As a teacher or trainer in the Further Education and Training sector it’s important to remain in good professional standing. By keeping up to date with your subject specialism and approaches to teaching and learning you can continue to develop professionally. This is known as Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
When you become a member of SET—and when you renew your membership each year—we ask you to agree to make a commitment to your own CPD. SET members can:
There are a wide range of formal and informal activities that can count as meaningful development. The main examples of CPD are:
● reading relevant journal articles or reviewing books
● taking training courses or formal development or study
● peer review, mentoring or shadowing
● online learning, including engagement in discussion forums and blogs
● viewing and reviewing television programmes, documentaries and the internet.
Following the removal of the further education (FE) workforce regulations in 2012, it is no longer a requirement for all teachers and trainers in the education and training sector to make a declaration of their CPD each year.
In line with most other professional bodies, SET expects members to remain in good professional standing by staying up to date with their subject specialism and approaches to teaching and learning. As a SET member, you are asked to agree to make a commitment to your CPD when you renew your SET membership each year.
SET does not have a points system or minimum number of hours of CPD that members must achieve. A wide range of formal and informal activities could count as meaningful professional development. You just need to be able to answer "yes" to these questions:
There are four ways to keep a track of your CPD:
Find out more about tracking your CPD within your My SET dashboard.