Crossfields Institute Level 5 Diploma in Social Pedagogy

Qualification title

Crossfields Institute Level 5 Diploma in Social Pedagogy


Social pedagogy is an established discipline and profession in many European countries. It has grown out of a longstanding tradition of educational philosophers, social thinkers and practitioners who were concerned with developing a more equal and just society through educational means.

This qualification is designed to enable experiential learning, to support individual and group reflection processes and to create dialogue between learners by drawing on their knowledge and experience. Learners will explore the historical and philosophical roots of social pedagogy in continental Europe and other nations. It also explores how key concepts are applied in the field and how the rich potential of each human being is central to social pedagogy.

Key features

Equip learners with an essential theoretical, ethical and practical understanding of how social pedagogy can:

Entry requirements

Guided learning hours


Total qualification time




Study method

Blended, full or part time, face-to-face and distance learning as well as independent study.

How long does it take?

12 months part time recommended. The programme should be completed in a maximum of 2 years following registration.


This qualification is graded A,B,C,D which are pass grades and Working Towards which is a fail. Learners are expected to complete a portfolio of evidence, demonstrating meeting the learning outcomes.

Qualification specification

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