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Online Accredited Social Value and SROI Practitioner Training

We will be testing online delivery of our most popular training course; Social Value and SROI Accredited Practitioner training. 

Over a 6 week period, this course will cover all of the same content as the 2 day course, delivered through 1 hr sessions of online delivery (clustered into 1 day a week) and group webinar sessions.  This is more contact time than takes place on the physical 2 day course and will include some 1-2-1 mentoring.

The 1hr sessions will be delivered live, if you are unable to make a session they will be made available for catch up for a week after they have taken place. There are some live webinars and exercises scheduled that must be completed in order to get a certificate of completion.

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


Starting on 26th of March, for each module there will be:

  • content delivered through multiple 1hr online training sessions
  • digital materials
  • exercises to complete and submit by email
  • group webinar for Q&A, discussion and feedback on exercises
  • 1-2-1 tuition/feedback

The course will follow the existing modules for Social Value International standards:

  • Module 1 – Purpose and scope of impact management
  • Module 2 – Identifying stakeholders and outcomes      
  • Module 3 – Measuring the amount of changes
  • Module 4 – Valuing changes to outcomes         
  • Module 5 – From outcomes to impact, how to avoid over-claiming          
  • Module 6 – Calculations, aggregation, reporting & embedding

Dates and Times

Here is a provisional timetable.  We will record all sessions for catch-up viewing and recorded sessions will be available for a limited time.  We strongly recommend that the sessions are taken or viewed in order – there is a natural progression in the modules following the process in the guidance.

Open26th March10:00 - 11:00
1.126th March11:30 - 12:30
1.226th March13:30 - 14:30
1.326th March15:00 - 16:00
Group Webinar 131st March10:00 - 11:00
2.12nd April 10:00 - 11:00
2.22nd April11:30 - 12:30
2.32nd April13:30 - 14:30
3.12nd April15:00 - 16:00
Group Webinar 27th April10:00 - 11:00
3.223rd April10:00 - 11:00
4.123rd April11:30 - 12:30
4.223rd April13:30 - 14:30
4.323rd April15:00 - 16:00
Group Webinar 328th April10:00 - 12:00
5.129th April10:00 - 11:00
6.129th April11:30 - 12:30
6.229th April13:30 - 14:30
6.330th April10:00 - 11:00
6.430th April11:30 - 12:30
Close30th April13:30 - 14:30
Group Webinar 47th May 10:00 - 12:00

Learning Outcomes and Standards

Module Title Module 1 – Purpose and scope of impact managementModule 2 - Identifying stakeholders and outcomesModule 3 - Measuring the amount of changeModule 4 - Valuing changes to outcomesModule 5 - From outcomes to impact, how to avoid overclaimingModule 6 - Calculations, aggregation, reporting & embedding
Intended learning outcomes of training course moduleRemind as to the purpose of impact management

Identify the impact questions needed to account for impact

Understand the convergence between the impact questions and the dimensions of impact

Purpose, scope and audience
Address impact questions WHO changes for WHAT outcomes?Address impact questions HOW MUCH the outcomes have changed

Address impact question HOW MUCH time to measure change in outcomes?
Address impact question WHAT is the importance of the changesAddress impact question what is the CONTRIBUTION madeExamine the calculations for some social impact results and how to report

Discuss challenges and solutions to aggregating to manage impacts
PrincipleOverview of SVI Framework.

Overview of social value and impact management
Principle 1: Involve Stakeholders

Principle 2: Understand what Changes

Principle 4: Only include what is material - focus on relevance
Principle 2: Understand what changes

Principle 4: Only Include what is Material (referenced)
Principle 3: Value the things that matter

Principle 4: Only Include what is Material (referenced)
Principle 5: Do not overclaim

Principle 4: Only include what is material - focus on significance
Principle 3: Value the things that matter

Principle 6: Be Transparent

Principle 7: Verify the result
Impact Question - Intro to impact questions1 & 2
3, 4 & 105, 6 & 789 & 10
Assurance Standard criteria (please read assurance standard)

Scope and purpose
2.1 Scope
1.1 Identification of stakeholder groups

1.2 Stakeholders involved in defining outcomes (qualitative phase)

2.2 Defining Outcomes

2.3 Context of outcomes

4.1 Inclusion or exclusion of stakeholder groups
2.4 Defining Indicators

2.5 Measuring the amounts (quantities) of change

2.6 Completeness of the information

5.4 Drop off and Duration
3.1 Valuing the inputs

3.2 Valuing the outcomes

3.1 Considering the relative importance of outcomes (for social value reports)
1.3 Stakeholder involvement in establishing the levels of attribution, drop off, deadweight and displacement of outcomes

5.1 Counterfactual (Deadweight)

5.2 Attribution

5.3 Displacement

4.2 Materiality of outcomes
3.3 Calculating the SROI

4.3 Sector specific or ‘relevant’ outcomes

5.5 Risk factors

6.1 Consistency of information

6.2 Sensitivity analysis

6.5 Transparency

7.1 Stakeholder involvement in reviewing and verifying the result
Recommended ReadingThe Guide to SROI: Introduction Pg 7-15

Maximise Your Impact – A Guide for Social Entrepreneurs: Before you Start section – Pg 16-23 , and Stage 4: Revise – Pg 106-123
Standard on applying Principle 1: Involve stakeholders

The Guide to SROI: Stage 1 and 2 – Pg 16-33

Maximise Your Impact Guide: Stage 1: Business Planning – Pg 26-59
Standard on applying Principle 2: Understand what changes (Part 1)

The Guide to SROI: Stage 2 and 3 – Pg 28-53

Maximise Your Impact Guide: Stage 2: Do – Pg 61-88
Standard on applying Principle 3: Value the things that matter

Value Game document

The Guide to SROI: Stage 3 – Pg 36-53

Maximise Your Impact Guide: Stage 2: Do and Stage 3: Assess– Pg 61-105
Standard on applying principle 4: Only include what is material

The Guide to SROI: Stage 4 – Pg 54-63

Maximise Your Impact Guide: Stage 2: Do and Stage 3: Assess– Pg 61-105
The Guide to SROI: Stage 5 and 6 – pg 64-78

Maximise Your Impact Guide: Stage 4: Revise – Pg 106-123


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.

Please note the beta testing cost does not include any fees to become a Level 1, 2 or 3 Practitioner.

In its physical form, the course is also accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management and CPD.  We are confirming that this also applies for online delivery.

What can you expect?

You will receive content that has been developed over 10 years, delivered by an accredited trainer with 15 years experience of training and SROI (about the trainer).  So please don’t worry that this content has been thrown together in a hurry without any thought!

However, although we have a lot of experience in online delivery of webinars, this content has not been delivered online before.  So we ask in the testing of this, please will:

  • you be patient with us and the technology (we have allowed extra time for this). We will endeavour to stick to the dates and times, but the exact content of each session and duration of sessions may vary from the timetable above.  We may put on additional sessions to ensure your learning outcomes.
  • you provide us with feedback to improve during and after each sessions
  • you accept that other trainees from other groups may drop in and out of the course and particular modules; and
  • you be prepared to test different platforms with us.

By booking for this beta test group, you are confirming that you agree to the above requirements.

More questions?

If you have any further queries or if you would like to enquire about any other online training and support options, please contact  Please provide a phone number if you can as it may be easy to call you back to discuss your question.


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