Getting your programme endorsed by SPPA

Any organisation wishing to have their learning programme endorsed by SPPA will need to ensure that it meets the Standards for Occupational Proficiency (SOPs) in social pedagogy and in the case of Category 1 and 2 learning programmes, equips learners to meet the and Standards of Education and Training (SETs) in social pedagogy. To be recognised by SPPA you need to demonstrate how you meet the (SETS).

  1. The first step to applying for SPPA endorsement is to fill in a self-evaluation form which you can download here.
  2. Once complete, return it to
  3. Your application will be reviewed and confirmation will be sent in writing within 2 months
  4. Pay the administrative fee (once we receive your application we will send you an invoice)

You might find it useful to read the Social Pedagogy Learning Handbook and the SPPA Endorsement Titles at Higher Education Levels handbook here before submitting your application. If you have any questions or need some help filling in the form we will be happy to guide you, please do contact us at


SPPA endorsement costs £150 in the first instance and £75 for renewal. Each endorsement will last for 2 years from the date of confirmation.