The Education and Exponents Committee have announced a number of opportunities in healing, demonstrating and speaking training.


One year mentorship scheme (Tutor: Minister Martin Colclough)

This course is designed for students who have a minimum of two years' experience of working on church platforms or public venues. You must be able to give a minimum of two links in 15 minutes and deliver a 15 minute address of Spiritualist philosophy based on the 7 Principles. It is designed for intermediate to advanced students who ultimately wish to achieve the Certificate of Recognition in speaking and demonstrating (CSNU s,d).

You will be expected to bring with you a portfolio of evidence to determine your experience, and to pass an initial assessment at the beginning of the course. Students who already hold the SNU Platform Accreditation Scheme (PAS) are also invited to attend. Students who are not already Individual Members of the SNU will be required to become one for enrolment onto the scheme.

Certificate of attendance and completion for all students who complete the course will be issued. The course provides an opportunity to study for a Certificate of Recognition (CSNU) over the year in speaking and demonstrating. All awards will be ratified by the SNU Education and Exponents Committee. Students must hold the pass letters in SD1 and SD4 and successfully pass a Final Assessment Board to achieve the CSNU.

Students will be required to enter into a contract of study. Over the year there will be three five-day courses delivered at Welwyn Garden Spiritualist Church (Hertfordshire), and three video forum sessions to assist students in their progress towards completing the course.

Dates for the weeks are:

  • 8th - 12th June 2020
  • 9th - 13th November 2020
  • 10th - 14th May 2021

Places are limited. Full cost is £950, with a £143 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. Includes refreshments, but not meals, or accommodation (please note, this is student's responsibility to find.) To book contact our Head Office.


Two year intensive mentorship scheme (Tutors: Minister Judith Seaman and Minister Martin Colclough)

This scheme is aimed at taking your mediumship to the next level and beyond. A certificate of attendance and completion will be issued for all students who complete the course. It will provide the opportunity to study for a Certificate of Recognition (CSNU) in speaking and demonstrating over the two years. All awards will be ratified by the SNU Education and Exponents Committee.

Students will be expected to enter into a contract to study. During each year, three five day courses will be delivered at the Barbanell Centre (Stafford). All students who are successful in gaining the CSNU in speaking and demonstrating will be offered a chance of a third year to gain a Diploma (DSNU) in speaking and/or demonstrating.

Places are limited. A 15% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place (a payment plan is available) and full cost is £1900. Lunch and daily refreshments included. Cost doesn't include accommodation, but this is available at the Barbanell Centre.

To book contact the Barbanell Centre.


Two year healing mentorship scheme (course tutor: Andrej Djordjevitch DSNU)

This unique healing mentorship scheme will allow students to become Accredited Healing Mediums, trained directly by the Education and Exponents Committee. Students who are not already individual members of the SNU will be required to become one in the the first twelve months of the scheme.

The first year provides the opportunity to work towards becoming an Accredited Healing Medium with full and ongoing training being provided online if necessary. The second year is aimed at using that knowledge and experience in order to provide students an opportunity to study towards a Certificate of Recognition in Healing, CSNU(h),  ratified by the Education and Exponents Committee.

All students will be required to enter into a contract to study. During each year, two five day courses will be delivered at the Barbanell Centre (Stafford). Candidates who are successful in gaining the CSNU (h) will be offered a chance of a third year to gain a Diploma (DSNU) in Healing.

Places are limited. A £150 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place, full tuition cost is £1250 (a payment plan is available). Lunch and refreshments included, but accommodation is not included. This is available at the Barbanell Centre. To book, please contact the Barbanell Centre.


Preparation for DSNU(d) (Tutors: Minister Judith Seaman and Minister Martin Colclough)

Are you looking to gain a Diploma of the Spiritualists' National Union in Demonstrating? This course has five modules against which you will be assessed:

  • Investigating the differences between mediumship and psychism.
  • Exploring the differences between the two types of mediumship - mental and physical.
  • Demonstrating mediumship.
  • Researching mediumship and the law within your own country.
  • Interpreting the responsibilities of mediumship.

You will be giving presentations on your research to your fellow students, developing core skills such as working together, and receiving training in the delivery of your mediumship - all relevant to the award.

Candidates who complete the course successfully will be invited to apply for a Final Assessment Board at the Arthur Findlay College or other large venue suitable to the requirements of the award.

Candidates who wish to take this award must hold the CSNU(d) and have passed courses SD2, SD3 and D5 prior to applying for this course.

Full tuition cost is £124 (15% non-refundable deposit required). Lunch and refreshments included. Accommodation not included, but is available at the Barbanell centre.

For more details and to book, contact the Barbanell Centre.