The aim of the article is the analysis of foreign practice of training of social pedagogues (social workers) to practice, making recommendations for improving the current system of education in this area. The following methods were used: induction, deduction, comparison, analysis, synthesis, abstraction, generalization. The experience of training social pedagogues (social workers) to practical activity in foreign countries, especially lit disciplines and practices, and the experience of community and voluntary organizations, the proposals for improving the domestic system for training social workers are revealed. Social pedagogue (social worker) is intended to create conditions that are the most favorable for psychological comfort, social assistance, development and self-development of a person, taking into account appropriate social and cultural environment. Particular attention is paid to the training of specialists, level of education and specialization according to the practical part of the training. The experience of training in different countries makes it possible to compare foreign and native training system of social pedagogues (social workers) and to draw conclusions on the fullness of the curriculum disciplines, particularly the practice, issues of management training, a thorough psychological preparation, as well as studying the characteristics of certain categories of subjects of a social pedagogue. It should be extremely cautious in the use of foreign experience, that both the theory and practice of social and socio-educational activities in any country is conditioned by the cultural and historical traditions, socio-economic and political conditions. The success of the process of formation and development of social work and social pedagogy in Ukraine is of great importance to study, as well as interpretation and adaptation of the experience gained by foreign countries, especially the countries of Western Europe, the US, Israel and Britain.The practical significance of the study is the possibility of introducing in the preparation of local social pedagogues (social workers) of the best achievements of international experience. The prospects for further research are the study of relevant programs for improving the training of experts of social sphere in Ukraine.