Affiliate Membership of the Institute may be awarded to an applicant who is over the age of 16 and who is working or studying in the field of science technology at NVQ/SVQ Level 1, the Institute’s Preliminary Vocational or an equivalent qualification.

Any Affiliate member may apply for upgrading following approved development.

Affiliate Subscription Fee: £22

Applications can be submitted by email to or by post to the IST Sheffield office using the standard application form which is available for download below (scanned copies of qualification certificates submitted by email are accepted).

Payment of subscriptions can be via:

  • credit/debit card/Paypal online
  • bank transfer (please contact for bank account details)
  • invoice (please supply a purchase order number to

IST Membership Application Form – docx, or IST Membership Application Form – pdf).

Membership Application Notes

Membership Upgrade Form – docx or Membership Upgrade Form – pdf

NB: All applications are subject to review; the IST reserves the right to decline any membership application.