About SET

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Supporting you

At the Society for Education and Training (SET), part of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), our mission is to champion the teaching quality and professionalism of our 22,000+ members.

As the only professional body for teachers, trainers and leaders within the Further Education (FE) and Training sector, we are dedicated to supporting your career development and raising standards.

Through membership, we provide you with access to expert advice, the latest sector research, exclusive resources and events, and a supportive community of like-minded professionals.

Our widely-recognised Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) self-development programmes are available exclusively to SET members.

“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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Welcome and vision

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. Learn more about our vision and mission.

Our vision
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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.

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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

Further information about SET:

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