What Happens Next

Here you'll find details on the process once you've submitted your application form

Once We've Received Your Application...

Once you have submitted your application we will email you within 7-10 days to confirm that we have received it and arrange a 30 minute phone call or face to face meeting with you (depending on your location) to go through your application with you.

This phone call is an opportunity for us to find out more about you and for you to ask us any further questions about the course. It's important that studying with us is the right decision for you.

At the end of this call we will advise you if you have a place on the course.

Confirmation of Place

Following your informal interview we will email you confirmation of your place on the course.

We request that you confirm within 7 days that you intend to take up your place on the course.

Securing Your Place on the Course

We ask that you pay a £250 non refundable* deposit to secure your place. This ensures that we can guarantee sufficient numbers to run the course.


You can pay your deposit by direct bank transfer:

Supporting Minds

Barclays Bank




Over the phone by card: 01522 274151


*In the instance that we are unable to run the course as promised, we will refund your deposit.

Welcome Pack

Just before you start we will post out your Welcome Pack.

You will find some very exciting things in this pack to get you back into the swing of studying as well as all the practical information you need to get started and make a success of your studies.


Enclosed in this pack:

  • Useful contacts
  • Person Centred Approaches to Counselling Workbook. This will become an essential resource as you start the course and throughout the first unit in particular.
  • Organic sensory dough activity. Make sure to take a picture of your creation for your own journal and why not post to social media too tagging us @supportingminds.
  • Lesson times, timetable and requirements for placements.
  • Assignment Booklet, to be brought to all lessons.

Your Tutor Will be in Touch

Your tutor will be in touch with you via phone or email to introduce themselves and answer any last questions you have before you start the course.