Society for Education and Training | The ET Foundation

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

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 online research library of essential CPD content, or via our partner website the Excellence Gateway for guidance, effective practice, teaching materials and research
  • you benefit from heavily-subsidised CPD courses run by the ETF with additional discounts for SET members
  • get access to the first-class e-learning platform Foundation Online Learning with the latest in CPD courses and tools
  • 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
  • Practitioner Research Programme – bursary-subsidised places available for MA Short courses and MPhil in education research programme, run by University of Sunderland.

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