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UK Practitioner Training

The Home of SROI


Social Value UK’s flagship training course, SROI 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.

Social Value UK CEO Jeremy Nicholls has been at the forefront of Social Return on Investment 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 SROI 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 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 Institute of Leadership Management and is delivered by accredited trainers and SROI practitioners who have been involved in 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.

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What does the course cover?

Day 1 is a practical, step-by-step introduction to the 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 SROI process – and explore appropriate real life examples.

Day 2 covers in depth, more theoretical issues behind 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 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
  • to take away a resource pack full of everything you need to begin, including The Guide to SROI and supplements, Social Value Principles documentation, a spreadsheet preloaded with formulas and calculations, an impact map template and more
  • 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

For more details about the course material, just send an email to Christina at

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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.
Tim Goodspeed, Training Manager and Accredited Practitioner
Social Value UK
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A leading global expert and voice on social value and SROI.
Jeremy Nicholls, CEO
Social Value UK and Social Value International
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Dr Adam Richards is a leading practitioner and academic on social value.
Dr Adam Richards, Senior Researcher
Social Value UK
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Further Information

  • Cost for 2 day training & 1 Year membership £575+VAT (15% membership discount)
  • Cost for 2 day training  £618+VAT

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: Clare Bentley, 0151 703 9229,

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 SROI Accreditation.

Training Testimonials

“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

Upcoming Dates

ManchesterFriends Meeting House4 & 5 May
LondonThe Abbey Centre17 & 18 May
LondonThe Abbey Centre21 & 22 June
LiverpoolLiverpool Chamber of Commerce4 & 5 July
LondonThe Abbey Centre18 & 19 July
EdinburghEdinburgh Training & Conference Venue13 & 14 September
LondonThe Abbey Centre20 & 21 September
LondonThe Abbey Centre18 & 19 October
ManchesterFriends Meeting House15 & 16 November
LondonThe Abbey Centre13 & 14 December

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Other UK SROI Practitioner Training

SROI Training provided by NEF Consulting 

The course covers the methodology and practical guidance needed to carry out an SROI analysis to the highest standard. It includes a large practical element, allowing participants to undertake actual SROI workings and calculations and analyse their implications.

Since NEF Consulting first started delivering SROI training in 2009 they have received excellent feedback. 83% of 2014 participants said that, following the course, they felt confident to undertake an SROI analysis.

All courses are facilitated by SROI Accredited Practitioners and count towards accreditation as a practitioner. The courses are suitable to all levels of experience in evaluation.  Special features include training in NEF’s measurement tools such as the National Accounts of Well-being and valuation techniques.

Participants leave the course knowing how best to apply what they have learned in their own setting so they can prove and improve the value they create.

Upcoming 2017 Dates

  • 16-17 May (London)
  • 12-13 September (Manchester)


Please check the booking form on the NEF Consulting site.


London and Manchester courses are both delivered in central locations and in comfortable learning venues. Prices quoted include lunch and refreshments.

To book or for more details, visit the NEF Consulting website.

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