Fees for courses starting January and February 2021:

Course NameCourse FeeEnrol FeeTotal
Fast Track Foundation£2716£320£3036
Diploma in Integrative Supervision£2920-£2920
Diploma in Integrative Supervision (with member discount)£2482-£2482
Course NameCourse FeeEnrol FeeTotal
PG Dip - Advanced Clinical Practice Professional Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling (1 year course)£6323320£6643
PG Dip - Advanced Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling (1 year course)
(with member discount)
£5492£272£5764
PG Dip - Supervision in Psychotherapy and Counselling (1 year course)£6005£320£6325
PG Dip - Supervision in Psychotherapy and Counselling (1 year course)
(with member discount)
£5222£272£5494

MA - Advanced Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling /      MA - Supervision in Psychotherapy and Counselling (2 year courses)

For students starting their 1st year in 2020Course FeeEnrol FeeTotal
First Year£4413£320£4733
First Year (with member discount)£3869£272£4141
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.
For students starting their 2nd year in 2020Course FeeEnrol FeeTotal
Second Year£4413£320£4733
Second Year (with member discount)£3869£272£4141

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).

What is included in your fees

Course fees include contact training hours, coursework assessment, clinical supervision of work with training clients, one DBS check and client referrals (where relevant). Tuition fees do not include personal therapy, placement supervision, any additional costs associated with placements, the provision of consulting rooms for seeing training clients, or assessment of resubmitted coursework. The Minster Centre Enrolment Fee contributes to common room facilities and refreshments, access to the library and on-line resources, basic administration and insurance for the Minster Centre Psychotherapy and Counselling Service.

Personal therapy can cost from £50 per session upwards in London, sometimes less outside London. Depending on circumstances, you will need to continue in personal therapy and/or supervision during any time taken out of training. In addition, you will need to budget for the purchase of several key books a year (these are texts you will need to refer to frequently) and travel to the Centre, to placements and to therapy. Depending on the topics you choose for your written assessments you may need to buy books or internet access to articles, or access books, articles or other resources through the British Library or other specialist libraries. You will also need a secure means of audio recording client work, ideally this will be on a password protected and encrypted digital recorder, prices start at around £215.

Once you have an Agreement to Practice you will need to arrange private supervision for any private clients and you will need to take out professional indemnity insurance which costs £80-100 per year.

Course fees are subject to annual inflation. Once you have started a course we will endeavour to keep fee increases in subsequent years as low as possible. Increases may occur to 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

In 2020, if accepted on the Fast Foundation Course or First Year of a course, students pay a deposit of £700 to secure their place once offered. This deposit is not refundable unless we are able to fill their place with another applicant before the course starts.

Students progressing between years pay a non-refundable deposit of £315 to secure their places in the following year. Deposit levels are subject to change between years.

For the MA/PG Dip in Professional Practice (Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision), we offer three ways of paying your annual fees: outright at the start of the year, (attracting £50 discount for PG Dip and MA courses); in three instalments paid in advance - i.e. to be paid by 2nd Feb 2020, 2nd June 2020 and 2nd October 2020; or twelve equal payments to be made monthly by standing order January 2020 to December 2020 by 23rd of each month. Termly and annual fees may be paid by bank transfer, cheque or credit card without surcharge (except AMEX).

For the Fast Track Foundation and Diploma in Supervision, we offer three ways of paying your annual fees: outright at the start of the year; in three instalments paid in advance - i.e. to be paid by 2nd Feb 2020, 2nd March 2020 and 2nd April 2020; or six equal payments to be made monthly by standing order January 2020 to June 2020 by 23rd of each month. Termly and annual fees may be paid by bank transfer, cheque or credit card without surcharge (except AMEX).

Students on the Fast Track Foundation course who leave the course and inform the Registrar in writing before the third weekend  will lose their deposit but are not liable for any other fees. All other students become liable for the full year’s fees at the start of the course. 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.

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