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Membership offer: Up to 14 months for the price of 12

If you join SET from 1 January 2017, you can benefit from up to 14 months of membership for the price of 12. To make the most of your SET membership, pay by Direct Debit so you can spread the payments out throughout the year. 

Rates and payment options

Subscription rates and payment options for the Society for Education and Training (SET) are listed below. SET’s membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

SET also offers members joining after 1 October each year a discounted rate until 31 December. Please note that the discounted rates shown cannot be used in conjunction with the concessionary rates also offered by SET (see separate section below).

Subscription rates 2016/17

Member grade Membership subscription rate
Affiliate £63.00*
Associate £63.00*
Member £63.00*
Fellow £79.50*
Companion £63.00*


Paying by direct debit

In order to make membership fees more manageable for you, and in response to member feedback, we have introduced monthly direct debits to spread out the cost of membership.

If you have set up a Direct Debit with SET, your subscription fees for 2017-2018 onwards will be collected automatically.  There is no need to set up a new one each year - we will continue taking subscription payments unless you tell us that you wish to resign from membership.  Direct Debit payments will be collected starting on or around 1 April 2017 and instalments will continue on or around the first of each month to 1 March 2018. Unless you tell us otherwise, you are committing again to the same declarations as the year before.

We will remind you that your subscription is due for renewal and keep you informed if your subscription payment changes. Please do contact us if there is a change to your bank details.

If your circumstances have changed and you are eligible to pay a concession rate then please let us know as soon as possible.

See further details on payment plans by direct debit.

Concessionary rates

Concessionary rates are available to members who have retired from the profession, are on a low income, are unemployed at the time of renewing their membership or are undertaking a full-time or part-time pre-service teaching qualification.

Concessionary band

Concessionary membership subscription fees

Full-time or part-time initial teacher training


Retired from the teaching or training profession

Unemployed or on maternity leave at the point of joining or renewing membership

If earnings are below the income tax threshold, £11,000 pa for 2016/17


Earnings above the income tax threshold, but less than £16,190


Fellows earning below the income tax threshold, £11,000 pa for 2016/17 (or Retired/Unemployed)


Fellows earning above the income tax threshold, but less than £16,190


To find out whether you are eligible for these rates please email membership.enquiries@etfoundation.co.uk

Payment options and administration fees

We work hard to keep the membership fee as low as possible. However, with some core costs continuing to increase, such as postage and payment processing, we need to charge a small administrative fee, on some transactions.

SET does not benefit from this but it does enable us to continue to provide the widest range of relevant benefits to members.

Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

Payment method

Administration fee

Direct debit


Debit card


Credit card




Employer billing


Where an employer is able to support the cost of membership, SET anticipates that this will be through the full or part-reimbursement of professional expenses or a professional subscription loan scheme.

*All prices are inclusive of VAT