Membership FAQs

Do you have a question about Youth Sport Trust Membership? You can find the answer below or if you have any further queries please contact us.

General Membership Questions

Please can you confirm if I (charity / individual / organisation) can be considered for Youth Sport Trust membership?

Youth Sport Trust membership is a school membership programme. Although you (as a charity/individual/organisation) are unable to join us as a Youth Sport Trust member, many of our membership benefits are available separately, including our professional learning events. Please contact membership for further information.

What is included in Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 of Youth Sport Trust Membership?

This page explains the benefits available for each level of Youth Sport Trust Membership.

Can the membership packages be tailored to suit my needs?

Yes, many of our membership benefits can be purchased separately in addition to your core package and as a member you will be able to access these at a discounted price. For example, you can add professional learning events, Athlete Mentor visits and Personalised Support visits.

Can I upgrade my membership to a different level later?

Yes, you can upgrade your membership to another level by paying the difference in price between the two levels at any point during the year. Please remember though that our membership prices are set for the year, so the earlier you upgrade the more you can maximise your new membership.

I’m an all-through school which level of Youth Sport Trust Membership should I join at?

Any school can join at any level but we would recommend joining at:

  • Level 1 if you wish to connect with the network at an introductory level
  • Level 2 if you wish to access the self-review tool and our online PE CPD
  • Level 3 if you are looking for a development visit and access to our Annual Conference.

Additional benefits can be purchased at any time during the year so you can tailor the membership package to suit the needs of your school.

I am an individual school am I able to join a cluster?

Yes, an individual school can join a cluster. If you know of a local cluster that you would like to join than please speak to the Cluster Coordinator directly. Alternatively, if you are unaware of any local clusters but would be interested in finding out if there is one nearby then please contact our Membership team by emailing membership or calling 01509 226688.

As a non-member, I would like to purchase a professional learning event / Personalised
Support / Athlete Mentor visit; how do I book it?

Please contact YST Solutions who will get in touch to gather further information from you. We will require your preferred date and an alternative date along with a proposed venue so we can source a tutor / Youth Sport Trust professional / Athlete Mentor for you.

Do minimum/maximum delegate numbers apply to whole/half day professional learning events when purchased as a non-member?

We advise minimum delegate numbers in order to ensure value for money and a great networking environment, but if a whole or half day has been purchased, minimum numbers are not enforced. (Our recommendations are 15-25 delegates per professional learning event). However, maximum delegate numbers do apply. (A second deliverer will be required for more than 25 delegates and charges will apply. Please contact membership for further information).

Individual Member Schools

How do I buy additional benefits to add to my membership package?

Log in to the members area of this website to see a selection of additional benefits on offer and purchase them. Additional benefits can be purchased during the renewal period or at any time during the academic year. A separate invoice will be sent to your school for any additional benefit purchased during the academic year.

Do minimum/maximum delegate numbers apply to whole/half day professional learning events when purchased as an additional benefit?

We advise minimum delegate numbers in order to ensure value for money and a great networking environment, but if a whole or half day has been purchased, minimum numbers are not enforced. (Our recommendations are 15-25 delegates per professional learning event). However, maximum delegate numbers do apply. (A second deliverer will be required for more than 25 delegates and charges will apply. Please contact membership for further information).

What level of membership do I have?

To see your membership level, log in to the membership area of this website.

What membership benefits do I have for 2017/18?

Take a look at this document, which shows the different levels of membership and the benefits each level entitles you to.

How do I access my membership benefits?

Log in to the members area of this website, and click on the button for each benefit to find out how to access it.

I’ve attended my Youth Sport Trust National CPD Seminar, can I pay to attend further CPD Seminars or national professional learning events?

Yes, a list of all events can be found on this website. If you purchase a place at a national professional learning event or CPD Seminar, a separate invoice will be sent to your school.

Are there different Youth Sport Trust Memberships for primary and secondary schools?

No, primary and secondary schools can purchase and renew the same levels of membership.

What level of Youth Sport Trust Membership was I renewed at for 2016/17?

To see your membership level, log in to the members area of this website.

My school is an Innovation School / My Personal Best School / Project Ability School / Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering (LCV) School / PE CatalYST School – what membership level should I have?

A minimum of Level 2, as both Level 2 and Level 3 gives you access to further Youth Sport Trust development opportunities (such as the above programmes).

How do I renew my membership for next year?

All current Youth Sport Trust memberships will be automatically renewed on an annual basis. We will communicate the renewal process to the lead contact at your school. You do not need to take any action unless you wish to change the level of your membership package or add any additional benefits such as professional learning or athlete mentor visits. You can also add these as the year progresses.

What will I receive when I renew my Youth Sport Trust Membership and when will I receive it?

Your school will receive a welcome email for the new academic year in September.

If I choose not to renew my membership, can I continue to display the Quality Mark awarded to me during my membership?

The Quality Mark is only valid for the duration of the membership, therefore once the membership expires; the Quality Mark also expires and should no longer be displayed. 

What is the discount code for Youth Sport Direct?

Level 2 and level 3 members are entitled to a 10% discount on all Youth Sport Direct products. Please contact membership to obtain the discount code applicable to your level of membership.

Cluster Member Schools

Who is my Cluster Coordinator?

Log in to the membership area of this website to see your Cluster Coordinator's name and contact information.

What level of membership do I have?

To see your membership level, log in to the membership area of this website.

What membership benefits do I have for 2017/18?

Take a look at this document, which shows the different levels of membership and the benefits each level entitles you to. If you have any queries, please contact your Cluster Coordinator.

How do I access my membership benefits?

To access the following benefits log in to the members’ area of this website. If you don't already have a login, you can register here.

  • Members area of this website
  • Member exclusive online resources
  • Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark
  • Discounts and offers.

To access other benefits which are part of your Cluster package such as Professional Learning Events or support from your regional Youth Sport Trust Development Manager, please contact your Cluster Coordinator.

Can I buy a benefit that is not available to me as part of my Cluster package?

Yes, log in to the members area of this website to see the full list of additional benefits and purchase them. Additional benefits can be purchased at any time during the academic year. A separate invoice will be sent to your school for any additional benefit purchased.

Can I access professional learning events that are not available through my Cluster?

Yes, the full list of national professional learning events is available on this website, click on the event to book a place. As a member, you will be able to access these places at a discounted price.

As a Cluster member school can I change my level of Youth Sport Trust Membership so it’s different to the rest of the Cluster?

As long as you change your membership level within the renewal window, then yes. However, we would strongly recommend that you speak to your Cluster Coordinator to discuss your reason for changing your level, and to ensure that this is executed before the renewal window closes.

How do I renew my membership for next year?

Your Cluster Coordinator will contact you regarding the renewal of your membership.

If I choose not to renew my membership, can I continue to display the Quality Mark awarded to me during my membership?

The Quality Mark is only valid for the duration of the membership, therefore once the membership expires; the Quality Mark also expires and should no longer be displayed. 

Cluster Coordinator

Please refer to the FAQs page in the Cluster Coordinator section of the members’ area.

Contact Us

If you haven't found the answer to your question above, please email us or give us a call on 01509 226688, we will be happy to help.

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