Affiliate Membership is for practitioners who have prior knowledge and experience but are not yet eligible to join as a Full Member of STEP.
Affiliate Members can use the term ‘STEP Affiliate’ on their CV, business cards, stationery and email signature. There are no post nominal or letters for this membership category.
To become an Affiliate Member you must:
- Demonstrate 60 Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) credits. APL credits are awarded to applicants who:
- Have completed a prior qualification that has been formally assessed and certified by an educational institution e.g. University/University College, recognised education/training provider or professional body. This will provide 30 Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) credits.
- Have prior learning gained through at least one year of relevant work experience. This will provide 30 Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) credits.
How to apply
Complete the Affiliate Membership Application Form where you will outline your prior certificated learning (APCL) and/or your prior experiential learning (APEL).
Enrol onto the Essay Route and you will become an Affiliate Member.
If you have completed 60 credits via STEP Courses you will need to complete the Affiliate Application form to be upgraded to Affiliate Membership from Student Status.