Student membership

Student membershipStudent Member status is available to anyone studying for a qualification in education such as a degree (BEd) or post-graduate certificate (PGCE). This grade is also open to newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

To become a Student Member, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are studying for an appropriate qualification at NQF level 6 or above.
  • You can provide evidence of your student status.


You must submit the following supporting documents:

  • A CV
  • Documentation which confirms that the applicant is studying towards an appropriate qualification at NQF Level 6 or above. For example, a letter or email from your college or school confirming your enrolment or employment; a copy of your Certificate in Education (CertEd), Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course or similar offer letter.

Student Member case study

Ted is studying for a PGCE to become a teacher. Having joined the Institute to learn more about effective assessment practice, he is receiving guidance, information and support enabling him to carry out more effective assessment in the classroom.

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