Accredited Social Value and SROI Practitioner Training
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 email@example.com.
The information below relates to training being held in the UK and Ireland. If you are interested in training taking place outside of the UK and Ireland please click here.
Social Value UK’s flagship training course, Accredited Social Value & SROI (Social Return on Investment) Practitioner Training, has been running for nearly a decade, and has been delivered to over 1800 people across the public, private and civil society sectors globally. As the home of Social Return of Investment, we license this training to other providers on the market. Our work has also featured in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index around impact evaluation.
Social Value UK has been at the forefront of Social Value and SROI since the beginning, co-authoring the original 2006 Guide to SROI. Social Value UK has published all following updates, amendments and supplements since 2009. Since we first started delivering Accredited Social Value & SROI Practitioner Training in 2008 we have received excellent feedback. You can read just some of our testimonials at the bottom of this page.
Social Value UK, on behalf of Social Value International, is also the only place that offers Social Value & SROI accreditation globally, after developing the only assurance process in existence. Individuals hoping to have a report assured or become an Accredited Practitioner will need to attend an accredited training course.
The course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service and is delivered by accredited trainers and who have been involved in Social Value & SROI for over a decade.
The course itself gives you the knowledge and tools necessary to measure and maximise the social value of your activities. So whether you’re a public body getting to grips with the Social Value Act, a charity measuring your impact and improving your services, or a private business looking at your triple bottom line, SROI training will help you. For more details about the benefits of social value, click here.
25% discount for existing Social Value UK and Social Value International members
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What does the training course cover?
Day 1 is a practical, step-by-step introduction to the Social Value and SROI process. We will begin with some theory, but the process is best learnt by trying it, so candidates will learn how to develop an impact map – the heart of the process – and explore appropriate real life examples.
Day 2 covers in depth, more theoretical issues behind Social Value and SROI including valuation techniques and counterfactuals, as well as discussing examples of best practice at different levels of rigour.
You can expect:
- to gain the knowledge and tools necessary to measure and maximise the social value of your activities
- to be guided through a step-by-step introduction to Social Value and SROI
- to learn theory and policy background information
- support in developing an impact map based on your own example and not a standard case study
- discussions on best practice at all levels of rigour
- introductions to the range of support services we offer including Social Value Self Assessment Tool and Global Value Exchange
- to be starting your journey towards accreditation if desired
25% discount for Social Value UK and Social Value International members
- Standard rate – £700 + VAT
- Existing member rate – £525 + VAT
If you wish to learn more about membership, head here.
Organisations can also join SVUK and SVI and benefit from the discounted training rate, find out more about your organisation becoming a Social Value Partner or Pioneer here.
As with all of our training courses this can also be offered in house or as a bespoke course.
All courses are delivered in central locations and in comfortable learning venues. Prices quoted include lunch and refreshments.
For enquiries about availability, bookings or cost please contact: Rosie Sparrow, 0151 703 9229, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Governance Attendance
We appreciate that in order for you to embed social value in to your organisation it may be useful to have more than one decision maker in the room when learning about SROI. Therefore, we offer a limited number of free observer places on every course. Paying attendees have the opportunity to bring along a board member or member of the senior management team for the first morning of training. These places are limited, and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis for each course, please get in touch if you wish to utilise this opportunity.
How To Value Social Outcomes: A Masterclass
Ever wondered how to value intangible things like improvement in health, a decrease in isolation or a reduction in pollution?
Putting a value on social outcomes can be a challenging part of evaluation and social impact analysis, even if you are familiar with research and accounting.
In a world of many options for measuring social impact and social value, this 1-day masterclass will help you through the options available to you and introduce you to all the main tools, and techniques for valuing social outcomes.
The masterclass will focus on ways to value the social and environmental outcomes caused by your activities that have no market price. We will look at value from multiple perspectives, focusing on value created for your service users, customers, employees and other stakeholders including the state.
This masterclass is suitable for practitioners working at (or for) organisations of all sizes and in different sectors including businesses involved in public sector procurement or social purpose organisations (charities, social enterprises or voluntary organisations). We welcome attendance from commissioners or investors/funders in social projects.
Although we will learn with some practical exercises, the masterclass will not be overly technical, and you won’t need Microsoft Excel or a degree in maths – we will look more at definitions and principles that will enable you to use figures credibly and appropriately!
Find out more here.
Who are the trainers?
Training is facilitated by accredited trainers and SROI practitioners and draws upon the wealth of experience Social Value UK has gained over the last decade.
An accredited practitioner and trainer at the forefront of SROI.
A leading global expert and voice on social value and SROI.
Dr Adam Richards is a leading practitioner and academic on social value.
This Course and Accreditation
Anyone wishing to become an SROI Accredited Practitioner will need to have attended both days. Day two is more in depth and builds on day one. Training does not guarantee accreditation, but is a necessary step towards becoming an accredited practitioner. Find out more about Social Value & SROI Accreditation.
“I am proud to say that I’ve just completed Social Value UK SROI practitioner training. My own views around social value and how to measure it have been challenged and turned upside down! The sheer scale, scope and potential that business/charities/groups have to do more good, maximising social investment is truly eye watering. Companies/charities/groups must look inward rather than outwards to maximise their social impact of their core business..imagine a world where everyone maximised their social value! Define…measure…and do more good!” Julie Cartwright, Eurovia UK “Excellent course! Very rigorous and checked understanding frequently. I now realise the importance of stakeholder participation with regards to data recording and collection.” Kevin McCann, Magenta “Good training with participative delivery, the style made possibly difficult topics palatable!” Elaine Harrison, London Borough of Bromley
“The course was fantastic. I knew I was going to enjoy it but I didn’t realise how much. I really feel that this approach is exactly what everyone should be doing!” Louisa Day, Fundraising Central