The Platform Accreditation Scheme (PAS) gives practical training and assessment to speakers and demonstrators of spirit communication within the SNU.

The Platform Accreditation Scheme (PAS) is an accreditation necessary for a candidate who wishes to progress through to the Speaking and Demonstrating awards. Students must participate in at least 25 public services as a speaker and demonstrator. There are also five units that a candidate must complete by gathering evidence of competence against the criteria laid down in their record of achievement. A candidate can carry out training within their District Council (DC), at sessions arranged by the DC Education Committee, through Education & Exponents Committee-approved teachers located in various churches and localities, or at the Barbanell Centre in Stafford. A candidate must complete the training programme within three years.

Requirements for PAS (s) - Public Speaking

To hold the accreditation a candidate must be an Individual Member of the SNU or an SNUi member or a member of an SNU-affiliated body (Church or Kindred Body) or a Pioneer Centre and have accepted the Seven Principles and Spiritualism as their religion.

 

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.

Requirements for PAS (d) - Demonstration of Evidential Mediumship

To hold the accreditation a candidate must be an Individual Member of the SNU or a member of an SNU-affiliated body (Church or Kindred Body) or a Pioneer Centre and have accepted the Seven Principles and Spiritualism as their religion.

 

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.

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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

This accreditation can also be studied through the SNUi

Application & Assessment Fees:


PAS must be completed within 3 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 Board.

 

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 throughout the course on the evidence they produce. When they have met all the criteria, they should return all work to Redwoods Head Office who will check all is in order. 

Before applying for the final assessment, a candidate must have completed the SD1 Education Course and the PAS logbooks. The Final Assessment is arranged by the Education & Exponents Committee. For both Speaking and Demonstrating a candidate must complete a private interview and an oral test of 10 questions based on the content of course SD1 and knowledge of the Spiritualists’ National Union, give an address of no less than 10 minutes or a demonstration of evidential communication consisting of two separate communications within 15 minutes to two separate recipients, and give a prayer suitable for a Spiritualist service. The Demonstrating Accreditation cannot be granted unless the Speaking Accreditation has been achieved.