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Assurance & Accreditation


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

Assurance ServiceRound OpensRound Closes
Social Value Management Certificate30th November 202011th December 2020
Report Assurance18th January 202129th January 2021
Level 1 Associate Practitioner Results25th January 202129th January 2021
Level 2 Accredited Practitioner8th February 202119th February 2021
Level 3 Advanced Practitioner8th February 202119th February 2021
Social Value Management Certificate8th March 202119th March 2021
Report Assurance12th April 202123rd April 2021
Level 1 Associate Practitioner Results19th April 202123rd April 2021
Level 2 Accredited Practitioner10th May 202121st May 2021
Level 3 Advanced Practitioner10th May 202121st May 2021
Social Value Management Certificate7th June 202118th June 2021
Report Assurance5th July 202116th July 2021
Level 1 Associate Practitioner Results12th July 202116th July 2021
Level 2 Accredited Practitioner6th September 202117th September 2021
Level 3 Advanced Practitioner6th September 202117th September 2021
Social Value Management Certificate27th September 20218th October 2021
Report Assurance18th October 202129th October 2021
Level 1 Associate Practitioner Results25th October 202129th October 2021
Level 2 Accredited Practitioner8th November 202119th November 2021
Level 3 Advanced Practitioner8th November 202119th November 2021
Social Value Management Certificate6th December 202117th December 2021

Download a PDF Assurance Calendar 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, 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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