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||30th November 2020||11th December 2020|
|Report Assurance||18th January 2021||29th January 2021|
|Level 1 Associate Practitioner Results||25th January 2021||29th January 2021|
|Level 2 Accredited Practitioner||8th February 2021||19th February 2021|
|Level 3 Advanced Practitioner||8th February 2021||19th February 2021|
|Social Value Management Certificate||8th March 2021||19th March 2021|
|Report Assurance||12th April 2021||23rd April 2021|
|Level 1 Associate Practitioner Results||19th April 2021||23rd April 2021|
|Level 2 Accredited Practitioner||10th May 2021||21st May 2021|
|Level 3 Advanced Practitioner||10th May 2021||21st May 2021|
|Social Value Management Certificate||7th June 2021||18th June 2021|
|Report Assurance||5th July 2021||16th July 2021|
|Level 1 Associate Practitioner Results||12th July 2021||16th July 2021|
|Level 2 Accredited Practitioner||6th September 2021||17th September 2021|
|Level 3 Advanced Practitioner||6th September 2021||17th September 2021|
|Social Value Management Certificate||27th September 2021||8th October 2021|
|Report Assurance||18th October 2021||29th October 2021|
|Level 1 Associate Practitioner Results||25th October 2021||29th October 2021|
|Level 2 Accredited Practitioner||8th November 2021||19th November 2021|
|Level 3 Advanced Practitioner||8th November 2021||19th November 2021|
|Social Value Management Certificate||6th December 2021||17th December 2021|
Download a PDF Assurance Calendar here.
For more details on specific rounds, please click on the following links:
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.
|Tuesday 6th April 2021 11.30-12.30 UK time||Assurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Report Assurance and Level 1 Practitioner Applications’||https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsc-uuqzotHtSSHqWFotAcCXV2rjrI-w40|
|Tuesday 4th May 2021 11.30-12.30 UK time||Assurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Level 2 Accredited Practitioner and Level 3 Advanced Practitioner’||https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kceGsqj8oE9x-olmft-WZY7yr0-wc2z6Q|
|Tuesday 1st June 2021 11.30-12.30 UK time||Assurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Social Value Management Certificate’||https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcuygpzIpG9T2kiU4uwbOJpGq3yC0aMKe|
|Tuesday 29th June 2021 11.30-12.30 UK time||Assurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Report Assurance and Level 1 Practitioner Applications’||https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcO6uqDMtGtVYeSebp18NUkzvL2YN5JO2|
|Tuesday 31th August 11.30-12.30 UK time||Assurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘SVMC and L2 and L3’||https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqce-ppzgiGtBMaRxo9s5gU3jCUeoBRw2G|
|Tuesday 12th October 11.30-12.30 UK time||Assurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Report Assurance / L2 and L3’||https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtcOmgqzsvGdSFe2Ncg4pj4-hCHrjBt9zC|
|Tuesday 30th November 11.30-12.30 UK time||Assurance Coffee Morning and Questions - ‘Social Value Management Certificate’||https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucOqhqjssGNL6xUJ9ldwpudvanWi8kdqT|
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.