Fees - Academic Year 2017-18 (for courses starting January/February 2018)

Introduction to Counselling Skills     £295
Foundation Course Certificate in Integrative Counselling (fast-track)   £2,749
Course fee Middx reg fee Total
Minster Supervision Diploma £2,650 £2,650
With member discount £2,253 £2,253
PG Dip Professional Practice Counselling & Psychotherapy - Supervision & Advanced Clinical Practice Strands -1 year course) £4,943 £690 £5,633
With member discount £4,201 £690 £4,891
MA Professional Practice Counselling & Psychotherapy - Supervision & Advanced Clinical Practice Strands - 2 year course      
For students starting in 2018      
1st Year £3,528 £690 £4,218
with member discount £2,999 £690 £3,689
The fees have been spread evenly across the two years. The second year fees will be the same as the first year plus any increase for unavoidable costs such as inflation and any increase in Middlesex registration fees.
For students starting their 2nd year in 2018      
2nd Year £2,798 £690 £3,488
with member discount £2,378 £690 £3,068

There are two fee bands applied to these training courses, the standard fee and a discounted fee for Minster Centre members (graduates and those who maintain their UKCP membership through the Centre). Please note that Minster Centre discount does not apply to the Middlesex University registration fee (£690) that is a component of the MA/PG Dip fees.
Students who register for an MA or PG Dip pay an MA Registration fee for 1 or 2 years years. The fee is set by Middlesex University and is handed over to Middlesex by the Minster Centre. These fees cannot be refunded. In 2018 the fee will be £690

If you need to resubmit assessed work or repeat any modules please speak to Julia Culver for guidance on charges.

What is included in your fees

Tuition fees include contact training hours and coursework assessment. Tuition fees do not include personal therapy, clinical supervision or supervision of supervision beyond that provided within the course, the provision of consulting rooms for seeing training clients or supervisee, or assessment of resubmitted coursework.

Once you have started a course we will endeavour to keep fee increases as low as possible. Increases will reflect changes to the course, changes in the requirements of accrediting organisations, inflation, staff pay rises or other increases to the cost of providing the course.

Deposits and Payment Arrangements

If accepted on the Foundation Course or First Year of a course, candidates pay a non-refundable deposit of £700. Students progressing between years after the first year pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 to secure their places in the following year. If students on the Foundation or First Year of a course decide to leave before the start of the third weekend they are liable for the fees for the first two weekends only, after that they become liable for the full year’s fees. All other students become liable for the full year’s fees at the beginning of the academic year. This means that if you choose to leave during the course of a year you will be required to pay the full year’s fees.

We offer three ways of paying: outright at the start of the year, (attracting a £25 discount for 6 month courses – Foundation and Supervision Diploma if paid by 2nd Feb and a £50 discount for PG Dip and MA courses); in three installments paid in advance - i.e. to be paid by 2nd Feb 2018, 2nd June 2018 and 2nd October 2018; or twelve equal payments to be made monthly by standing order January 2018 to December 2018 by 28th of each month. Termly and annual fees may be paid by bank transfer, cheque or credit card without surcharge (except AMEX). For further information on paying fees please refer to http://minsterstudents.co.uk/basic-information/fees-payments/ on the student intranet.

To set up your standing order or make a bank transfer please see our bank details below:


CAF Bank Ltd

Account name:

The Minster Centre

Account number:


Sort Code:


Branch Address:

25 Kings Hill Avenue
Kings Hill
West Malling
ME19 4JQ

If paying by cheque, please make it payable to “The Minster Centre”.

At the beginning of term, a payment agreement form will be given to each student for you to notify us of your chosen payment option. You must sign and return this form to reception. Please also keep a copy for your own records.

You will be expected to keep to your payment agreement. Late or missing payments may affect you continuing to train. Please notify Charlotte/Operations Admin (charlotte@minstercentre.org.uk) as soon as you experience any difficulty or delay in paying your fees so we can discuss payment options.

If you fall into arrears the following will apply until they are cleared:

  • We will not mark work submitted for assessment
  • Your grades will not be presented to the Assessment Board
  • You will not be able to participate in the Live Assessment
  • You will not be able to progress onto the next academic year
  • Certificates or Diplomas will not be awarded
  • References will not be given for employment, placements or client referrals
  • You will not be granted a Practice Agreement, or it may be withdrawn until you clear them