Membership of the Association is open to academics, educators, trainers and researchers in the field of youth and community work and, while much of the focus of the Association is on support for lecturers teaching on professionally qualifying programmes of learning, we recognise the success of the Association requires engagement with educators, trainers and researchers across the sector. We therefore welcome applications for membership from academics, educators, trainers and researchers across institutional, individual and agency settings, that seek to extend current thinking and practice in youth and community work and allied subjects.

Annual membership runs from 1st September to 31st August (the academic year). Applications and renewals are due by 31st March each year. New applications after 1st May include the current and subsequent academic year (with renewals due by the next 31st March).

Our membership categories are detailed below and tailored to recognise the different levels of participation in youth and community work education, training and research; they afford different membership rights and benefits accordingly. All membership categories include a regular bi-monthly members bulletin, access to membership bursaries, discounts and WIRE groups. If you wish to join the Association and are unsure which membership category applies to you then please submit query to info@tagpalycw.org or use our enquiry form and we will confirm your eligibility for membership. You can apply (or renew) and pay for membership online using the buttons to the right of this screen; or select the download button to apply and pay offline.

Category 1: Collective Membership for Professional Educators
Annual Subscription Fee of £300.00 (via Institutional subscription)

A UK teaching institution/agency can subscribe to the Association and nominate an unlimited number of staff to become members of the Association. Membership via this route is only available to staff on full or part-time contracts of employment who teach, or tutor, substantially (normally a minimum of 50% of teaching/tutoring allocation) on a professionally recognised award in youth and/or community work.

Membership Rights: Members in this category have full voting rights; Can be elected or co-opted to the secretariat and be elected as a director or trustee of the Association.
Membership Benefits: Members in this category receive conference fee discounts; are eligible for the bursary programme and for institutional grants; receive the members bi-monthly bulletin and bulletins from sector associates; have access to member only activities; external representative roles (such as EE and validation panels) and member support packages.

Category 2: Collective Membership for Specialist Educators
Annual Subscription Fee of £300.00 (via Institutional subscription)

For other UK teaching institutions/agencies that wish to subscribe to the Association and nominate an unlimited number of staff to become members of the Association. Membership via this route is available to staff who teach on any youth and community related programme of learning in the UK.

Membership Rights: Members in this category have full voting rights, can be elected or co-opted to the Secretariat but cannot be elected as a director.
Membership Benefits: Members in this category receive conference fee discounts; are eligible for the full grants programme; receive the members bi-monthly bulletin and bulletins from sector associates; and have access to member support packages.

Category 3: Individual Membership for Specialist Educators
Annual Subscription Fee of £75.00 (via individual subscription)

This category is for individuals who may teach full or part-time at institutions or through approved agencies on youth and community related programmes of learning in the UK (these may or may not be professionally validated awards).

Membership Rights: Members in this category have full voting rights, can be elected or co-opted to the Secretariat but cannot be elected as a director.
Membership Benefits: Members in this category receive conference fee discounts; are eligible for the full grants programme; receive the members bi-monthly bulletin and bulletins from sector associates; and have access to member support packages.

Category 4: Individual Membership for Affiliates or Agencies
Annual Subscription Fee of £50.00 (via individual subscription)

This category is for individuals, and agency representatives, with an interest in education and research within the field of youth and community work in the UK and internationally; this category also applies to individuals that teach full or part-time at non-UK institutions/agencies on youth and community related programmes

Membership Rights: Members in this category can be co-opted to an ex-officio role on the Secretariat but have no voting rights and cannot be appointed as a director.
Membership Benefits: Members in this category receive conference fee discounts; receive the members bi-monthly bulletin and bulletins from sector associates; and have access to member support packages where this is relevant to their membership.

Category 5: Individual Membership for Researchers and Alumni
Annual Subscription Fee of £20.00 (via individual subscription)

This category is for postgraduate students engaged in research with an interest in youth and community work and/or youth and community work education; and for alumni of the Association that may have retired from paid roles in the sector.

Membership Rights: Members in this category can be co-opted to an ex-officio role on the Secretariat but have no voting rights and cannot be elected as a director.
Membership Benefits: Members in this category receive conference fee discounts; receive the members bi-monthly bulletin and bulletins from sector associates; and have access to member support packages where this is relevant to their membership.