Teaching staff at University College Birmingham will be welcomed as members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) thanks to a new corporate partnership.
The agreement will see 150 teaching staff at the University become members of SET, the only professional membership body dedicated to teachers and trainers working in Further Education. The partnership, which began this month (March 2021), means staff will benefit from a valuable range of professional development opportunities including access to exclusive content, research, webinars, events and discounts.
Announcing the partnership, Nikki Brady, Executive Director of Academic Quality for Further Education, said:
“We are delighted to join the Society for Education and Training as a Corporate Partner. Delivering high quality education to all students is our top priority and we recognise the importance of investing in our staff, and their professional development in order to achieve this. This partnership will enable us to utilise the extensive resources, CPD opportunities and professional networks provided by SET to ensure our staff are able to provide an innovative and engaging learning experience for all students.”
As SET members, teaching staff at the University will enjoy benefits including:
Martin Reid, Director of SET, said: “We are delighted to welcome University College Birmingham as a Corporate Partner of the Society for Education and Training. Our partnership provides teaching staff with access to a host of expertise and resources as well as CPD opportunities, including enabling them to study for both Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS). We look forward to supporting our new members in striving for excellence in their professional journey.”
Martin Reid, Director of SET, added: “We are pleased to welcome Petroc as a corporate partner of the Society for Education and Training. We look forward to providing teaching staff with access to a host of CPD opportunities, expertise and resources, and helping them strive for excellence in their professional journey.”
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More than 27,000 practitioners have been awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status since it was first introduced in 2008. As QTLS status marks its fifteenth anniversary, applications for the current cohort remain open, closing on 30 November.