Case studies

View our case study section to read real life experiences of SET members reflecting on their career journey and QTLS experience.

  • My career story: How SET members got into teaching and training, their ambitions for the future and advice for others.
  • My QTLS experience: What's motivated SET members to undertake QTLS, how it's impacted their career and organisation and the benefit it's had on their learners. 

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If you are a SET member and would like to be the subject of a SET case study, please email us at with either 'My career story’ or 'My QTLS experience' in the subject title. Case studies are promoted via our social media networks and may also be used in marketing material.

Tell us about your experience

Get in touch to tell us about your experience of being a SET member.

My QTLS experience: Darren Bolton

24 March 2018

Darren Bolton teaches mathematics and Physics at an English speaking secondary high school in China. He explains how he now considers himself to be a 'lifelong improver'.

My QTLS experience: Calvin Maye

02 January 2018

Teacher and coach Calvin Maye explains why he feels it’s so important to dedicate the same effort and commitment to your own career progression as teachers, trainers and coaches to do learners.

My QTLS experience: Abigail Pannozzo

11 December 2017

Abigail Pannozzo is an art teacher at a sixth form college. She explains why undertaking QTLS was so important to her after completing a PGCE in Post-16 education.

My QTLS experience: Polly Wardle

28 September 2017

Polly Wardle is a sports lecturer for Bristol City Community Trust. She explains how undertaking QTLS has reaffirmed the importance of upskilling and staying up-to-date with new processes and technologies.

My career story: Carrie Thain

29 August 2017

SET member Carrie Thain is an English tutor (GCSE and Functional English) at Adult College for Rural Education, Sussex (ACRES). She tells us how achieving DTTLS and QTLS has had the biggest impact on her career.

My career story: Alice Eardley

29 August 2017

SET member, Dr Alice Eardley, is an English teacher at City of Oxford College, Activate Learning. She explains what her aspirations are for the future and what her advice is for others following a similar path.

My QTLS experience: Sue Dew-Gosling

26 August 2017

Creative Arts Lecturer Sue Dew-Gosling reflects on her experience of undetaking QTLS and the positive impact it's had on her department.

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