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The Society for Education and Training [SET] is the professional membership body for the FE sector.

SET is the independent, member-led professional body for individual teachers, trainers, tutors, assessors and other professionals working in the education and training sector

As a professional body, SET has a distinct role in supporting individuals to be excellent in their practice, thereby enhancing the professional status of teachers and trainers. SET focuses on the continuing professional development (CPD) of members and developing valuable services to support their professional development and excellence, in order to deliver the best possible teaching experience to millions of learners.

Membership of SET enhances your status as a teacher or trainer and provides recognition that you are remaining in good professional standing.

SET also offers Advanced Teacher Status [ATS] for those practitioners who hold QTLS and wish to demonstrate advanced mastery in further education and training. For more information see

SET also offers Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) which is the professional status that you can gain by successfully completing professional formation. This is open to practitioners who hold a full teaching qualification for the sector.

For general information about SET see or if you wish to apply for QTLS or want to know more, see