020th November 2020
Social Value Certificate30th November 202011th December 2020

Download a PDF of the Assurance Calendar 2020 here.

For more details on specific rounds, please click on the following links:

Social Value Management Certificate

Report Assurance

SVI Practitioner

For the Social Value International Assurance and Accreditation services, run by Social Value UK, there are now a number of different services running that require systemic planning.  These services are:

  1. Report Assurance
  2. SVI Practitioner Levels 2 and 3
  3. Social Value Management Certificate

All services have a pool of applicants through the year and require timely responses and managed feedback processes.  Therefore, for 2020 Social Value International will be running rounds of application for all services.  There will be 4 rounds for each service.  Report Assurance and Accredited Practitioner applications will be separated due to the updated AP pathway. 

Fast track application requests can be made directly to the SVI Assurance Team. 

There are a number of other assurance services that are managed on a bespoke basis.  These are:

  1. Product Accreditation (training, guidance and frameworks)
  2. Software Accreditation

Assurance and Accreditation Complaints and Appeals:

There may be situations where issues arise with the outcome (results) of your application for accreditation or assurance, or with the process itself, or anything else that you may wish to raise as an appeal or complaint.  Social Value International three-step complaints and appeals process to deal with your issue in a thorough and responsive manner.  Details of the procedure can be found here.

Case studies and blogs

We have collected case studies about how assurance and accreditation have positively impacted individuals and their work and been useful for both reports and software.

Software Review Case Study

Assured Reports Organisation’s Perspectives

SVI Practitioners Case Studies

Q&A with Eleri Lloyd on Becoming an Accredited Practitioner

Social Value Management Certificate Blog Posts

The North York Moors National Park Authority Achieve Level One of the Social Value Certificate

Behind Closed Doors Become First Organisation to Earn Level Three of the Social Value Certificate

Ayala Foundation Achieve Level One of the Social Value Certificate

Mantell Gwynedd Earn Level One of the Social Value Certificate

Newcastle company named as the first procurement specialist to achieve the Social Value Certificate

Trees for Cities have achieved Level One of the Social Value Certificate

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