DSNU (Adv) - Advanced Academic 

Before applying for this award a candidate must have successfully completed at a minimum of Grade ‘B’ level any one of the Advanced courses and must hold another Diploma other than the Basic Diploma.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. A candidate must complete an interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on the thesis submitted on the course studied and knowledge of the Spiritualists’ National Union.

Registration Fee: £40.00

Final Assessment Fee: £40.00

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DSNU (Art) - Spirit Art

Before applying for this award a candidate must hold the CSNU(art) and have passed courses SD1, SD2, SD3 and D5. 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 two training sessions for Demonstrating Spirit Art required to complete the criteria. The training sessions must be completed to the satisfaction of the teacher.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. A candidate must complete an interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on the courses studied and knowledge of the Spiritualists’ National Union, take part in a demonstration of mediumship to the high evidential standard required for a large public venue where the audience is a mix of Spiritualists and non-Spiritualists, and demonstrate the ability to efficiently establish the correct recipient. A candidate needs to give two separate evidential drawings with evidential communication in 20 minutes.

Registration Fee: £40.00

Final Assessment Fee: £40.00

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DSNU (B) - Basic Academic

A candidate must successfully complete courses SD1, SD2, SD3 and S5. The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. A candidate must complete an interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on the subject of their thesis (submitted no later than 28 days prior to their Final Assessment Board) and knowledge of the Spiritualists’ National Union.

Registration Fee: £40.00

Final Assessment Fee: £40.00

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DSNU (L) - Lecturing

A candidate on application must hold the DSNU(S) and must submit a title and synopsis of their proposed lecture no later than 28 days prior to their Final Assessment Board.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee, which will include an interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on courses studied and knowledge of the Spiritualists' National Union. They will be required to present their one-hour lecture, which must be of a standard suitable for a large public venue, and include ten minutes to answer questions from the audience.

Registration Fee: £40.00

Final Assessment Fee: £40.00

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DSNU (PS) - Private Sittings

A candidate must hold the CSNU(ps) and have passed courses SD1, SD2, SD3 and D5.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee, which will include an interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on courses studied and knowledge of the Spiritualists' National Union. They will be required to take part in a practical session involving giving two 20-minute Sittings to two recipients unknown to the candidate. One is to be an evidential reading, with greater emphasis on providing evidence of survival, and the other a spiritual appraisal.

Registration Fee: £40.00

Final Assessment Fee: £40.00

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DSNU (S) - Speaking

A candidate must hold the CSNU(s) and have passed courses SD1, SD2, SD3 and S5. 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 two pre-FAB training days for Speaking. During these training days a candidate will be taught to understand the difference between an address given in a church service and an address delivered at an out-of-church venue. They will also learn how to speak about Spiritualism at local community events, such as interfaith groups or local radio interviews, if invited to do so. The training sessions must be completed to the satisfaction of the teacher.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee, which will include an interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on courses studied and knowledge of the Spiritualists' National Union. A candidate will also take part in an interview session, where they will be required to answer media-orientated questions in a succinct and accurate manner. A candidate will also be required to give an address about Spiritualism suitable for a large public meeting with a mixed audience of both Spiritualists and non-Spiritualists, followed by answering three questions based upon the address posed by the assessors (25 minutes).

Registration Fee: £40.00

Final Assessment Fee: £40.00

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DSNU (D) - Demonstrating

A candidate must hold the CSNU(d) and have passed courses SD1, SD2, SD3 and D5. 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 two pre-FAB training days for Demonstrating required to complete the criteria. The training sessions must be completed to the satisfaction of the teacher.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. A candidate must complete an interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on the courses studied and knowledge of the Spiritualists’ National Union, take part in a demonstration of mediumship to the high evidential standard required for a large public venue where the audience is a mix of Spiritualists and non-Spiritualists, and demonstrate the ability to efficiently establish the correct recipient. A candidate needs to give two separate evidential communications in 15 minutes.


Registration Fee: £40.00

Final Assessment Fee: £40.00

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DSNU (T) - Teaching

A candidate must hold the CSNU(t). They must also hold a practical Diploma in the subject that they wish to teach, i.e. S, D, H or G.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee, which will include an interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on courses studied and knowledge of the Spiritualists' National Union. A candidate will be required to carry out a one-hour lecture (including Q & A) and give a tutorial and two group work sessions to a suitably-sized class; the assessment must be presented to a standard which shows that a candidate has attained Diploma level. The teaching sessions will be aimed at advanced students.

Registration Fee: £40.00

Final Assessment Fee: £40.00

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DSNU (W) - Writing

A candidate must successfully complete courses SD1 & SD2 and any two Advanced courses. A candidate must provide copies of at least five items of work which they have previously written and had published.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee, which will include an 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.

Registration Fee: £40.00

Final Assessment Fee: £40.00

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DSNU (E) - Lyceum Administration

A candidate must hold the CSNU(e) and hold a pass in the Leader’s Course at not less than Grade B.

The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. A candidate must complete an interview, an oral test of 10 questions based on the courses studied and knowledge of the Spiritualists’ Lyceum Union, a presentation of a prepared lesson from a Lyceum session and a practical unrehearsed reading from a Lyceum publication, followed by a 10-minute talk and a 20-minute talk on the Lyceum, presented to a standard that would be required for a large public venue.

Registration Fee: £40.00

Final Assessment Fee: £40.00

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