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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 CertificateMonday 6th December 2021Friday 17th December 2021
Report AssuranceMonday 17th January 2022Friday 28th January 2022
Level 2 Accredited PractitionerMonday 7th February 2022Friday 18th February 2022
Level 3 Advanced PractitionerMonday 7th February 2022Friday 18th February 2022
Social Value Management CertificateMonday 7th March 2022Friday 18th March 2022
Report AssuranceMonday 28th March 2022Friday 8th April 2022
Level 2 Accredited PractitionerMonday 9th May 2022Friday 20th May 2022
Level 3 Advanced PractitionerMonday 9th May 2022Friday 20th May 2022
Social Value Management CertificateMonday 6th June 2022Friday 17th June 2022
Report AssuranceMonday 4th July 2022Friday 15th July 2022
Level 2 Accredited PractitionerMonday 5th September 2022Friday 16th September 2022
Level 3 Advanced PractitionerMonday 5th September 2022Friday 16th September 2022
Social Value Management CertificateMonday 26th September 2022Friday 7th October 2022
Report AssuranceMonday 17th October 2022Friday 28th October 2022
Level 2 Accredited PractitionerMonday 7th November 2022Friday 18th November 2022
Level 3 Advanced PractitionerMonday 7th November 2022Friday 18th November 2022
Social Value Management CertificateMonday 5th December 2022Friday 16th December 2022

Download a PDF Assurance Calendar here.

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 Coffee Mornings:

Our Assurance Coffee Morning sessions are a chance to:

Hear about the Social Value assurance services

Ask questions on the A&A services and talk to the SVUK assurance team, and others interested in assurance.

To share information on the assurance and accreditation services and to hear from those that have achieved an accreditation / assurance / certification.

DateTitleSign up
Tuesday 6th April 2021 11.30-12.30 UK timeAssurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Report Assurance and Level 1 Practitioner Applications’N/A
Tuesday 4th May 2021 11.30-12.30 UK timeAssurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Level 2 Accredited Practitioner and Level 3 Advanced Practitioner’N/A
Tuesday 1st June 2021 11.30-12.30 UK timeAssurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Social Value Management Certificate’N/A
Tuesday 29th June 2021 11.30-12.30 UK timeAssurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Report Assurance and Level 1 Practitioner Applications’N/A
Tuesday 31th August 11.30-12.30 UK timeAssurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘SVMC and L2 and L3’N/A
Tuesday 12th October 11.30-12.30 UK timeAssurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Report Assurance / L2 and L3’N/A
Tuesday 30th November 11.30-12.30 UK timeAssurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Social Value Management Certificate’Register here

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 the work of individuals and organisations. These can be found here.

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