Become a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training

Fellows of the Society for Education and Training (SET) are highly experienced practitioners who provide a unique insight into the teaching and training profession in further education (FE) and skills.

SET Fellows have an influential voice and play an important role in the work of SET. We look to Fellows to help promote professionalism, demonstrate best practice and raise awareness of the Society for Education and Training.

We encourage experienced members from all areas of the sector to seek Fellowship status through one of the routes to Fellowship outlined below.

Benefits of Fellowship

As a Fellow of SET you will be recognised both for your professional standing and the contribution you have made, and continue to make, to the profession and the broader FE and skills sector.

As a Fellow you can:

  • use the designatory letters FSET
  • apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, according to your qualifications and teaching role
  • participate in consultations and surveys exclusively for Fellows of SET
  • demonstrate to employers, learners and colleagues that you are recognised as an experienced practitioner in your field.

How to become a SET Fellow

Depending on your qualifications and experience you can become a Fellow by: 

Holding a Level 5 teaching qualification and higher degree (qualification route)

Any individual who holds a Level 5 teaching qualification, plus a masters or doctorate in education or the subject you teach, is eligible for Fellowship.

Update your details to upgrade your membership.

Holding Advanced Teacher Status (ATS)

Once you have successfully completed your ATS, you will be eligible for SET Fellowship. 

Honours route

SET members who hold an honorary degree or have received honours in the Queen’s birthday or New Year lists, in addition to their teaching qualification, are able to apply for Fellowship of SET.

Contact us to upgrade your membership.

Technical Teaching Fellowship

Any individual who holds an ETF Technical Teaching Fellowship is eligible for SET Fellowship.

Upgrade your membership

As you progress in your career, you can upgrade your membership to ensure your grade always reflects your current position. If you have recently completed your master’s or doctorate in the areas of education or training research and development, you can apply to upgrade.

Update your details to upgrade your membership.

Rejoin as a Fellow

If you used to be a Fellow of SET and have not renewed your membership, you can rejoin at any time over the phone with one of our membership team on 0800 093 9111.

Rejoin SET.


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