Social Return on Investment (SROI) training

NEF developed the SROI methodology in the UK and now NEF Consulting offers a wide range of products, including a 2-day Social Return on Investment (SROI) training course and SROI Masterclasses. Since we first started delivering SROI training in 2009 we have received excellent feedback. 83% of 2014 participants said that, following our course, they felt confident to undertake an SROI analysis. You can read just some of our testimonials at the bottom of this page.

“The pace of the training was perfect.” Sola Afolayan, Adam Smith International, April 2015

Our next SROI Training Course is in London 8-9 December 2015. Click here to book. Booking form

About the course

  • sroi-courseNEF Consulting’s SROI training is facilitated by SROI practitioners, and counts towards accreditation as an assured practitioner.
  • It covers all the methodology and practice needed to carry out an SROI analysis. It combines a thorough understanding of the theoretical policy background to SROI and its long-term benefits, with a step-by-step guide to the SROI methodology backed up by a range of practical group exercises.
  • This is the only accredited course that incorporates building an SROI model on a spreadsheet rather than as a paper and pen based exercise.
  • It is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to use SROI and its findings, and to undertake SROI analyses for themselves.
  • It draws on the extensive SROI experience of a large team of SROI practitioners based at NEF and NEF Consulting. NEF co-wrote the Cabinet Office Guide to SROI.
  • We offer a series of follow-up SROI Masterclasses to build the skills of practitioners.
  • All attendees are offered half an hour of free post-training telephone consultancy to guide them through their first SROI analysis.
  • Reduced rate consultancy packages are exclusively available to attendees.

 Our upcoming training sessions are below. All sessions run from 9.30 to 17.00.

Two-Day accredited SROI training dates Booking form

Prices for 2015*

SROI Training standard price                              £575

SROI Training registered charity discount         £495

SROI Masterclass standard price                         £275

Early bird discount – save £50 when you must confirm your booking before the above deadlines – payment must be received at least 7 days before the course date. *All courses are subject to U.K. VAT. Fee includes refreshments and lunch, as well as training materials.

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Who will be running the course?

Oliver Kempton 3Oliver Kempton, Associate, NEF Consulting Oliver is a consultant with six years’ experience of delivering social impact evaluation, SROI and SROI training, and has trained over 700 people in SROI since 2009. Oliver is also an assessor for Social Value UK (previously the SROI Network). For more information click here.   Alison Freeman Oct 2015Alison Freeman, Senior Consultant, NEF Consulting Alison is a key provider of NEF Consulting’s organisational culture and wellbeing programmes.  She is a skilled learning and development practitioner.  Her trademark is designing courses that grow both participant’s technical ability in evaluation as well as their personal leadership.  Alison has taught and designed education programmes at scales of one-to-one to over 300 participants. For more information click here.

SROI Masterclasses

Masterclasses are usually bespoke (see below) but we currently offer a one-day workshop in Creating a Theory of Change.

Bespoke training

For more details on bespoke training or, if you have any questions on NEF Consulting‘s SROI training, please contact Laura Smith at or on 0207 820 6361.

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Recent Testimonials

“[I would recommend the course]  for anyone interested in understanding more about social value and impact measurement using SROI.”Carley Centen, ImpactMetrics, November 2015 “[The facilitator was] very knowledgeable, great accessible delivery, perfect!…Thoroughly enjoyable, I got so much out of it.” Shelley Seed, White Label Sustainability, August 2015 “I think many people at the HIN will benefit from this for their individual projects.” Sally Lawton, Health Innovation Network, June 2015 “Good, clear and well presented.” Fran Healy, Hebden Bridge Community Association, March 2015 “Really brilliant course – Thank you!” Kelly McInnes, Northern Star, December 2014 “Excellent, well delivered training that has exceeded my expectations.” Karen Nolan, Blackpool Council, November 2014