Subscription options

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.

Renew your membership by Direct Debit to get a 10 per cent discount.

Direct Debit 

Students

Affiliates, Associate and Members

  • Standard Membership: £5.25 per month (£63* total)
  • Retired/Unemployed/Maternity Leave or Earnings below £11,850:  £2.25 per month (£27* total)
  • Earnings between £11,850 - £16,500: £3 per month (£36* total)

Fellows

  • Standard Membership: £6.63 per month (£79.50* total)
  • Retired/Unemployed/Maternity Leave or Earnings below £11,850:  £5.00 per month (£60* total)
  • Earnings between £11,850 - £16,500: £5.75 per month (£69* total)

Subscription rates 2018/19 – Single Payment

Affiliates, Associate and Members

  • Standard Membership: £69.90*

Fellows

  • £88.50*

*All prices are inclusive of VAT. 

The prices above are direct debit payment plans. Please note that single annual payments incur a higher cost. To sign up as a fellow or a concessionary member please email membership.enquiries@etfoundation.co.uk or call 0800 093 9111. 

If you have joined before 17 September 2018 on a monthly direct debit scheme, you will be moved to this payment plan upon your next renewal in April 2019. We will notify you of this change personally nearer the time.

Subscription rates 2018/19*

Membership grade Membership subscription rate 2018/19
Affiliate £69.90*
Associate £69.90*
Member £69.90*
Fellow £88.50*
Companion  £69.90*

*All prices are inclusive of VAT. 

Tax relief on your membership fee 

SET is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as a professional body, with membership subscriptions deemed directly relevant to employment. This means that SET members are eligible for tax relief. SET appears on the list of approved professional organisations and learned societies as 'Education and Training Society'.

Find information about how to claim tax relief by visiting the Gov.uk website. You can also backdate your claim to the 2016-17 financial year. If you have more information about your claim, please contact HMRC directly

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 2018/19

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, £11,850 pa for 2018/19

£30.00*
Earnings above the income tax threshold, but less than £16,500 £40.00*
Fellows earning below the income tax threshold, £11,850 pa for 2018/19 (or Retired/Unemployed) £66.70* 
Fellows earning above the income tax threshold, but less than £16,500 £76.70* 

*All prices are inclusive of VAT

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

£0.00

Debit card

£0.00

Credit card

£0.00

Cheque

£4.95

Employer billing

£0.00

 

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.

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