Ofqual accredited level 3 qualification for tutors

If you are looking for an accredited, qualified, and approachable course for your tutors at your tutor agency, or for yourself as an independent tutor, then our CPD Accredited self-paced course could be the perfect fit. 

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Who is the course for?

Our level 3 qualification, accredited by Ofqual, is developed for tutors who want to continue their professional development.

Created for ambitious tutors who are looking for an accredited course that offers reflective practice, it includes 20 CPD hours of learning and 2 assessments within 7 units. 

This course will allow you to think about the big ideas in education today, and engage in a professional dialogue with like-minded people. 

If you are an experienced tutor with professional curiosity or a a new tutor who needs to understand the foundations of tutoring. Then this Level 3 Qualification is perfect for you.

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This qualification is the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, internationally accredited by Ofqual. 

Completion will provide you with our Qualified Tutor Quality Mark. This will help to set yourself apart as a qualified tutor. Topics include the roles and responsibilities involved in teaching and learning and best evidence-informed practice, with a particular focus on inclusion, assessment, and feedback.

Our resources are beautifully-produced with powerful conceptual models and plenty of practical strategies and further reading to encourage you to delve deeply. Our assessments are both meaningful and manageable – allowing you to show what you know and continually reflect on your next professional steps.

Please note: Tutors on the CPD-Accredited Tutor Training can opt-in to the additional Level 3 units at any point or take it as an eight-week course.

Syllabus of this course

Unit 1: Safeguarding for Tutors

Unit 2: Relationship Matters

Unit 3: The Learning Loop (a responsive planning tool)

Unit 4: Barriers for Learning: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Mental Health

Unit 5: Powerful Feedback

Unit 6: Live Topic Review

Unit 7: Written Assessment

We host discussion groups every week where we deep-dive into the unit content. These are recommended as a way to enhance your experience, connect with peers and and deepen your learning. These sessions are open to alumni, so you will meet more experienced tutors and you can continue to join these meetings beyond the length of the course.


The Level 3 in Education and Training takes 3-4 hours/week for 8 weeks to complete.

Completing this course will help you:

Course Syllabus

To familiarise you as a tutor with policies and procedures for keeping yourself, and keeping children, safe in education.

This Course Covers: 

Part 1: Keeping Yourself Safe
– Prevention through Professionalism
– The 7 Ps of Professionalism
Part 2: Keeping Children Safe
– The 3 Rs: Recognise, Respond, Report
– Some contemporary issues

To give you an understanding of the importance of relationship to learning and how to achieve a positive, respectful and trusting relationship.

This Course Covers: 

Part 1: Creating a Culture of Learning
Part 2: The 3 Building Blocks of an Effective Tutoring Relationship: Positivity, Respect and Trust

To introduce you to what we know works best in teaching and learning within the responsive framework of the Learning Loop.

This Course Covers: 

Part 1: What makes tutoring so effective?
Part 2: The Learning Loop

To reflect on the barriers your students may have for learning: with an introduction to working with children with special educational needs, and to provide an approach to Special Educational Needs, Mental Health and Wellbeing in relation to the role of a tutor.

This Course Covers:

Part 1: Special Educational Needs and Disability
– Learning without Limits
– A Glossary of Terms
Part 2: Mental Health
– Causes, Symptoms and Methods of Management

This is the start of your assessment portfolio, including the Live Topic Review and Observations. You will have a chance to discuss all of this with your facilitators at the Portfolio and Planning Evening.

This Course Covers: 

Part 1: The Why of Feedback
– Evidence
– Austen’s Butterfly
Part 2: The How of Feedback
– Teams

In order to pass this unit, you will be asked to teach the rest of the group a topic from the course for 15 mins.

You will observe live, and take notes on, the teaching of up to 3 other participants.

Submit your plans and observation notes as part of your L3 Portfolio.
These events are helpful for everyone. Don’t be shy.

We’re all here because we love to teach and love to learn.

In this final section, you will be asked to go to your portfolio and answer the assessment questions. The previous 6 units, along with the discussions during the course, will have furnished you with the information you need to complete these tasks.

You will then have your full portfolio assessed by our assessors, and receive your Level 3 Award in Education and Training to add to your digital card. 


Every week our assessors will check your task completions and progress. The tasks range from sharing your thinking around a model, reflecting on your own practice or completing a canvas together, a canvas is a shared document that we use so that all of our participants can be on the same page. As well as the tasks, there is an assessment portfolio, this is the summative assessment for the course which pulls together the thinking you have done across all eight weeks. You will also give a fifteen minute Live Topic Review and observe at least three other candidates, this allows you to see how other people work, as well as giving you an opportunity to reflect on your own practice.

You will be invited to the Level 3 Cohort which is held online via our community portal.

You will also receive your Membership Card directly to your inbox to show proudly as your digital wallet, which will include the badges & certificates you receive upon completing the units in this course. 

3 months FREE access to the LTC Connect membership to access supportive peer-to-peer conversations, subject-specific hubs, Fortnightly Facilitated Focus Groups, and events to help you continue to develop and grow.

If you are an Agency Tutor – you will also be invited to join your own Digital Staff Room to connect with fellow tutors within the agency you have selected.  

As this course is self-paced we do give you the opportunity to go through this at (you guessed it!) your own pace! 

The Level 3 course is designed to take a minimum of seven weeks in total, each week you will need to spend around 2-3 hours on the content in order to get the most out of it.

Our Live Topic Review is held on a specific date, and this will be shared in the cohort for you to join. 

Each unit in the self-paced CPD Course shares an accredited badge for you to showcase proudly. 

Once you complete Unit 4, you will receive your CPD Certification.

Once your written work has been assessed and passed our rigorous quality assurance process, your certificate will be emailed to you.

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