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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
Report Assurance Round 1Monday 23rd January 2023Friday 3rd February 2023
Report Assurance Round 2Monday 27th March 2023Friday 7th April 2023
Report Assurance Round 3Monday 3rd July 2023Friday 14th July 2023
Report Assurance Round 4Monday 16th October 2023Friday 27th October 2023
Social Value Management Certificate Round 1Monday 6th March 2023Friday 17th March 2023
Social Value Management Certificate Round 2Monday 5th June 2023Friday 16th June 2023
Social Value Management Certificate Round 3Monday 25th September 2023Friday 6th October 2023
Social Value Management Certificate Round 4Monday 4th December 2023Friday 15th December 2023
Level 2 Accredited Practitioner Round 1Monday 6th February 2023Friday 17th February 2023
Level 2 Accredited Practitioner Round 2Monday 8th May 2023Friday 19th May 2023
Level 2 Accredited Practitioner Round 3Monday 4th September 2023Friday 15th September 2023
Level 2 Accredited Practitioner Round 4Monday 6th November 2023Friday 17th November 2023
Level 3 Advanced Practitioner Round 1Monday 6th February 2023Friday 17th February 2023
Level 3 Advanced Practitioner Round 2Monday 8th May 2023Friday 19th May 2023
Level 3 Advanced Practitioner Round 3Monday 4th September 2023Friday 15th September 2023
Level 3 Advanced Practitioner Round 4Monday 6th November 2023Friday 17th November 2023

Download a PDF Assurance Calendar here.

For the Social Value UK (SVUK) Assurance and Accreditation services, there are a number that are managed through application rounds. This covers applications for:

  1. Report Assurance
  2. SVI Level 2 Accredited Practitioner and Level 3 Advanced Practitioner status
  3. Social Value Management Certificate (applications for all 3 levels ‘Commit’, ‘Implement’, ‘Maximise’)

The timelines and process for feedback are outlined in this document. There will be 4 rounds for each service. Report Assurance, Level 2 Accredited Practitioner, and Level 3 Advanced Practitioner applications have separate application rounds.

Fast track applications can be requested by contacting the SVUK Assurance Team directly.

SVI Level 1 Associate Practitioners can submit their applications at any time, with results returned in line with the timelines set out in the relevant Terms & Conditions document.

There are a number of other assurance services that are not managed via application rounds, with applications possible at any time. These are:

  1. Software Accreditation
  2. Level 1 Associate Practitioner status*
  3. Fast track Level 2 Accredited Practitioner status
  4. Fast track Level 3 Advanced Practitioner status
  5. Fast track report assurance
  6. Practitioner Status renewals*

*SVUK only processes Level 1 Associate Practitioner Status applications and Practitioner Status renewals from applicants based in the UK. Non-UK applicants should contact Social Value International for more information.

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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