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SET launches mentoring service and increased access to research

The Society of Education and Training (SET) is increasing its support for members’ professional development and career progression by launching two new benefits for the start of its 2017-18 membership year: a mentoring service, and substantially increased access to research content.

Mentoring services

SET’s mentoring services will comprise the following three strands:  

  1. A new high quality, video-based e-learning Introduction to Mentoring programme, available from 1 April, 2017.
  2. The development and launch of a structured mentoring service, enabling members to support each other through common areas of expertise.
  3. These will be complemented by our face-to-face network meetings and online forums, helping members develop and support others in their professional career.

The Introduction to Mentoring Programme is underpinned by the National Occupational Standards for Coaching and Mentoring and the 2014 Professional Standards and has been developed by SET together with Proversity.

The Programme provides an introduction to mentoring to enable members to develop practical skills to support them in their role as a mentor.


SET is now offering its members an unparalleled range of support to help them engage more with research. From 2017-18, members can access the world-leading EBSCO research journal collection, comprising a wide range of national and international education research allowing them to deepen their teaching expertise. Members will gain exclusive online library access to articles from more than 1,300 education journals, 530 e-books and monographs and 2,300 education-related conference papers.

In addition, EBSCO’s specially-curated selection of articles on teaching leadership, career development and personal development will provide the latest advice and information to help members develop their employability and management skills.

SET also provides an interactive “Research Map” tool for its members, which guides members through key research articles and summaries for each of the 20 Professional Standards. This is an invaluable aid when completing QTLS, or for building a CPD plan following self-assessment.

Finally, our recently relaunched InTuition journal contains a Research section in each issue, including an annual research supplement, which will reach members in early March.

Tim Weiss, Director of Membership, said: “I am delighted that we are able to add these new benefits to SET for the new 2017-18 membership year. Our mentoring services will allow members to support each other in their professional development and career progression, benefitting from the largest network of training professionals in the UK. Meanwhile our research support is second to none, demonstrating how our members can learn from and contribute to leading teaching practice.”