We are the professional home for social pedagogy in the UK

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.


23/03 Important notice about the upcoming event Social Pedagogy and Spatial Approaches in Germany and England: Concepts and Practice
Due to the current situation, we have decided to turn this event into a FREE WEBINAR. Please note that the time of the event [...] read more
17/03 NEW blog: Social Pedagogy Journeys
We are so excited to announce that we are opening up a new blog entry about Social Pedagogy Journeys. We would like to use [...] read more
04/03 February Newsletter
Our February Newsletter is here! In this edition: Scottish Social Pedagogy Open Space Gathering Lampland UAS’ International Week: Promoting awareness of Social Pedagogy internationally Social [...] read more
25/12 Merry Christmas everybody!!
We wish all our members and friends a lovely Christmas!!!

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