SET leaflet coverThe Society for Education and Training (SET) is the only membership body dedicated to professionals working across further education, vocational teaching and training.

As part of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), we campaign to raise the status of your profession, champion the quality of teaching and training, connect you with thousands of like-minded professionals  and provide you with access to the best  tools, research and expert views.

To become a SET member, complete the membership form or call our membership team (freephone) on 0800 093 9111.

Find out more about membership rates and about our free student membership offer

Watch our short animation to find out more about SET and learn about the benefits of becoming a SET member.

Your career

  • your passport to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status – the badge of professionalism which enables you to stand out from the crowd
  • your pathway to Advanced Teacher Status (ATS), the highly sought badge of advanced professionalism and mastery in further education and training
  • exclusive access to our eBook collection to support you in and outside of the classroom, or via our partner website the Excellence Gateway for guidance, effective practice, teaching materials and research
  • watch up-to-the-minute podcasts, blogs and articles from the best teaching and training experts there are
  • read insight and expert advice from an archive of commissioned articles by Geoff Petty, one of Britain’s leading experts on teaching methods
  • dedicated support and content for teachers and trainers in their early careers – from those aiming to become a teacher or trainer to those who have just recently qualified
  • Access to Law Express, a free legal advisory helpline for SET members.

Your profession

  • be part of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), promoting and championing the quality of the sector’s teachers, trainers and leaders
  • each quarter you will receive our highly regarded printed journal InTuition, the most widely-read journal for those working in post-16 education – packed with the best expert opinion, features and case studies in the sector
  • track yourself against the ETF’s Professional Standards, the benchmark for effective practice in FE teaching and training
  • use the SET designation and digital pin in your signature, CV and business card
  • measure and demonstrate your professional development – use our online self-assessment and planner tool

Your community

  • be part of the largest professional network of teachers and trainers in the FE sector
  • you are invited to a calendar of events, to meet and exchange with like-minded professionals in your sector – including the annual SET members’ conference
  • online communities and support through monthly member-only webinars, live webchats and community groups

Professionalising your workforce with Corporate Partnership Status.

As a Corporate Partner of the Society for Education and Training (SET), the membership arm of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), your teaching staff will receive SET membership.

View the current SET Corporate partners and find out more about the benefits of Corporate Partnership and how to get involved on the SET website.

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Yiannis Koursis, CEO of Barnsley College said:

“At Barnsley College, we aim to transform the lives of our learners, staff and communities. Purposeful professional development is a key component of such transformation and our commitment and investment in this area continue to grow. Since we became a Corporate Partner of the Society for Education and Training, over 150 of our teaching staff have become members and have benefited from some excellent sessions and from being part of a larger professional community with access to additional resources to support their professional development. Being part of this has also benefited some staff on their journey towards QTLS and the Advanced Teacher Status. A great investment that has indeed yielded results.”

John Humphreys, Head of Human Resources of West London College, said:

“We wanted to support Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and maximise both the skills of our existing staff and attract new teachers and trainers. Our key priorities for teaching and learning are to have outstanding teachers and for every learner to be able to achieve their best. The biggest challenge we are currently facing is to recruit, retain and develop teachers in English and STEM subjects – and this is the kind of tailored support being delivered by the ETF.”

Contact us

Society for Education and Training, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SP, UK