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National Tutoring Programme

National Tutoring Programme training course

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) training course provides School-Led Tutors and Academic Mentors with high quality, evidence-based and accessible training. Designed to be completed over four weeks, the course has been divided into topics that research shows are high-leverage areas for tutoring. Feedback from the core training course is excellent with 92% School-Led Tutors and Academic Mentors saying that the training is good or outstanding.

The curriculum covers 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. 

The course also contains subject-specific and phase-specific content that enables each tutor to learn best practice for their subject area. 

The participating school nominates the School-Led Tutor or Academic Mentor for the pathway most appropriate for them and there are a wide range of pathways based on phase, subject and experience. For School-Led Tutors or Academic Mentors that have completed the NTP training previously but would like to refresh their understanding of best practice tutoring and mentoring, there is also a refresher training pathway. You can see a list of all the pathways here.  

The training is accessed completely online and can be done at any time that is convenient for the School-Led Tutor or Academic Mentor. They will have 28 days to complete the training from the time they start. Upon successful completion of the online course, tutors receive certification as a School-Led Tutor or Academic Mentor, recognised by the Chartered College of Teaching, and eligible tutors can also receive partial credits towards Chartered Teacher Status. 

Schools can nominate tutors for the training using the nomination portal 

Once the training has been completed, School-Led Tutors and Academic Mentors have the option to complete further study to gain the Award in Professional Knowledge for Tutoring from the Chartered College of Teaching. You can find out more information about this here