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Practitioner Status Pathway

On a professional level, I have found that being an Accredited Practitioner has been invaluable. Professionally, as a consultant, it gives my clients an added level of confidence and adds weight to the whole process – particularly those that are less aware of Social Value to begin with.
Hannah Marsh, Kingfishers Ltd

This pathway will see SVI Practitioners develop their skills, knowledge and practice in social value, impact management and the practical application of the SVI framework in social impact assessment and SROI.  The SVI Framework is guided first and foremost by the Social Value Principles, and supported by guidance and standards.  This pathway is designed to ensure that individuals across the SVI network have a good level of technical understanding theoretically and in practice. This then also becomes the pre-requisite for being an accredited trainer and for provision of the assurance and accreditation services.

Details of the 3 levels of SVI Practitioner status can be found below:

 Level 1 - Associate Practitioner Level 2 - Accredited PractitionerLevel 3 - Advanced Practitioner
Applicant will proveDemonstrated theoretical competence in social value and impact management in line with the SVI FrameworkDemonstrated practical competence in the application of social impact and social value assessment in line with the SVI FrameworkAdvanced demonstration of practical competence in the application of social impact and social value assessment with all aspects of SVI Framework applied in full.
Assessment CriteriaSuccessful completion of online Social Value and Impact Management exam
Applicants must sign a Commitment to Good Practice
Overview statement of interest and commitment to Social Value, Impact Management and social impact assessment or SROI.
Applicant must be a Level 1 AP ‘Associate Practitioner’
Successful completion of Accredited Social Value and SROI Practitioner training course OR Accredited Impact Management for Enterprises training course (*course to be released in early 2020)
Successful assurance of Social Impact or SROI analysis. The following circumstances are allowed for Level 2:
• Analysis can be supported by a formal mentoring process.
• Analysis may have undertaken a staggered assurance route (i.e. including the Pre-Assurance Outcomes Check)
• Analysis may include limitations (i.e. Limited Application of Principle 4: Only Include What is Material)
Overview statement of interest and commitment to Social Value, Impact Management and social impact assessment or SROI. Statement must include detail of the social impact analysis/SROI that is being used for application and any support received
Successful completion of interview with external assessor and assurance team.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants can use EITHER an SROI or Social Impact analysis for their AP application. HOWEVER, if a full SROI is not used then this could have implications for progressing to becoming an Accredited Trainer
Applicant must be a Level 1 AP ‘Associate Practitioner’. *Applicants do not have to have achieved Level 2 AP status to apply for Level 3.
Successful completion of Accredited Social Value and SROI Practitioner training course OR Accredited Impact Management for Enterprises training course (*course to be released in early 2020)
Successful assurance of Social Impact or SROI analysis.
• Analysis cannot be supported through a formal mentoring process.
• Analysis cannot have undertaken a staggered assurance route (i.e. including the Pre-Assurance Outcomes Check)
• Analysis must apply all criteria in full with no limitations.
Overview statement of interest and commitment to Social Value, Impact Management and social impact assessment or SROI. Statement must include detail of the social impact analysis/SROI being used for application.
Successful completion of interview with external assessor and assurance team.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants can use EITHER an SROI or Social Impact analysis for their AP application. HOWEVER, if a full SROI is not used then this could have implications for progressing to becoming an Accredited Trainer
Valid for2 years2 years2 years
Opportunities for ProgressionCan progress to AP L2 or AP L3
Eligibility for delivering short Social Value, Impact Management or SROI courses accredited by SVI
Can progress to AP L3

Eligibility for delivering Accredited Social Value and SROI training courses, or the Accredited Impact Management for Enterprises training courses.

Eligible to provide SVI Assurance and Accreditation services as part of an SVI network
Eligibility for delivering Accredited Social Value and SROI training courses, or the Accredited Impact Management for Enterprises training courses.

Eligible to provide SVI Assurance and Accreditation services as part of an SVI network
PriceAP Level 1 Application: £300Standard Application = £1200 + VAT
Fast-Track Application = £1400 + VAT
Amendment period (optional) = £300 + VAT
Standard Application = £1200 + VAT
Fast-Track Application = £1400 + VAT
Amendment period (optional) = £300 + VAT

Overall Criteria for all SVI Practitioner Levels:

All SVI Practitioners must be members of Social Value International (directly or through a Partner Network)

All applicants must complete an online application form.

All applicants must submit a signed Terms and Conditions form:

• Level 1 Terms and Conditions can be found here.

• Level 2 and 3 Terms and Conditions can be found here.

All applicants must include a personal statement of involvement and interest in social value and impact management in their application. Guidance on what to include in this statement and a template can be found here.

Find out more in this document.

Complaints / Appeals procedures:

Social Value International operates a three step complaint and appeals procedure for all Accreditation and Assurance services.  Details of this procedure can be found on the overall Assurance and Accreditation page.

Accredited Trainers

Accredited Trainers deliver Accredited training courses across the globe. Their theoretical and practical knowledge is evidenced through their SVI Practitioner status. They then undergo additional steps to qualify as trainers. Trainer can qualify to deliver either the Accredited Social Value and SROI training courses, or the Accredited Impact Management for Enterprises training courses.

The criteria for becoming an Accredited Trainer are:

  1. Applicant must be a Level 2 Accredited Practitioner, or Level 3 Advanced Practitioner
  2. Must undertake EITHER:

• Training of Trainers course

OR

• Observed Delivery (alongside a current Accredited Trainer)

PLEASE NOTE: Trainers are initially eligible for delivering the training course that they have undertaken as a part of their Accredited Practitioner training ONLY (i.e. Either Accredited Social Value and SROI training courses, or the Accredited Impact Management for Enterprises training courses).

Trainers can become eligible to deliver both Accredited Training courses by:

• Successfully completing the other course in full

OR

• Undertaking a ‘top up’ 1 day session covering all aspects of the other course.

AND

• Undertaking Train the Trainer, or Observed Delivery of the other training course

Accreditation Assessors

The Social Value International assessor’s community provide the external verification service for all report assurance and SVI Practitioner applications.

All assessors are qualified as Level 3 Advanced Practitioners. 

All Level 3 Advanced Practitioners can apply to be an assessor with Social Value International. 

Applications are considered individually by the Assurance Team and Social Value International CEO.

How to apply

Applications are processed during assurance rounds throughout the year. The assurance calendar can be viewed on the Assurance and Accreditation overview page.

Level 1 Application: Applications for Level 1 AP can be made at any time of the year. Please Note: Your results will be released during the results rounds as detailed on the Assurance Calendar. These take place 4 times per year. Terms and conditions can be found here.

Level 1 applications must include a signed Commitment to Good Practice (available here).

Please note that you will be contacted following your application with a link to sit the exam.

Level 2 and 3 Application: Applications for Level 2 and 3 AP can be made during the Assurance Rounds that are detailed in the Assurance Calendar. During an Assurance Round, this page will be updated to include a link to the application form.

If you would like to submit an application at any time, Fast Track applications can be arranged by request. Please reach out to the Assurance Team to discuss this further.

Renewals: To renew your SVI Practitioner status, please click the button below. The cost of renewal is £100 + VAT. Renewed status lasts for 2 years.

Register of SVI Practitioners

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