Course Fees

Course  Sep 2022 – Aug 2023 Deposit 
Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
(30-hour course) Fees are valid until 31st August each year and include the exam board registration fee
£tbc
per course
N/A
SPTI Foundation Access Course
(12 Training Days)
£799
per course
£100
BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy**
validated and awarded by Staffordshire University
£6,000
per academic year
 £320
MSc Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy**
years 2-4 are validated and awarded by Staffordshire University
£5,515
per academic year
£320
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy**
years 2-4 are validated and awarded by Staffordshire University
£5,515
per academic year
£320
SPTI Diploma Clinical Supervision£2,485
per course
£300
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) Assessment Fee£250N/A

** Final degrees are awarded by Staffordshire University

The above fees are valid for the full academic year (1st September to the following 31st August). All prices may be subject to change although we endeavour to maintain fees at these levels.

Fees

The fee shown includes the deposit where applicable. For degree programmes, the balance is due in full before 20th September prior to commencement of the course.

Deposits

A non-refundable deposit is payable upon acceptance of a place on a course. This is necessary to secure a place on the course and should be paid within 28 days of acceptance of a place and prior to 20th September (not applicable to the Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts).

Late applications

In case of applications after 20th September fees are due in full upon acceptance of a place. If paying by instalments, deposit and first instalment should be paid immediately on acceptance.

Withdrawal

In case of withdrawal prior to 20th September pa, the deposit will be lost. In case of withdrawal on or after course commencement, students will be liable for the full course fees for that year. Withdrawal must be notified in writing on the relevant SPTI withdrawal form.

Payment by Instalment

We offer an instalment scheme whereby students may spread the balance of payments over the year. Payments for the BSc and MSc programmes are made in ten equal instalments, preferably by electronic payments via a standing order, on 20th of each month from 20th September to 20th June. An administration charge of £90 will be added to the total cost for this option (Instalment are not applicable to the Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts which is paid in full).

Associated costs:

  • Trainees undertaking BSc or MSc in counselling/psychotherapy need to be prepared to cover the cost of weekly therapy, costing £30 – £60 per session.
  • From the second year onwards, trainees also need to be in regular supervision costing approximately £40 – £65 per session. Diploma Clinical Supervision Trainees need to be in Supervision of Supervision (similar costs).
  • DBS costs – All MSc and BSc students upon acceptance of their place, are required to undertake DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks and register their DBS certificate onto the annual update service. An Enhanced Adult DBS Certificate currently £62*. The GOV DBS update service fee is currently £13* per annum. (*external providers so maybe subject to change).
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Any placement fees

The SPTI LGBTQ+ &/or people of colour bursary has been created to encourage applications to study from marginalised groups who have been underrepresented in counselling and psychotherapy training. We are working towards reducing gaps in equality of opportunity caused by social, cultural or economic disadvantage. Bursaries worth £1,000 may be awarded across all our degree and masters programmes each year (in the form of reduced training fees). To be considered for the bursary, applicants must be first year degree or masters students who are self-funding and who identify as LGBTQ+ &/or are a person of colour.

For full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply, please download a copy of our LGBTQ+ &/or people of colour student bursary form here.