1) General Terms
Undertaking any of these courses is a serious commitment and all students have to pay for their course fees regardless of their personal circumstances.
When a student enrols on a course they are liable for their full course fees regardless of which payment option they choose, whether they withdraw, complete their course or take a break from their training.
2) Applying For a Course
In order to reserve a place on the above courses, students must return payment together with their application regardless of any bursary or grant applications. Non-payment will result in non-enrolment on the course. The Trust will make a full refund if a student is not accepted on the course. Payment options for course fees are listed on the current Price Guide.
3) Instalment Plans
At its discretion, the Trust may offer instalment plans for students who are unable to pay the full amount in one payment. Instalments must be paid by standing order on the dates agreed. Students cannot continue training and will not be awarded, nor a certificate issued, if payment plans are not maintained.
Students remain liable for the full course fees with an instalment plan regardless of whether they complete their course or take a break from their training.
Payment has to be made by a deadline set by our Finance Manager.
Missing a payment deadline will result in the full balance becoming due with interest payable on the outstanding amount.
The Trust reserves the right to retract the offer of an instalment plan for any subsequent courses if a student misses a payment.
Students are not permitted to progress to the next academic year if fees from previous years remain outstanding. This includes course fees and Student Placement Service (SPS) fees.
Students will not be awarded, nor a certificate issued, if there are any fees outstanding. This includes course fees and Student Placement Service (SPS) fees.
Under exceptional circumstances a student may intermit i.e. take a break from their training. All students remain fully liable for their full course fees during intermission. If the student is using an instalment plan, payments must continue to be made by the set deadlines during intermission. Missing a payment deadline will result in the full balance becoming due with interest payable on the outstanding amount.
The Trust reserves the right to withdraw the option of payment via instalments in the event of late or missed payments.
6) Termination and Refunds
Applicants can pay fees by bank transfer, by cheque made payable to Psychosynthesis Trust or credit card / debit card by telephoning Reception.
|Note 1. A non-refundable administration charge of £50 is included in course fees|
|Note 2. Advertised prices exclude the cost of programme therapy requirements. Students can expect to pay between £40 - £55 per hour for therapy.|
|Note 3. PGDip advertised prices exclude the cost of supervision outside of term time. Students make their own private arrangements and can expect to pay £40 - £55 for supervision.Note 4. If students are unable to complete their programme within the normal timeframe, deferment charges will apply for completing outstanding work, repeating a failed course or repeating part of a course.|
7) Cancellation and Refunds Policy
Refunds of course fees may only be paid if notification of cancellation is received before 1st August (for September intakes) or 1st January (for February intakes). Any refund will be subject to a £50 administration charge.
Applications close on 1st August (for September intakes) or 1st January (for February intakes). Late applicants should contact the PA to the Director of Training to check whether there are spaces left.
In the event of a student having to withdraw their application at short notice due to not passing their previous pre-requisite programme, they will receive a full refund.
The date the written notice is received by the Trust of withdrawal from the course, will be the date used for the consideration of refunding fees.
In the event of a student discontinuing the course the Trust retains the right to claim the full annual fees due, and will retain such fees paid in advance, and collect any such fees that continue to fall due by standing order.
Non-payment or late payment of instalments will usually result in a student being asked to leave the course.
Students are not permitted to progress to the next academic year if fees from previous years remain outstanding.
8) Missed Attendance
The Trust follows a strict attendance policy. Students remain liable for the full course fees regardless of any missed attendance. Students who miss thematic seminars and supervision or tutorials will be required to make additional payments to cover training when re-attending. Students will be notified of the payment required, which is payable on booking and is non-refundable. The Trust does not guarantee a place on a subsequent course, and there is no financial credit for non-participation.
Students who do not pass their course will need to complete any outstanding work as a deferred student. Deferment is done on a per semester basis and requires the payment of a deferred fee set according to how much work is required to reach a pass standard. Deferred fees are payable by all students completing outstanding work including those who choose to complete the deferment simultaneously with CNG2.
Standard deferment fees are:
Deferred student fee £185 per semester (which includes one individual tutorial per semester, on-going tutorial support and administration)
Deferred group supervision fee £450 per semester
Deferred RD attendance £900 for one year
Year 1 PGDip students who have only one or two written assignments to be re-submitted, may simultaneously progress to Year 2 PGDip whilst re-submitting the outstanding work at the earliest deadline in the handbook. If the re-submissions do not pass at the next deadline students would need to withdraw from CNG2 without refund.
If a student fails a whole programme or year they will need to repeat or re-take the majority of the programme or year. Payment includes deferment fees as appropriate plus the payment of an academic fee of £2,620 to retake the programme or year.
Deferment fees are invoiced on per semester basis and are payable at the start of the deferment period.
10) Additional Costs
The following additional costs are not included in course fees or deferred fees:
a. The cost of individual therapy and any supplementary supervision – this is paid direct by the student to the therapist or supervisor.
b. The cost of any supplementary tutorials which may be required by a student. This is paid direct by the student to the tutor.
c. The cost of marking a re-submitted written assignment which did not achieve a pass (£50 for all essays and CNG1 case studies, £100 for all other submissions, except dissertations which are £150)
d. The cost of re-attending weekends (£50 per seminar)
e. The cost of any additional support or specific requirements to the individual not covered by points 9 or 10.
11) Sponsored Students
If your sponsor withdraws financial support at any time you will be liable for any outstanding amount.