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 STEAM disciplines/environments 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: £24

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).

Please note that all members are bound by our Code of Conduct and our GDPR Data Protection and Privacy Policy:

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

Membership Application Form – docx

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