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: Angela Morris

08 January 2019

SET member Angela Morris explains how QTLS has enhanced her confidence as a teacher and encouraged greater discussion about teaching strategies within her organisation.

My QTLS experience: Gillian Bagshaw

13 December 2018

Gillian Bagshaw is a talent coach and tutor and has worked within Learning and Development at Natwest for 15 years. She is due to start a new role of Curriculum Manager at Knowledgepool.

My QTLS experience: Tom Hardy

18 October 2018

Tom Hardy explains why undertaking QTLS encouraged him to take part in a wide range of CPD and how the quality of his teaching has improved as a result.

My QTLS experience: Samantha Ziegenfuss

03 September 2018

Samantha Ziegenfuss explains how QTLS has enabled her to be a more reflective practitioner, using her knowledge to experiment with more innovative approaches and alternative ways of engaging students.

My QTLS experience: Nick Chadwick

07 August 2018

Nick Chadwick, Education and Assessment Manager at Train Aid, explains why he believes QTLS makes you more of a dynamic practitioner why he encourages his teacher trainers to follow the same path.

Raising the Professional Standards bar

23 July 2018

The Babcock Training and Trainer Development Team (T2D) has been coordinating a project using the ETF's Professional Standards to raise standards with more than 200 trainers working at MOD Lyneham in Wiltshire.

My QTLS experience: Jenny Stafford-Curtis

07 June 2018

Jenny Stafford-Curtis is just weeks away from completing her QTLS journey. Jenny explains how she is managing to balance the QTLS process with a full-time job and why it has already progressed her career.

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