About us

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

It is the largest membership body in the education sector and growing rapidly. All its members strive for excellence in all they do. It helps the careers of professionals, inspires them to be even better, and, connects them with thousands of like-minded professionals and experts.

SET also administers both Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

Our mission

The Society for Education and Training (SET) is the professional membership organisation for practitioners working in the post 16 education and training system.


Find out about SET’s consultations with its members and the post-16 education and training sector.

SET strategy

We developed the SET strategy by listening to our members from across the sector.


Members will be at the heart of everything we do, their views and opinions will play a central role in determining the future direction of the Society.

SET introductory video

Watch our short animation to find out what SET has to offer our members.

IfL's legacy

The Institute for Learning was the professional body for teachers and trainers in the education and training sector from 2002 – 2014.

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