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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 via Direct Debit and get 2016-17 prices! You won’t need to worry about remembering to renew your membership annually and can spread payments over twelve months.

Subscription rates 2017/18

Member grade Membership subscription rate 2017-18
Affiliate £69.90*
Associate £69.90*
Member £69.90* 
Fellow £88.50* 
Companion £69.90*

*All prices are inclusive of VAT

Paying by direct debit

Direct Debit fees

Member grade Direct Debit standard subcription rate 2017-18 Membership subscription rate 2017-18
Affiliate £63.00* £69.90*
Associate £63.00* £69.90*
Member £63.00* £69.90*
Fellow £79.50* £88.50*
Companion £63.00* £69.90*

*All prices are inclusive of VAT

Find out how to pay for SET membership 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. There is also an annual direct debit option for those who want to pay in one transaction. 

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 2017-18
Full-time or part-time initial teacher training  £20.55*

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, £11,500 pa for 2017/18

Earnings above the income tax threshold, but less than £16,190 £40.00*
Fellows earning below the income tax threshold, £11,500 pa for 2017/18 (or Retired/Unemployed) £66.70* 
Fellows earning above the income tax threshold, but less than £16,190 £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


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.