MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Membership Structure Diagram

Please select one of the below options to find out about our membership types.

Service Membership

Individual Membership

Affiliates


 Service Membership

Service Membership is the level of AGCAS membership that confers the most benefits. Open to careers and employability services, which support all students across an institution that offer Higher Education (HE) qualifications and agreed to operate to the AGCAS Code of Ethics and Membership Quality Standard.

To be eligible for AGCAS Service Membership:

  • The institution must offer Higher Education level qualifications
  • The careers and employability service must offer support across the whole institution and to all students on higher education qualifications
  • There must be a named head of service for the purpose of liaison with AGCAS, formally approve individual members and to be a member of the Advisory Council
  • The service must commit to operate within/to the AGCAS Code of Ethics and Membership Quality Standard.

Please be aware, AGCAS Membership should not be sought to pursue commercial benefit.

Service membership is based on the latest institutional student numbers:

Student Numbers

From

To

Band

2019/20 cost exc. VAT

0

1,000

A

£800

1,001

2,000

B

£900

2,001

3,000

C

£1,000

3,001

4,000

D

£1,100

4,001

5,000

E

£1,200

5,001

7,500

F

£1,450

7,501

10,000

G

£1,700

10,001

15,000

H

£2,200

15,001

20,000

I

£2,700

20,001

25,000

J

£3,200

25,001

30,000

K

£3,700

30,001

35,000

L

£4,200

35,001

45,000

M

£5,200

45,001

55,000

N

£6,200

55,001+

 

O

£10,000

All Service Members will receive a 30% discount in their first year of joining. International Service Members receive a 30% discount each year thereafter.

Alongside benefits for individual Full and Partner staff members, service membership also allows:

  • The named head of service or representatives to attend the annual AGCAS Heads of Service Conferences
  • The named head of service and any named 'deputies' to receive our AGCAS Heads email updates

Individual Membership

Please note your institution must be a Service Member if you are to qualify for the individual membership types. For Partner Membership your application will need to be supported by the Service’s named Head.   

Individual members of AGCAS should commit to operate within/to the AGCAS Code of Ethics.


Full Membership

Full Membership is the individual membership category open to any staff who are currently employed by a careers service which is a service member of AGCAS, or whose responsibilities are sufficiently aligned as determined by the Head of Service (includes careers professionals working in faculties/schools of study).

 

Partner Membership

Partner Membership is the individual membership category open to non-Careers Service staff who are involved in the provision of careers education, information, advice and guidance, including, but not limited to, academics with an interest in employability, freelance staff and professional staff in outreach or similar roles.

 


Affiliates

The AGCAS affiliate categories are open to individuals who support the aims of AGCAS, but whom are not eligible for individual membership.

Affiliate - £91.49+VAT per annum (overseas applicants will not be required to pay VAT)

Affiliates should be actively involved in the provision of careers education, information, advice or guidance to higher education students in the UK or elsewhere and engaged in another professional activity closely related to higher education careers advisory work.

Student Affiliate - £24.50+VAT per annum

Student affiliates are those studying full or part time for a recognised Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG), Qualification in Career Coaching (QCC) or any other Level 4-6 careers guidance qualification.

Retired Affiliate - One-off fee of £76.58+VAT

Retired affiliates are previous full or partner members who no longer work in higher education or in a role relating to careers or employability and who have no intention of returning to this area of work.

Joining as a retired affiliate is designed to keep you in touch with what is going on in the sector and is supported by the AGCAS Alumni Network. This is an active, committed and supportive community of retired HE careers and employability professionals. Find out more.

 

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