As a professional membership organisation, SPPA recruits members from a variety of different settings. We have members in academia, residential child care, the creative arts and in local authorities. 

We offer individual memberships, group discounted memberships and new for 2018, our organisational membership types. 

Individual Membership

Full Member

Member must be committed to the values and principles of the SPPA Charter.

Full Member (with Qualification)

Member must hold a social pedagogy qualification endorsed by SPPA or a social pedagogy BA/MA from an officially recognised university inside, or outside the UK and is committed to the values and principles of the SPPA Charter.

More information on Full Membership here


Group Membership Discount*

Group Full Membership

Our group membership offers 5 Full Member rates for the price of 4. Group members must be committed to the values and principles of the SPPA Charter.

*The group discount is a payment discount whereby five people can join as individual SPPA Full Members for the price of four. Each person in the group becomes an individual member of SPPA with their own log-in details.

More information on Group Membership here


Organisational Membership

Organisational Membership

New for 2018, our organisational membership packages have been crafted with feedback from our membership. We offer a number of flexible packages, all of which include the following Standard benefits, with additional benefits available at an increased cost. All Organisational Membership packages include:

  • Discounted indvidual membership rates
  • Permitted use of SPPA logo
  • Contribution opportunities to our bi-monthly SPPA Newsletter
  • Organisational promotion on SPPA’s website
  • Participation in SIGs (Special Interest Groups)
  • Access to members-only resources
  • Voting rights at AGM

More information on Organisational Membership here

How to renew your membership

Many SPPA members will find their memberships expiring from the start of March 2018 onwards. You will receive an email in advance to remind you, outlining how you can renew your membership. If you’d prefer to renew in advance, follow the following steps:

  1. Visit the UCL Online Store from this link, and select the Full Member or Full Member (w/ Qualification) option. Don’t worry – this won’t affect your Founding Membership status.
  2. Log-in with the information you used to access the UCL store last time, and complete payment for your necessary package i.e. student/unwaged, group discount.
  3. The SPPA team will get an automatic notification of your renewal and will approve your Founding Membership renewal on our system.

Please contact if you have any problems renewing your membership, or if you have any further questions.

Referral bonus

Do you know someone that would benefit from being a SPPA member? If you refer a friend, colleague or family member and they join, you’ll both receive an additional 3-month membership. This means you’ll both receive 15-months for the price of 12!

In order to ensure the referral bonus is provided, when joining ensure your referral states that they heard about SPPA by Word of Mouth in the ‘General Information’ section. Here they can enter your name and the SPPA team will be able extend each of your memberships.

You can otherwise alert the SPPA team to a referral directly, just let us know via or 020 7612 6954.