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Join the Society for Education and Training (SET), the professional membership body for the Further Education and Training sector.

SET is part of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

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Early bird tickets available SET Annual Conference 2022

The award-winning annual SET conference returns to Birmingham on 3 November and we can’t wait to welcome you back to an in person event! Until 31 May we are offering you the chance to purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

The must attend SET conference is an opportunity to hear from sector experts and participate in breakout-sessions and live Q&As. There will be time to network with colleagues across the sector and learn practical tips that can help you in your every day practice.

If you are a teacher, trainer or leader in the Further Education and Training Sector we look forward to seeing you there.

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We help you progress your career, inspire you to be an even better education and training professional and connect you with thousands of like-minded professionals and experts.

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 across further education, vocational teaching and training, and provide you with access to the best tools, research and expert views.

About SET

Membership Take the next step in your journey

22K Members
87% Would recommend membership
76% Customer satisfaction

SET has established a professional pride for people working in the Further Education and Training sector. It has also provided structure around personal development. Having being a part of the FE sector for 25+ years it re-ignited my passion for learning.

Mandy Gutsell, Fircroft College of Adult Education

We have a range of membership levels - each reflecting the diversity of roles within the Further Education and Training sector. All of our members can access our excellent range of benefits.

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Fellow (FSET)

Hold a high level qualification or Advanced Teacher Status (ATS)? Be an influential voice and play an important role in the work of SET.

Member (MSET)

Hold an approved teaching qualification of Level 5 or above? Get the recognition you deserve.

Associate (ASET)

Experienced practitioner or assessor? Improve your CPD with a range of resources.


New to the profession or working towards a teaching qualification? Gain confidence from being part of the community.


Undertaking an initial teacher training qualification? Access exclusive content, events and advice to help you succeed.

We can help your organisation increase its reputation and improve the quality of teaching. Become a Corporate Partner today.

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Why become a Corporate Partner

Gain recognition for your organisation and improve staff retention. Upskill your teaching staff and improve the professional standard of teaching at your organisation.

Improve the standard of teaching at your organisation

As a Corporate Partner we’ll help support your teaching staff working towards QTLS or ATS. They'll have access to a library of CPD content and e-learning platforms to develop their skills and knowledge.

Improve the level of professionalism within your organisation

As a Corporate Partner, all SET members in your organisation will have access to online toolkits and self-assessment tools for professional best practice. We’ll also help support you in embedding the ETF Professional Standards.

Striving for excellence Your professional development

Be the best you can be - develop your skills and knowledge and further your career with our professional development programmes.

QTLS - PROFESSIONAL FORMATION Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills

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ATS - advanced professionalism Advanced Teacher Status

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Our Professional Status Register is the place to find teachers or trainers who are committed to maintaining their skills and knowledge within the Further Education and Training sector.

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SET and the ETF Part of the Education and Training Foundation

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) supports teachers and leaders across the Further Education and Training sector to help them achieve their professional development goals for the benefit of learners and employers across England.