Inaugural SET conference 2018: Pride in Professionalism

The Society for Education and Training (SET) has opened bookings for its first national conference in Birmingham on 7 November. Shaped by members and practitioner-led, the conference aims to provide practical guidance for today’s busy teachers, trainers and educators.

Sector leaders have already been confirmed as speakers and discussions will be based on the theme of the day: ‘Pride in professionalism’. The SET Conference, sponsored by the Skills and Education Group, will showcase the invaluable work of the sector, and celebrate excellence across further education.

With content streams covering topical and practical information, and dynamic workshops throughout the day, teachers and trainers are being encouraged to hold this date in the diary and secure a place before tickets sell out.

Plenary sessions will focus on current topics, while the four separate breakout streams allow for more detailed sector information and discussion. Breakout sessions cover the following topics:

  • Wellbeing and Resilience
  • SEND, inclusion and learning support
  • Technical and Vocational Education
  • Digital Innovation and Pedagogy
  • Maths and English.

Martin Reid, Head of Membership at SET, said: “We are really excited to be developing SET’s first ever annual conference at the Vox Centre in Birmingham. With the programme being shaped by our members, we are confident delegates will benefit from practical takeaways, updates on key topics affecting the post-14 education landscape and the best possible networking opportunities. And with our theme of Pride in Professionalism we will showcase the fabulous work of the profession and its valuable contribution to society.”

Tickets cost £99 which includes all plenary and breakout sessions and a buffet networking lunch. Tickets for SET members are discounted to £49 if booked by 31 July. To benefit from the early bird discount, find out more about becoming a SET member.

For ticket or booking enquiries, please visit or email Alana Horden on

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