There are four levels of membership: Student, Affiliate, Associate and Full Member (TEP).

You can join STEP as an Affiliate as long as you have 60 Entry Level credits. You can collect credits from a combination of STEP courses, prior qualifications or relevant work experience. You do not need to complete a STEP qualification to become an Affiliate Member.

Candidates who are not intending on enrolling on a STEP qualification can apply for affiliate membership based on Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).  Candidates need to gain 60 credits at Entry Level (30 APCL and 30 APEL) to qualify.

APCL - learning which has been formally assessed and certified by an educational institution, e.g. University/University College, recognised education/training provider or professional body.

APEL - the formal recognition of prior learning gained through other experience, in particular learning gained within and through work.

Complete the Affiliate Membership Application Form (PDF 242KB) to join STEP as an affiliate.

Download our Affiliate Member information here.