Your career

SET - dedicated to your professional development

Our Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) programmes will aid your development and show your commitment to the profession.

Professional Formation

Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)

Advance your career and demonstrate your expertise and commitment with QTLS.


Advanced professionalism

Advanced Teacher Status (ATS)

Demonstrate your expertise in teaching and training and progress into more senior roles with ATS.

Advanced Teacher Status
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Effective teaching practice Professional Standards

In consultation with the sector, The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) put together a set of Professional Standards setting out clear expectations for the most effective teaching and training practices. These standards will help you identify areas in which you could develop and improve your chances of enhancing/furthering your career.

The Professional Standards

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Your skills and knowledge

As a teacher or trainer it is important to keep your skills and knowledge up to date. Committing to CPD ensures that you remain in good professional standing - at SET we ask you, as a member, to agree to make a commitment to your CPD when you renew each year.

Learn more about CPD

Verify QTLS/ATS status Search the Professional Status Register

Our Professional Status Register is the place to find teachers or trainers who are committed to maintaining their skills and knowledge within the sector.

Search the Professional Status register