Training payment terms & conditions

If you are enrolled on a training course that lasts for more than one year the fee will be subject to an annual increase of 2% or CPI, whichever is the greater.

Application Fees & deposits

Application fees and deposits for training are payable at the time of application and are non-refundable. If the course an applicant has applied for is already full, the application fee or deposit will be refunded. For the Infant Observation Course only, if a student is not accepted on to the course following interview, the deposit will be refunded, less an interview fee of £60.

Payment of course fees

Acceptance of an offered place is a contractual agreement. Course fees must either be paid, or a payment arrangement agreed, prior to the start of the course applied for. Trainees cannot be credited with having completed their training until fees are paid in full.

Payment by instalments

It is possible to pay by 5 monthly payments for the introductory course; and 10 monthly payments for all other training courses. Requests to pay in instalments must be made via email to SIP’s Finance Manager, [email protected], with the monthly payments set up as a Standing Order (with the appropriate reference as outlined below).

Method of payment

We accept payment by direct bank transfer or Standing Order only.

Bank details:

  • CAF Bank Ltd.
  • Account name: Severnside Initiative for Psychotherapy
  • Account Number: 00001001
  • Sort Code: 40-52-40
  • Payment reference: Course abbreviation & your surname e.g. IC Smith

Course abbreviations:

  • Introductory Course: IC
  • Pre-clinical Training: PC
  • Psychoanalytical training: PA
  • Psychodynamic training: PD

Refunds of training fees

If an applicant withdraws from a course after having paid, fees will not normally be refunded however, if the applicant withdraws prior to the start of the course, the course applied for is full, and there is another applicant to replace them, the course fees may be refunded.


If, subject to agreement with the relevant Course Lead, a trainee defers their place on a course to the following academic year, unused fees paid will not be refunded but held for the following year. Where further deferrals are requested, an administrative fee may be payable.

DBS Check Fees

Trainees on the Infant Observation course are required to pay for a DBS check. Trainees who defer may be required to pay for another DBS check if required. Fees for DBS checks are non-refundable.