CSNU (art) - Spirit Art

Before applying for this award a candidate must have completed the SD1 & SD4 Education courses, must hold the CSNU in Speaking and have passed the Platform Accreditation Scheme in Demonstrating. They will be issued with a logbook that contains the information required for the award; they are also given a booklet that contains information on the four review sessions for Demonstrating communicating mediumship with spirit art required to complete the criteria. The four pre-FAB review sessions in Demonstrating must be completed to the satisfaction of the teacher.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. A candidate must complete a private interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on courses SD1 and SD4 and knowledge of the Spiritualists’ National Union, give a demonstration of their mediumship by giving evidential drawings and verbal evidence to two recipients, within 30 minutes duration, and give a prayer suitable for a Spiritualist service.

Previous Study required: SD1, SD4, PAS in Demonstrating and CSNU in Speaking

This certificate can also be studied through the SNUi

Registration Fee: £36.00

Final Assessment Fee: £36.00

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CSNU (ps) - Private Sittings

Before applying for this award a candidate must have completed the SD1 & SD4 Education courses and passed the Platform Accreditation Scheme in both Speaking and Demonstrating. They will be issued with a logbook that contains the information required for the award; they are also given a booklet that contains information on the four review sessions for Private Sittings required to complete the criteria. The four pre-FAB review sessions in Private Sittings must be completed to the satisfaction of the teacher.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. At the Final Assessment a candidate must complete a private interview and an oral test of 10 questions, including questions based on course SD4 and knowledge of the Spiritualists' National Union, and give a separate evidential private Sitting to two recipients, each Sitting of 20 minutes’ duration.

Previous study required: SD1 course, SD4 course and Platform Accreditation Scheme (PAS) in Speaking & Demonstrating

This certificate can also be studied through the SNUi

Registration Fee: £36.00

Final Assessment Fee: £36.00

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CSNU (s) - Speaking

Before applying for this award a candidate must have completed the SD1 & SD4 Education course and passed the Platform Accreditation Scheme in Speaking. They will be issued with a logbook that contains the information required for the award; they are also given a booklet that contains information on the four review sessions for Speaking required to complete the criteria. The four pre-FAB review sessions in Speaking must be completed to the satisfaction of the teacher.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. A candidate must complete a private interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on courses studied and knowledge of the Spiritualists’ National Union, and give a prayer suitable for a Spiritualist service, an unrehearsed reading, a five-minute interpretation on the reading and a 15-minute address of spiritual philosophy based upon the Seven Principles suitable for a church service.

Previous study required SD1 course, SD4 course and the Platform Accreditation Scheme (PAS) in Speaking.

This certificate can also be studied through the SNUi

Registration Fee: £36.00

Final Assessment Fee: £36.00

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If you have prior experience and would like this to be taken into consideration please complete this Recognition Prior Learning Form

CSNU (d) - Demonstrating

Before applying for this award a candidate must have completed the SD1 and SD4 Education courses and have passed the Platform Accreditation Scheme in Speaking and Demonstrating. They will be issued with a logbook that contains the information required for the award; they are also given a booklet that contains information on the four review sessions for Demonstrating required to complete the criteria. The four pre-FAB review sessions in Demonstrating must be completed to the satisfaction of the teacher.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. A candidate must complete a private interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on course SD4 and knowledge of the Spiritualists’ National Union, give a demonstration of evidential communication consisting of two separate messages within 15 minutes to two separate recipients, and give a prayer suitable for a Spiritualist service.

Previous study required: SD1, SD4 & Platform Accreditation Scheme (PAS) in Speaking & Demonstrating. 

This certificate can also be studied through the SNUi

Registration Fee: £36.00

Final Assessment Fee: £36.00

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If you have prior experience and would like this to be taken into consideration please complete this Recognition Prior Learning Form

CSNU (a) - Assessing

A candidate must hold the CSNU in their chosen subject. The practical training consists of attending the assessors course (it is the applicant’s responsibility to enrol on the course) and provide a portfolio of 10 assessments, with a minimum of two CSNU-level assessments and four PAS-level assessments. The portfolio needs to be successfully assessed (a minimum of a B pass) by the Chair of the Education & Exponents Committee or an appointed holder of the ASNU.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. A candidate will be required to complete a private interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on assessing criteria in their chosen subject and knowledge of the Spiritualists’ National Union. They must also do an anonymous assessment of a candidate on the Final Assessment Board which they are attending.

Previous study required: CSNU in your chosen subject

Registration Fee: £36.00

Final Assessment Fee: £36.00

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CSNU (t) - Teacher

Before applying for this award a candidate for CSNU(t) in Speaking must hold the CSNU(s) and a candidate for the CSNU(t) in Demonstrating must hold the CSNU(d) and the CSNU(s). A candidate for CSNU(t) in Administration must hold the CSNU(g) and a candidate for CSNU(t) in Healing must hold the CSNU(h) and be a Registered Accredited Healing Medium.

A candidate must also have a minimum of twelve months’ teaching experience in a Spiritualist environment prior to enrolling on the Teacher Training Scheme. Evidence of this, as well as of any mainstream teaching experience, is to be presented in the form of a portfolio on entry to the course.

To achieve the CSNU(t) award a candidate must attend and successfully pass the Teacher Training Scheme. The scheme consists of three training weekends and a further two-and-a-half-day weekend, which includes a Final Assessment Board. Further details on enrolment can be gained by contacting the Secretary of the Education & Exponents Committee.

For more information please contact Christine Thompson: [email protected]

CSNU (w) - Writing

Before applying for this award a candidate must have completed the SD1 & SD4 Education courses and passed the Platform Accreditation Scheme in Speaking. They will be issued with a logbook that contains the information required for the award; they are also given a booklet that contains information on the four review sessions for 'Writing' required to complete the criteria. The four pre-FAB review sessions in 'Writing' must be completed to the satisfaction of the teacher. A candidate must also provide copies of at least two items which they have previously written and had published.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. A candidate must complete a private interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on the written work submitted and knowledge of the Spiritualists' National Union and its religion and philosophy.

Previous study required: SD1 course, SD4 course & Platform Accreditation Scheme (PAS) in Speaking.

This certificate can also be studied through the SNUi

Registration Fee: £36.00

Final Assessment Fee: £36.00

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