About SET

At the Society for Education and Training (SET), we are dedicated to improving the careers of our members and raising the standard and reputation of teaching and training in the Further Education and Training sector.

We are part of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), and are the only membership body dedicated to professionals within further education, vocational teaching and training.

Our mission is to champion the quality and professionalism of teaching and training across the Further Education and Training sector, and encourage those within the sector to become members of SET to help them be the best they can be.

We provide access to online training tools, the latest sector research, expert advice as well as a self-assessment tool for members to track their own development.

We are the only professional body to run Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) programmes.

We have over 22,000 members, and counting.

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Welcome to SET

We want to work with you, to listen to your ideas and to build a professional membership body that is shaped by and responsive to its members.

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Governance Dedicated to our members

Learn how we govern SET, how member feedback helps steer our strategy, and how we shape our approach to membership.

SET governance
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Excellence in Education Who’s who in SET

Meet the SET team - a dedicated group of professionals who manage the membership offering. They work closely with the wider ETF team on further education workforce development.

Our team
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SET strategy Raising the standards

We are dedicated to our members and raising the standards and recognition of the Further Education and Training sector. Learn more about our strategy, vision, mission and principles.

Our vision

Further information about SET:

“Being a member of SET is vitally important; it has helped me to develop better professional standards in Further Education and has abled me to share and communicate with other fellow members to further grow within the network.” - Nuno A. R. Vinhas, MSET QTLS, Portuguese School of IT

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