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We are the UK's first and only professional home for social pedagogues.
Find out what Social Pedagogy qualifications are available in the UK.
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Social Pedagogy is an emerging field in the UK but well established in continental Europe, where theory and practice is concerned with finding solutions to social problems through an educational lens.
The Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA) was launched in February 2017 to hold the Standards of Occupational Proficiency, and Standards of Education and Training in Social Pedagogy. We represent members in all four countries of the UK. Our overall aim is to improve the support of children, young people and adults, many of whom live in disadvantaged circumstances or are vulnerable.
As part of our role, SPPA endorses and supports qualifications in social pedagogy. We currently endorse two Diploma in Social Pedagogy at Levels 3 and 5, and an MA in Social Pedagogy at the University of Salford.
|12/12||Dreaming of New Horizons: Unaccompanied Children and the Common Third|
|27/06||UCLan BA Social Pedagogy, Advocacy and Participation trip to Berlin|
|26/06||An introduction to social pedagogy for those working with older people in Leicester|
|16/05||SPPA update – March 2018|
Watch our highlights from last year’s SPPA conference – ‘Social pedagogy as education in its broadest sense’