Private Candidate Exams Newsletter
I have extracted the information pertinant to Home Educators/Private Candidate Exams from the T&E (Tutors and Exams) latest newsletter, and summarised it below for you.
Don’t forget, if you are able to get to a T&E (Tutors & Exams) private exam centre you will get a discount on the fees as AWE Club is an APPROVED LEARNING PARTNER of T&E. When AWE Club students book with them via their online access you can put in a discount code which you need to ask me for (use this contact form) This code must not be shared as it is only for AWE Club students.
Happy Home Edding
Tutors and Exams Newsletter Sep 2022
It’s September already and the start of a new Academic Year!
It’s been an eventful 2021/22 to say the least. A rollercoaster of a year with plenty of ups, which we will touch on, and a few lows. However, all in all a huge leap forward for Tutors & Exams in terms of expanding our provision for all learners outside of mainstream education. Our primary goal has always been to make the journey for our candidates as easy as possible. We have seen 3 new centres open in the UK. Taunton, High Wycombe and Belfast. These centres have opened the doors to hundreds of candidates this year to give them access to assessments much closer to home. We will be continuing with our programme of growth over the 2022/23 year! Keep following @tutorsandexams or #TutorsAndExams social media for up-to-date information.
2022 saw huge growth in online education and subsequently a surge in partnerships with many well respected and highly regarded online providers. The pandemic (should we still be talking about it?) has seen the way that we engage with education, and each other, change massively. We have opened our eyes to new ways of learning, and we remain committed to ensuring that everyone in the world of ‘Private Candidate Exams’ is recognised by the Department for Education, OfQual and the Awarding Organisations. However, we have also noticed the impact that the pandemic has had on our young learners as well as the more mature. We have seen massive growth in the requests for Access Arrangements which has been recognised Nationally. We will be working hard to offer our candidates even more support than ever over the coming months. We would also like to acknowledge the impact of the pandemic on our staff, they too have suffered during this time and need to be treated with respect. They have turned up every day to support our candidates without question and frequently with their own issues to deal with, so a big thank you to them!
Tutors & Exams remains committed to our learner experience. We are currently investing in our staff and systems. Over the next two years you will see huge improvements in the way in which we engage with you. We are working hard on our training programmes for staff. We have introduced new techniques and a knowledge bank for them to work with. We should all start seeing the benefits over the coming months!
Our centres continue to offer candidates the widest range of qualifications. We have the largest network of centres in the UK. We remain a family run business with with no external shareholders.