Corporate partnership

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.

Professionalising your workforce with Corporate Partnership Status.

View the current SET Corporate partners by visiting the SET website.

How Corporate Partnership status benefits your organisation

SET membership will help you:

Professionalise your teaching workforce

Empower your staff and demonstrate your commitment to them

Ensure that “Empowered teachers = Improved outcomes for learners”

  • Better quality teaching is key to Ofsted.

Provide a cost-effective way of offering CPD to extend your staff’s development

  • Each individual SET member of a Corporate Partner receives 15 per cent discount on Education and Training Foundation (ETF) CPD courses.
  • A 10 per cent discount is also available for in-house ETF courses hosted at your organisation for any staff with SET membership through the Corporate Partner agreement.
  • Receive management information on your staff’s professional membership.
  • Dedicated support team – take away the burden of searching for relevant CPD.

Gain recognition for your college and your staff

  • Better quality teaching will improve your reputation and increase demand for places.
  • Create a sought-after place to teach and study.
  • Use of SET Corporate Partner logo.
  • Access to a co-branded toolkit to produce CPD information for your teachers.

How Corporate Partnership status benefits your teachers

SET membership provides your teaching staff with a range of benefits, focusing on the three pillars of career, profession and community.

Your career

Your profession

Your community

Find out more about the benefits of Corporate Partnership and how to get involved on the SET website. If you have any queries, please contact us on

What they say:

Nigel Duncan, Principal and Chief Executive of Fareham College (rated Outstanding by Ofsted) in Hampshire, said:

“As part of our Corporate Partner status, we have accessed a number of the ETF’s CPD and networking events, and taken part in funding opportunities such as the Outstanding Teaching and Learning Assessment (OTLA) grant collaborative project. The partnership helps us stay up to date with key issues across the sector. With a key strategic priority to invest in our staff, we find accessing CPD activities across all areas of the curriculum particularly valuable. These have included; managing student behaviour, supporting learners with maths and English, developing an awareness of student mental health issues and supporting students with additional needs. Flexible methods of study that can meet the diverse needs of the Fareham workforce is key to engagement and thus the online courses offered by the ETF are a really effective and accessible mode of delivery.”

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.”