Course Fees (p.a.)



 Sep 2019 -

Aug 2020 pa



ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
(30 hour course) Fees are valid until 31st August each year and include the ABC exam board registration fee


SPTI Foundation Access Course
(12 Training Days)


BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy**
validated and awarded by Staffordshire University


MSc in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy**
years 2-4 are validated and awarded by Staffordshire University


MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy**
years 2-4 are validated and awarded by Staffordshire University


SPTI Diploma in Clinical Supervision


Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) Assessment Fee



*An additional fee of 87 will be charged for the optional academic component (additional tutorial times and 2 x marked essays)
** Final degrees are awarded by Staffordshire University

The above fees are valid for the full academic year (1st September to the following 31st August). Once students have commenced training, the base fee should be expected to increase by approximately 5% at the beginning of each new academic year. All prices may be subject to change although we endeavor to maintain prices at these levels.

Fees – The fee shown includes the deposit where applicable. The balance is due in full before 20th September pa 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 pa (not applicable to the ABC Level 2 award in Counselling Concepts).

Late applications – in case of applications after 20th September pa, 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 (not applicable to the ABC Level 2 award in Counselling Concepts).

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 – 60 per session. Diploma in 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 59*. The GOV DBS update service fee is currently 13* per annum. (*external providers so maybe subject to change).
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Any placement fees