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The APC uses  a secure web based system called Webcollect to administrate our membership sign-up and renewal process.  


This has many benefits for our members, not least of all the option to pay by card, as well as a quicker, smoother sign-up and of course the ability for you to access your own data at any time to update your own change of address or phone number etc. The system will even send you an automatic email when it’s time to renew your subscription!



Joining The APC, how it works……..
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Submit an online application form


Click on “JOIN NOW”, this will show you step by step instructions on how to submit an application form, and give you access to our application portal.

Wait for approval


Every single application is reviewed by the committee. Depending on the timing of your submission in relation to our committee meeting, it could take up to 5 weeks to hear back. You will be notified by email using the address you used when you signed up.

Log in to pay your subscription.


Following approval, you need to pay your subscription in order to have a valid membership. You’ll get an email notification to pay online in many ways  including, Debit/credit card, PayPal, Bank transfer and Direct Debit. Completing this step is VITAL, as you’re not a member without it.

You’re a member!


Once your payment has been logged  you will receive a confirmation email with details of your membership. You will then shortly receive a welcome letter and membership certificate by post. Our magazine is published electronically in a secure members area of this website, access credentials will be sent to you shortly after your confirmation email.


If  you have paid by card /paypal you will receive your confirmation immediately. If you have chosen another payment method there will be a short delay while your payment is processed before your confirmation is issued.

Information to have handy!

Address, Phone & Email details

Work history for the last 2-3 jobs (Establishments, dates & responsibilities).

Names of qualifications, Dates & Institutions

Details of any competition success.

Junior applicants will be asked to provide the name of a tutor or other college contact.