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:
- Assuring Reports
- SVI Practitioner
- Accrediting Software Products
- Accrediting Products
- The Social Value Management Certificate
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 Service||Round Opens||Round Closes|
|Social Value Management Certificate||Monday 6th December 2021||Friday 17th December 2021|
|Report Assurance||Monday 17th January 2022||Friday 28th January 2022|
|Level 2 Accredited Practitioner||Monday 7th February 2022||Friday 18th February 2022|
|Level 3 Advanced Practitioner||Monday 7th February 2022||Friday 18th February 2022|
|Social Value Management Certificate||Monday 7th March 2022||Friday 18th March 2022|
|Report Assurance||Monday 28th March 2022||Friday 8th April 2022|
|Level 2 Accredited Practitioner||Monday 9th May 2022||Friday 20th May 2022|
|Level 3 Advanced Practitioner||Monday 9th May 2022||Friday 20th May 2022|
|Social Value Management Certificate||Monday 6th June 2022||Friday 17th June 2022|
|Report Assurance||Monday 4th July 2022||Friday 15th July 2022|
|Level 2 Accredited Practitioner||Monday 5th September 2022||Friday 16th September 2022|
|Level 3 Advanced Practitioner||Monday 5th September 2022||Friday 16th September 2022|
|Social Value Management Certificate||Monday 26th September 2022||Friday 7th October 2022|
|Report Assurance||Monday 17th October 2022||Friday 28th October 2022|
|Level 2 Accredited Practitioner||Monday 7th November 2022||Friday 18th November 2022|
|Level 3 Advanced Practitioner||Monday 7th November 2022||Friday 18th November 2022|
|Social Value Management Certificate||Monday 5th December 2022||Friday 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:
- Report Assurance
- SVI Practitioner Levels 2 and 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:
- Product Accreditation (training, guidance and frameworks)
- 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.
Learn more 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.