EKC Group becomes SET Corporate Partner

Teaching staff at EKC Group’s family of colleges in east Kent are being welcomed as members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) after they signed a new Corporate Partnership between the two organisations.

SET is the only professional membership body dedicated to teaching staff and trainers working in further education.

The collaboration will see staff at Broadstairs College, Canterbury College, Dover Technical College, Folkestone College and Sheppey College being offered a valuable range of professional development opportunities. As SET members, teaching staff at the college will enjoy benefits including:

  • The opportunity to study for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS). SET is the only passport to achieving both QTLS and ATS
  • Access to resources, training and teaching tools, research and expert views in further education
  • Access to SET’s online research library
  • Being part of the largest professional network of teachers and trainers in the further education sector, with opportunities to share expertise and experience with their peers
  • Receiving copies of inTuition, the leading journal for practitioners working across further education, vocational teaching and training
  • Entitlement to use SET’s membership grade designations after their names: Associate member (ASET), Member (MSET), or Fellow member (FSET), depending on the level of their teaching qualifications.

Announcing the partnership, Tammy Mitchell, Executive Director Schools and Early Years at EKC Group, said:

“It is fantastic to become a corporate partner of SET as an investment to unlock the full potential of our teaching staff. Ensuring our learners get the best educational experience hinges on the teaching, learning and assessment they receive, and we believe this new corporate partnership will help to further develop them to the benefit of our students and the wider communities we serve.”

David Russell, Chief Executive Officer of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), said: “We are delighted to welcome EKC Group as the latest corporate partner of the Society for Education and Training. Corporate Partnership is a positive step that signals a provider’s commitment both to high-quality development for its staff and teaching for its students. This collaboration will see teaching staff at the Group provided with access to a host of CPD opportunities, expertise and resources. It will also help them strive for excellence in their professional journey by enabling them to study for both Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status and Advanced Teacher Status.”

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