Platform Accreditation Scheme The Platform Accreditation Scheme (PAS) gives training practical experience and assessment to speakers and demonstrators of spirit communication within the SNU. The Scheme is administered by the SNU's Training & Awards Committee who aim to improve the quality of public speaking and evidential mediumship within the Spiritualist movement. The committee keeps a register of PAS award holders and publicise them in the SNU diary and this website. PAS changed from the old system to the current one as from the 1st September 2011. Anyone who enrolled prior to this date can carry out their training under the old system or they can swap to the new system and have prior work accepted for accreditation. The PAS has now become a continuous assessment programme. This means that candidates can elect to train wherever they like as long as they provide evidence that meets the criteria laid down for the course. This evidence is then verified by a member of the District Council Education Committee or a member of the Training and Awards Committee. Candidates can elect to carry out their training with their DC or with the Training and Awards Committee. Requirements for PAS (d) - Demonstration of Evidential Mediumship An applicant must be a Full member of an SNU affiliated church/centre OR an Individual Member of the SNU OR a Member of SNU International. Minimum SNU Education requirements at Grade A or B, SD1 Complete 5 Units in Training Review Sessions Participate in at least 25 public services as a demonstrator. Requirements for PAS (s) - Public Speaking An applicant must be a Full member of an SNU affiliated church/centre OR an Individual Member of the SNU OR a Member of SNU International. Minimum SNU Education requirements at Grade A or B, SD1 Complete 5 Units in Training Review Sessions Participate in at least 25 public services as a speaker. Application & Assessment Fees: ‘PAS must be completed within 2 years and the SD1 Course must BE COMPLETED at Grade B or higher when applying for a PAS Final Assessment Board. PAS and the SD1 Course can be taken at the same time or separately.’ Application fee: £33.00, per subject, Plus Final Assessment fee £33.00 per subject, payable when applying for the Final Assessment. The Application and Final Assessment fees amount applies to each separate subject when applying for more than 1 award. For example applying for both PAS s and PAS d together the total application fee is £66.00 and then the total Final Assessment fee is £66.00, payable when applying for the Final Assessments. Assessment: Students are assessed through out the course on the evidence they produce. When they have met all the criteria they should return all work to Registrations at Redwoods who will check all is in order. Dates of Final Assessments are shown on the website. Students then need to contact the Chairperson of T&A who will arrange a Final Assessment. Here a final assessment is made as to whether the student can demonstrate good ability in speaking or evidential mediumship; successful students will be granted the PAS award.