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Uploaded 20.01.17

New Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Social Pedagogy

The Crossfields Level 3 Diploma in Social Pedagogy is an Ofqual registered qualification which was developed in partnership by Crossfields Institute, by Jacaranda Development, ThemPra and the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA).

It is delivered by either Jacaranda or ThemPra over a total of 8 days and draws on their expertise of delivering high quality social pedagogy learning and development courses.

This Diploma enables the learner to develop a deeper understanding of social pedagogy theory and how it can be implemented in practice.

This qualification helps the learner to meet the new SPPA standards of proficiency .


Please click here for more information or read the qualification specification here . _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Uploaded 12.09.16

VIVES University College Belgium – Social Pedagogical Art & Creativity Exploration

VIVES in Kortrijk/Belgium offers a 5 months course on art and creativity in social (pedagogical) work. The course is a mix of theory and practice and e.g. explores artistic workshops for people with disabilities. The programme starts in February 2017and ends in June 2017, deadline for application is 1th of November 2016.

Click here for the course brochure and application/contact details .


Uploaded 28.05.16

Social Pedagogy - an Integrated Academic Curriculum of Theory and Practice at the Cooperative University Germany

In the transcript of his speech, Matthias Moch gives an overview of the underpinning concepts and theories of social pedagogy. He then provides the reader with interesting information and details of the curriculum of the social pedagogy (Social Work) degree at the Cooperative University Baden-Württemberg/Germany.

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 Information seminars – BA (Hons) Social Pedagogy, Advocacy and Participation

Potential students who might be interested in studying this course as well as anybody who can offer work based learning / placements can find out more about this BA degree at UCLAN's informattion seminars

Wednesday 20th April between 9.30 – 12.30 in Harrington Building HA320

Register now

Thursday 12th May between 9.30 – 12.30 in C & T Building, Room CM101 

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Please send any queries to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (Course leader) 


Uploaded 19.01.16

BA (Hons) degree in Social Pedagogy, Advocacy and Participation – University of Central Lancashire

This brand new degree course prepares you for a career working in community settings with people of all ages, backgrounds or ethnicities. The course focuses on bringing about positive change in lives and social relationships. This is a three-year course delivered on campus one day a week, Years 1 and 2 include a compulsory 5-day residential module and all three years will include an online module.

Please find more information here.


Uploaded 14.08.15

 VIVES University College Belgium – Arts and creativity in the social sector

VIVES in Kortrijk/Belgium offers a 5 months course on art and creativity in social (pedagogical) work. The course is a mix of theory and practice and e.g. explores artistic workshops for people with disabilities. The programme starts on 1st of February 2016 and ends end of June 2016, deadline for application is 1th of November 2015.

Find an overview of the programme here and access their website here.


Uploaded 06.01.15

Master in Social and Cultural Pedagogy at Arizona State University / USA

This Master is the first of its kind in North America and focuses on learning beyond schooling based on social and cultural pedagogy. The course offers participants a theoretical understanding of the subject matter, strategies and tools for conducting research and develops skills for planning, implementing and evaluating educational interventions in different settings.

Find more information here.


Uploaded 18.08.14

VIA University Århus/Denmark – BA in Social Education and Pedagogy

This course is directed at exchange students who are already enrolled in BA programmes in their home country. It covers one semester (17 weeks – 30 ECTS) and focuses on promoting the students’ skills in reflecting on and carrying out social pedagogical work using creativity as a method.

Find more information on the VIA website here , access a brochure with more details here or download the application form here .


Uploaded 07.08.14

BA Social Pedagogy – Robert Gordon University Aberdeen

From January 2015 the School of Applied Social Studies at Robert Gordon University is planning on delivering a work based distance learning BA course in Social Pedagogy. As the course is aimed at those in employment, it is particularly relevant for those working in day care and residential child care services, adult day and care home services, support services etc.

Please find more information and contact details here.


Uploaded 07.08.14

BA (Hons) Social Pedagogy (Youth Work and Community Learning and Development)

This 3 year programme at YMCA George Williams College/London builds on UK practice in informal and social education, group work and community learning and development – and combines this with exploring Scandinavian and continental models of social pedagogy. Courses start in September2014.

For more information on the Social Pedagogy degree and on how to apply please visit their website here. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

 Uploaded 07.08.14

Study in Denmark - Pedagogical Work with Children and young people in an European perspective

The course offers a 4 months full time opportunity to study at University College in Copenhagen/Denmark. It looks at European perspectives in the work with children and young people using lectures, creative workshops, academic project work, visits etc. This course runs from September 2014 – December 2014.

Please go to their website here or find some brief information in their leaflet here.


  Uploaded 12.06.14

 13th European Scientific Association on Residential and Family Care for Children and Adolescents Conference – 02.09. - 05.09.14. in Copenhagen / Denmark

This conference enables researchers and practitioners in the field of child and family care to hear about and discuss the latest findings and developments.

Find more information about the conference here.


 Uploaded 31.01.13

 Canterbury Christ Church University

 Social Pedagogy (Youth Work and Community Learning and Development)

Uploaded 27.02.12

The University of Sussex - BA in Working Children and Young People 

The University of Sussex is launching a BA in Working with Children and Young People that includes modules on European perspectives and Social Pedagogy.

More details can be found here.


Uploaded June 2011

Level 3 optional unit - CWDC
CWDC worked with stakeholders across the residential and foster care sector to develop four new foster care units and one new social pedagogy unit in 2010. We received positive feedback from our employer advisory group and a number of expert work based assessors, managers and practitioners in the field on the content early in 2011. CWDC are currently exploring how best to make these additional units available for learners, prior to them becoming part of the optional unit bank of the L3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.  It is anticipated that the units will become available within the optional unit bank by September 2012 but due to the urgent need for these units, CWDC is in talks with Awarding Organisations to find a more immediate solution. CWDC would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in helping to form the units and  get them to this stage . We will keep  you updated as the situation develops.  
Ann Harrison National Manager

 The University of Winchester has launched a Masters in Social Pedagogy - further details here .

Uploaded December, 2010

Students already enrolled in BA programmes are welcome to apply for the 17 week course, "Head, Heart, Hands - Social Education and Pedagogy in Denmark" offered by VIA University College, Arhus, Denmark. The course is in English, is offered in the Spring 2012 semester.  See the brochure and application form form here and the VIA University College website for more information. 

Updated February, 2012

Break Charity is developing a foundation level course in Social Pedagogy that will be piloted in April.

Updated 2nd February 2010

BA in Social Pedagogy launched by Liverpool Hope University

MA in Social Pedagogy in England at the Institute of Education, University of London

The Institute of Education is recruiting for its new MA in Social Pedagogy. Open to those with a relevant degree and work experience, further information is available at the IOE website or see MA in Social Pedagogy at the Institute of Education. 

Foundation Degree  in  Working with Children: Education and Well-Being by The Institute of Education (IOE) University of London