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Connect with thousands of like-minded professionals and experts; sharing ideas, best practice and experience.

Become a member of SET today and start reaping the benefits. Gain full access to our exclusive online library - full of articles, podcasts, and webinars from experts in teaching and training that will help you succeed in enhancing your teaching career.

Are you a professional working across post-14 education, vocational teaching and training? We can help you gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status or progress to Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) - exclusive to SET.

Meet like-minded professionals in a fun and friendly environment - join the largest membership body for teachers and training in the UK today.

Join over 21,000 teaching professionals from just £5.75 a month.


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Why join SET

Member benefits:

Your career

Access a host of CPD resources, including webinars, podcasts and articles from leading experts in your field.

Get advice on teaching and training methods from leading experts.

Track your development against the Professional Standards using our self-assessment tool.

Work towards gaining QTLS and ATS status.

Access free legal advice through Law Express.

Your profession

Receive the quarterly inTuition journal - essential reading for those working in the Further Education and Training sector.

Use the SET designatory letters and digital pin in your signature and CV.

Your community

Join our online communities to meet like-minded professionals.

Share best practice, experience and ideas with others in the sector.

Attend our annual conference at a special discounted SET member rate.

Our membership levels

We have a number of different levels at which you can join us. When you register, we’ll automatically assign you a level depending on the information you give. Each level is designed to reflect the diversity of roles across the sector.

Join as a Fellow or upgrade your membership if you:

  • Hold an ETF Technical Teaching Fellowship
  • Have ATS status
  • Hold a Level 5 teaching qualification and higher degree

Additional benefits:

  • Be an influential voice within SET
  • Use the designatory letters FSET

Become a Fellow from only £7.25 a month

Find out how to become a SET Fellow

Join as a Member if you are an experienced practitioner and hold one of the following:

  • Level 5 diploma (Diploma in Teaching in Lifelong Learning Sector, DTLLS) or equivalent such as a PGCE, Cert. Ed, General Professional Recognition
  • Level 5 DET (Diploma in Education and Training)
  • Level 4 stage 3 FE teacher qualification

Additional benefits:

  • Use designatory letters MSET

Become a Member from only £5.75 a month.

Join as an Associate if you are an experienced practitioner or assessor and hold a minimum of:

  • Level 3/4 certificate (Certificate in Teaching in Lifelong Learning Sector, CTLLS) or equivalent
  • Level 4 stage 1 or 2 FE teaching qualification for full-time teachers
  • Assessor awards

Additional benefits:

  • Use the designatory letters ASET

Become an Associate from only £5.75 a month.

Join as an Affiliate if you are new to the profession or a support worker, such as:

  • Level 3/4 award (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, PTLLS)
  • City and Guilds Certificate or Diploma in Delivering Learning

We also welcome:

  • Trainee teachers and others working towards post-14 education and training qualifications
  • Those in learning support roles

Become an Affiliate from only £5.75 a month.

Join as a student if you are undertaking an initial teacher training education qualification and you’ll get FREE membership for the duration of your studies.

So long as you are studying for Level 3 to 5 or a PGCE from a recognised ITE provider you can apply for FREE membership.

As a Student member of SET you’ll have access to exclusive benefits such as:

Your SET Student membership is free for the duration of your studies. Once you have completed your studies you can easily upgrade to become a full member.

Joining the Society for Education and Training is quick and easy and can help you achieve your teaching qualification.

Find out more about FREE student membership.

Terms and conditions apply


Our rates

Our membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Members, Affiliates and Associates

Pay by Direct Debit

Standard membership fee: £5.75 per month

Discounted price
Earn under £16,500 per annum: £2.50 per month

One-off card payment

Standard membership: £80

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Pay by Direct Debit

Standard membership fee: £7.25 per month

Discounted price
Earn under £16,500 per annum: £2.50 per month

One-off card payment

Standard membership: £98.50

Find out more about SET Fellowship


Free student membership

Are you currently studying for an initial teaching qualification?

Join SET for free for a host of benefits to help you be the best.

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

Become a Corporate Partner of SET today.

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Membership Frequently asked questions

Yes, you will receive the same excellent benefits regardless of your level of membership.

Feedback from members, alongside our ongoing goal to be more environmentally sustainable, means we no longer issue plastic membership cards. You will be sent a membership certificate when you join or renew, valid for that membership year. This can be printed or sent electronically to colleagues or employers to prove your valid membership of SET.

You may be having trouble setting up as a new member if you were previously a member or have tried to join before and are using the same email address. You can use this email address to log in to your account and renew your membership. If you’ve forgotten your password you can easily reset it.

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