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 ATS experience: Phil Green

01 July 2020

SET member Phil Green explains why the research project he undertook as part of his Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) journey was such a success, for both himself and his colleagues.

My ATS experience: Penny Taylor

16 June 2020

Penny Taylor explains how completing ATS has changed her outlook as a practitioner and given her the boost to develop herself further.

My ATS experience: Natalie Morris

09 June 2020

Natalie explains how the experience of gaining ATS has already started to have an impact on her organisation.

My QTLS experience: Samson Chumbu

04 May 2020

Samson Chumbu works at Bucks College as an ICT lecturer, teaching students from Level 1 to Level 3. He explains how undertaking QTLS has a strong impact on the experience his learners have in the workplace.

My ATS experience: Katie Wilden

30 April 2020

Katie Wilden is the Professional Learning Manager at West Suffolk College. Katie explains how she believes she wouldn’t be doing the job she is doing now if it wasn’t for achieving Advanced Teacher Status (ATS).

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.

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