SPPA holds a register of learning programmes (courses, qualifications) which demonstrate that they offer high quality learning in social pedagogy. For this reason, SPPA upholds Standards of Education and Training (SETS) to ensure that social pedagogy qualifications, courses and other learning programmes are consistently facilitated to this standard by providers across the UK. Any organisation wishing to have their learning programme approved by SPPA will need to ensure that it meets these SETS and in the case of Category 1 and 2 learning programmes, equips learners to meet the Standards of Proficiency (SOPs) in social pedagogy.
After a very thorough and highly impressive application form submitted from Kingston University, SPPA are extremely proud to be able to endorse Kingston’s BA (hons) Working with Children and Young People: Social Pedagogy course.
“At Kingston we are so proud of our BA (Hons) Working With Children & Young People: Social Pedagogy course, and applying for endorsement from the Social Pedagogy Professional Association felt like the next natural step in celebrating our programme and getting it the recognition we feel it deserves. All of our students are passionate about social pedagogy practice, and as a University we wanted to recognise their hard work, skill, and expertise in this discipline. The process of applying for Category 2 endorsement was easy and enjoyable; the SPPA staff were there at every stage to help us with our application and answer any questions we had. Most of all, we felt like we joined the social pedagogy family in the UK, and we are happy to give all of our first year students full SPPA membership” –
Yvalia Febrer SFHEA, (Course Leader for BA Working With Children & Young People: Social Pedagogy, Senior Lecturer, Social Work and Social Care).
This endorsement was acknowledges and rightly celebrated at “Partner Network Meeting” held at the University which SPPA were honoured to attend. It was a pleasure to meet such highly motivated, skilled and passionate people and the highlight of the afternoon was witnessing first hand the results of two very inspiring projects completed by their extremely competent and confident students.