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National Tutoring Programme

Flexible, high-quality tutoring

What is the National Tutoring Programme (NTP)?

The Department for Education’s National Tutoring Programme supports schools by providing funding to spend on academic support delivered by trained and experienced tutors and mentors. 

You can find more information on the DfE’s National Tutoring Programme here. 

Education Development Trust provides evidence-based, self-directed and accessible training for NTP School-Led Tutors and Academic Mentors.

Take part

Find out more about the programme and how to register, on the NTP website.

National Tutoring Programme website

What is the National Tutoring Programme training course?

The NTP training course brings together a vast array of research on small group tutoring, together with a range of resources. EDT provides comprehensive training which supports tutors throughout their career, as well as supporting school leaders to embed tutoring within their organisation. Our training provision includes: 

  • Core training course for NTP School-Led Tutors and Academic Mentors. This is mandatory for non-QTS School-Led Tutors/Academic Mentors if schools want to claim NTP funding from the DfE. Find out more here. 
  • Online seminars available for all tutors. These 50-minute live interactive seminars provide training on a range of focus areas. 
  • Recorded content and resources on our tutor development portal which provides excellent content to support the ongoing CPD of tutors.  
  • Tailored events delivered specifically for your organisation. We will work with your organisation to run online tutoring excellence seminars for groups of tutors at a time that suits you. 
  • Accreditation provided by the Chartered College of Teaching (CCT) following successful completion of the NTP Training course and CCT assessment. 
  • School leader portal available for all school leaders registered to our platform, helping them make informed decisions and effectively implement the NTP in their setting. 

The core training course is mandatory for any School-Led Tutor or Academic Mentor without Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You can find out more about the DfE funding criteria here 

For more information about the NTP training course curriculum and structure, visit the NTP training course webpage.

Teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) are encouraged to undertake an optional training course, which will help them plan for and deliver effective tutoring. The school is responsible for nominating the correct pathway for each School-Led Tutor.

All other staff who have been nominated to become School-Led Tutors – including teaching assistants and trainee teachers – will be required to access the mandatory training course for their subject and phase.

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


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If you have any queries about the National Tutoring Programme Training Course, our dedicated support team are here to help.

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Take part

School-Led Tutoring 

Your school can nominate candidates for School-Led Tutoring, once a school leader within your school has registered via the National Tutoring Programme Training portal. If you would like to be nominated as a School-Led Tutor, we advise contacting your Line Manager, who can begin the application process. Once they have nominated you, you will receive a link via email to our onboarding form to register your details. 

National Tutoring Programme registration portal 

Academic Mentors 

To apply to become an Academic Mentor, please follow this link for more information. 

Become an Academic Mentor 

If you are interested in using an Academic Mentor in your school, please follow this link for more information. 

Find out more about Academic Mentors 

Get more details about the National Tutoring Programme and how to register, on the National Tutoring Programme website. 

National Tutoring Programme website 

Participate in research

We are conducting research, in partnership with ImpactEd, to assess the impact of the National Tutoring Programme on pupils and to identify ways to implement the programme most effectively. We are looking for schools to participate in a continuation of this evaluation, over the next two years.  Taking part will give your school the opportunity to build your own institutional knowledge, for tutoring implementation as well as to support and contribute to research, which will benefit schools and pupils nationally. 

Due to the need to capture baseline data, we particularly welcome participation from schools who are about to initiate the programme.  If you are interested in participating in this research project, please complete an Expression of Interest. 

Express your interest 

Get your copy of the 'Guide to tutoring for schools: 2022 to 2023 academic year'

The guide summarises the changes implemented for the 2022/23 academic year, including funding levels and data submissions.

It also provides an overview of the tutoring routes available, along with further information to help you decide the most appropriate support for your school.

Guide to tutoring for schools: 2022 to 2023 

For guidance for the 2023/24 academic year, visit the Department for Education website.

A more in-depth guide to tutoring for schools: 2023 to 2024 will be available here once this has been published by the DfE.



Tutoring Excellence: tailored seminars for tutors

 We now offer fully funded Tutoring Excellence seminars for School-Led Tutors and Academic Mentors to develop tutoring best practice.

Find out more about our Tutoring Excellence seminars