As part of the School-Led Tutoring Programme, Education Development Trust is delivering the School-Led Tutor Training Course, which is an evidence-based, self-directed and accessible course focusing on best practice tutoring. This training is being offered to all school staff who are nominated as tutors by their school leaders.

Tutors will receive recognition by the Chartered College of Teaching and gain access to further resources as they continue to navigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their pupils’ outcomes.

Training pathways

There are three training pathways:

  • Qualified Teacher (QTS) Pathway
  • Non-Qualified Teacher (QTS) Primary Pathway
  • Non-Qualified Teacher (QTS) Secondary Pathway

Teachers with QTS, and teachers without QTS who have at least two years of experience teaching the subject and phase they wish to tutor in, are encouraged to undertake an optional training course that will take roughly 2 hours to complete, that will help them plan for and deliver effective tutoring.

All other staff who have been nominated to become tutors, including teaching assistants, trainee teachers and teachers without QTS who have less than two years’ experience in the relevant subject and phase, will be required to access the mandatory School-Led Tutor Training Course that will take approximately 11 hours to complete.

Participants will have four weeks in total to complete the virtual, self-directed training and assessment regardless of which pathway they are enrolled on.

Programme content

The School-Led Tutor Training Course is designed to help schools and tutors plan for and deliver effective small group and 1:1 tuition in the school setting. The training content brings together a vast array of research on small group tutoring and useful resources for various subjects and phases.

It is an evidence-based, virtual, flexible training programme with prospective School-Led Tutors and their pupils at its heart.

The curriculum will cover core topics including how children learn, how to plan tutoring sessions, how to work effectively with class teachers, child safeguarding and protection, adapting learning experiences for SEND pupils, providing support in alternative provision settings, speech and language therapy, behaviour, motivation, literacy, mastery learning and delivering tutoring online.

At the end of each of the three pathways there will be an online assessment.

Upon successful completion of the online course, tutors will receive certification which will be recognised by the Chartered College of Teaching to certify individuals as a School-Led Tutor, and partial credits given towards Chartered Teacher Status.

Nominated tutors can access training at