ISCVE Student Membership

Student Membership is a great way to prepare for your career in the sound, communications and visual industries.

Applicants for Student Membership will need to satisfy the ISCVE Membership Committee and Council they are receiving appropriate full-time training and/or preparation for employment, including apprenticeship schemes, formal company training and mentoring within the sound, communications and visual, or associated industries, with the future aims of gaining Technician, Senior Technician or Member status.

Student Memberships may be retained for a maximum of six years, until such time as a more senior level is achieved or cessation of attendance as a student on a recognised course/scheme.

The current annual fee for Student Membership is £20 for under 18s and £35 for over 18s.


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What the ISCVE does for Student Members



As a Student Member of the ISCVE, you will have access to the Institute’s technical advice and resources to assist you in your career development.



The Institute is connected to most of the leading companies within the sound, communications and visual industries, regularly posting new vacancies, as they become available, to ISCVE members.



The ISCVE offers members opportunities to network with sound, communications and visual professionals and companies at exhibitions, training events and seminars.

More Information

With the ISCVE you can begin your career in the sound, communications and visual industries on the right track. Take a look at some of the benefits of membership.

You can take pride in becoming a member of a professional body dedicated to upholding best working practices in the sound, communications and visual industries.

  • Access to the Institute’s free technical advice and technical resources

  • You will be able to exchange ideas and concepts

  • You will have the opportunity to learn from the most experienced practitioners in the world

  • You will receive invitations to technical seminars and other learning opportunities that will add towards your CPD accreditations.

  • You will have access to additional pay-as-you-go resources and events at discounted rates including seminars, workshops, ISCVEx and other institutes and associations

  • Right to apply for an ISCVE Sound Engineer or ISCVE AV Engineer ECS card upon successful completion of an H&S and Electrical Safety test

  • Automatic sign-up to the Institute’s monthly enewsletter

  • Access to Member’s area of ISCVE website

Each grade of membership of the ISCVE is subject to certain criteria. This  ensures our membership and our institute maintains a position of technical and commercial excellence within our industries.

  • Applicants are receiving full-time training and/or preparation for employment (including apprenticeship schemes, formal company training and mentoring).

  • This should be within the sound, communications or allied industries.

  • Students may retain Student Memberships for a maximum of six years.

  • Employment, vocational training and industrial placement in the sound and communications industries, before or during a student’s study course, will be considered towards qualifying period for transfer to a higher grade of membership.

  • Full details of employment duties and/or training course content, duration and company’s formal training record shall be supplied, with confirmation by the employer or course tutor.

  • Student members are not entitled to use designatory letters.

Some of the regular questions we get about Student Membership are answered here. If you can’t find the answer to your questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

ISCVE welcomes all students in further education and beyond.

You will find us to be a friendly and welcoming Institute with influence within the sound, communications and visual industries.

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