Corporate partnership

Professionalising your workforce with Corporate Partnership Status.

As a Corporate Partner of the Society for Education and Training (SET), the membership arm of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), your teaching staff will receive SET membership.

View the current SET Corporate partners and find out more about the benefits of Corporate Partnership and how to get involved on the SET website.

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How Corporate Partnership status benefits your organisation

SET membership will help you:

Professionalise your teaching workforce

Empower your staff and demonstrate your commitment to them

Ensure that “Empowered teachers = Improved outcomes for learners”

  • Better quality teaching is key to Ofsted.

Provide a cost-effective way of offering CPD to extend your staff’s development

  • Each individual SET member of a Corporate Partner receives 15 per cent discount on Education and Training Foundation (ETF) CPD courses.
  • A 10 per cent discount is also available for in-house ETF courses hosted at your organisation for any staff with SET membership through the Corporate Partner agreement.
  • Receive management information on your staff’s professional membership.
  • Dedicated support team – take away the burden of searching for relevant CPD.

Gain recognition for your college and your staff

  • Better quality teaching will improve your reputation and increase demand for places.
  • Create a sought-after place to teach and study.
  • Use of SET Corporate Partner logo.
  • Access to a co-branded toolkit to produce CPD information for your teachers.

How Corporate Partnership status benefits your teachers

SET membership provides your teaching staff with a range of benefits, focusing on the three pillars of career, profession and community.

Your career

Your profession

Your community

  • Be part of the largest professional network of teachers and trainers in the FE sector.
  • You are invited to a calendar of events, to meet and exchange with like-minded professionals in your sector – including the SET Conference.
  • Online communities and support through member-only webinarslive webchats and Facebook community groups.
  • Contribute to the SET community as a valued mentor on our mentoring service, or gain valuable support from the service as a mentee.

What they say:

Yiannis Koursis, CEO of Barnsley College said:

“At Barnsley College, we aim to transform the lives of our learners, staff and communities. Purposeful professional development is a key component of such transformation and our commitment and investment in this area continue to grow. Since we became a Corporate Partner of the Society for Education and Training, over 150 of our teaching staff have become members and have benefited from some excellent sessions and from being part of a larger professional community with access to additional resources to support their professional development. Being part of this has also benefited some staff on their journey towards QTLS and the Advanced Teacher Status. A great investment that has indeed yielded results.”

John Humphreys, Head of Human Resources of West London College, said:

“We wanted to support Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and maximise both the skills of our existing staff and attract new teachers and trainers. Our key priorities for teaching and learning are to have outstanding teachers and for every learner to be able to achieve their best. The biggest challenge we are currently facing is to recruit, retain and develop teachers in English and STEM subjects – and this is the kind of tailored support being delivered by the ETF.”