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Your Exam Centre and About Us

Each Exam Centre and Tutors & Exams teams have over 100 years education experience primarily in the exams sector. Your experienced Team are Awarding Body Managers, former Teachers, OfQual Advisers and Senior Assessors at a number of Awarding Bodies.

As a result, access to a wide range of assessments that are normally out of reach in a safe, calm and welcoming environment is easy for you to achieve.

For instance, home educated, a distance-learner, excluded or a private candidate then we assure you of the best level of care and service throughout the entire process at every Tutors & Exams exam centre.

We have an Exam Centre in various locations across the UK.

Making sure that our Exam Centres are close to transport hubs and car parks, along with facilities for chaperones within or nearby, has been important to us.

Booking your place at one of the exam centres is fairly easy and straight forward, you will need to register using our online application form.

Accessibility for learners is also our top priority. As a result; GCSE, A Levels, iGCSE and International A-Levels are available to adults as well as younger learners at our UK Exam Centres. Do not hesitate to contact us with any query you might have.

We care passionately about the safety and well-being of learners irrespective of ability, age, gender orientation, race or religious beliefs. Your Exams Team are professionally trained and are enhanced DBS (formally CRB) checked.

Your Private Candidate Exam Centre is approved by the country’s leading awarding bodies for:

  • GCSE
  • iGCSE
  • A-Levels
  • International A-Levels
  • Professional qualifications
  • University distance learning
  • Functional Skills

Available for all types of learners!

Make sure you’re comfortable and contact us with any query you might have. All enquiries will be dealt with integrity and professionalism.

Our business is to provide learners that wouldn’t normally have direct access to tutoring and exams such as:

  • Home Educated
  • Distance learners
  • Excluded learners
  • Private candidates

Experts at the Exam Centre offer a safe, calm and welcoming environment to meet their potential when taking assessments.

We care passionately about the safety and well-being of our learners irrespective of ability, age, gender orientation, race or religious beliefs.

Therefore, you can be confident of the best level of advice, support, care and service throughout. All our teams are professionally trained and enhanced DBS (formally CRB) checked.

Our exam centres are available to every learner.

Awarding Body Info

What are the Awarding Bodies and what do they do?

Awarding Bodies are the organisations that are recognised by OfQual to develop and deliver General and Vocational qualifications, such as: GCE, iGCSE, A-Levels, International A-Levels and Functional Skills i.e. EDEXCEL (Pearson)AQAOCRWJEC, EDUQASPearson InternationalCambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). Other Awarding Bodies accredit university qualifications and professional qualifications.

Meet your Team

Your Professional Exams Team is made up of Senior Management, Operational, Finance and SEN (Special Educational Needs) Advisers. You can get the best guidance on any assessment question you may have. Your Team is there throughout the whole of the journey from initial enquiry to certification.

Chris and Jenny Spraggett Tutors and Exams

Chris & Jenny Spraggett

Head Honchos

Tutors & Exams was the brainchild of Jenny & Chris Spraggett back in 2014.

Jenny was working in the exams office at one of Coventry’s largest secondary schools and Chris was a Manager at one of the countries leading awarding bodies. Having seen the challenges faced by learners outside of mainstream education, they decided to take action and make a difference.

Interesting Fact…

Jenny is related to the last man to be hanged, drawn and quartered in the UK. Simon Fraser – where the phrase laughing your head off originated and also has a bit of a thing for Chocolate and warm socks!
Chris has a bit of a thing for nice holidays, although running Tutors and Exams doesn’t leave much time for his thing.

Claire Coleman Tutors and Exams

Claire Coleman

Operations Director

Claire is our Operations Director and
is one of the founders of the
Tutors & Exams centres.

She is our go-to for staff support, training and the running of all our centres from an operations point of view!

Interesting Fact…

Claire has 4 children, 2 dogs (one is a St Bernard puppy), 2 cats and one happy husband – or so she tells him!
Claire’s claim to fame is that she is shorter than Dec Donnelly.

Lee Hitchen Tutors and Exams

Lee Hitchen

Marketing Director

Lee’s role primarily involves him in all aspects of marketing, planning, pricing and negotiating partnerships with learning providers.  He’s also responsible for identifying new exam centre locations and localised science laboratories to deliver A Level practical’s (CPACs)

After 20 years service with OCR, Lee was looking forward to early retirement… until a chance meeting in the bread aisle at Asda!

Since joining Tutors & Exams in 2017, he’s helped us open five new centres and a dedicated science laboratory!

Interesting Fact…

He once played Nigel Short, Britain’s Chess Grandmaster who challenged Garry Kasparov for the World Chess Championship in 1994, whilst at school.  He lost!

Wendy Quinney Tutors and Exams

Wendy Quinney

Finance Director

Wendy has worked with us since May 2018 and looks after the Finances, NEA work and also manages some of our customer service.

Interesting Fact…

She travels to Australia a lot as her youngest daughter lives there!
Her passion is TRAVELLING! She loves finding new places, learning about all the different cultures and eating FAB FOOD!

Simon Cherriman Tutors and Exams

Simon Cherriman

Business Development Manager

Simon works with our Learning Partners ensuring that their learners are catered for across the UK and is always keen to meet new Learning Partners.

Interesting Fact…

He has two Cocker Spaniels and enjoys long walks around Petworth Park.
Once ran the London Marathon in under four hours a long long time ago!

Amy Russo

Amy Russo

Marketing and PR Consultant

Amy runs our marketing campaigns and social media platforms and is our Digital Marketing Consultant from Marbl. Media UK Social Media Experts

Interesting Fact…

She took four months off work in 2017 to travel around South East Asia… Totalling 7 countries in that time!
She’s very much into her fast cars and follows the Welsh Rally in a motorhome every year

Katie Ram Tutors and Exams

Katie Ram

Exams Manager Coventry

Katie is our Exams Manager at our Coventry office

Katie has lots of experience in managing exams and is happy to answer any questions you may have!

Interesting Fact…

She enjoys fishing and travelling.
She also enjoys music and attending concerts and also going on long walks in new locations!

Allison Bone Tutors and Exams

Allison Bone

Exams Manager Wimbledon

Allison is our Exams Manager at our Wimbledon office in London

Allison has many years’ experience as an Office Manager and has recently worked for an Examination Awarding Body.

Interesting Fact…

In her free time she enjoys socialising with friends and family, cooking and spending time with her grandson.

Carol Dutton Tutors and Exams

Carol Dutton

Exams Manager Bolton

Carol is our Exams Manager at our
Bolton office

Carol has years of experience in managing and administering exams.

Interesting Fact…

She has two Whiplington terrier crosses and often goes for long walks on the beautiful moors around Bolton (which keeps her fit enough to run up and down the stairs to the exam rooms)

Clare Galliers

Clare Galliers

Centre Manager Doncaster

Clare is our Centre Manager at our Doncaster office

Interesting Fact…

She has two daughters – Hannah and Hermione
She is a self-confessed Harry Potter Nerd!
She has a car named Tina, a motorhome named Mary and a miniature sausage dog called Betty!

Elizabeth Hindle Tutors and Exams

Elizabeth Hindle

Commercial Co-ordinator

Lizzie is responsible for liaising with business customers to ensure they are supported throughout the examination process

Lizzie has worked with us at Tutors & Exams since April 2018 and is based at our Bolton centre.

Interesting Fact…

Elizabeth has been riding horses since she was 4 years old and is now an advanced showjumper!
She has a dog called Clyde!

Donna Webb

Donna Webb

Quality and NEA Manager

Donna co – ordinates the part of your qualification’s structure that does not have an end point exam

Donna is responsible for looking after NEA and Quality Assurance, making sure our customers get nothing but the best quality!

Interesting Fact…

She has two whippets that she completely adores – Marnii and Belle!

Carolina Rodriguez Tutors and Exams

Carolina Rodriguez

Exams Advisor Wimbledon

Carolina is our Exams Advisor at our Wimbledon Office

Carolina supports the running of exams making sure learners have the best and stress-free experience when sitting their exams.

Interesting Fact…

She loves practicing Brazilian Martial Arts Capoeira with friends!
One of her 2020 goals is to master baking Taiwanese Castella Cake!

Becca Jackson

Becca Jackson

Exams Manager Doncaster

Rebecca is our Exams Manager at our Doncaster office

Interesting Fact…

She has two teenage children and two pugs (who are actually easier to look after than the kids!)
She loves to cook, listen to music and walk the dogs!
She once abseiled off the top of a church in Central London for charity – the most scary thing she’s ever done!

Testimonials

Tutors and Exams have been excellent right from the start. Always there to listen and look for solutions. Thanks

TIFFANY EDWARDS

Excellent service. Jenny and Chris have been really great, knowledgeable and understanding throughout. First class!

DAVID ATKINSON

What a wonderful service provided by this professional but caring team. They could not have done more to create the very best environment for our children to sit their GCSE and IGCSE exams. Great venue with a large car park (Barracks car park) 2 minutes away. Highly recommended!

SIMON PATRICK

SCL are so thankful that we had the support of T&E as we would have struggled without the calm supportive approach of T&E throughout COVID 19 and the strange processes that we all needed to deal with regarding exams! T&E were very proactive in liaising from day one with all awarding bodies and keeping us fully informed of all processes.

SCL (DLP)

This is an overdue but heartfelt message of thanks to you, Jenny and your whole team for your help and support with the submission of predicted grades. The response of everyone we worked with was professional and cordial, even as you held our feet to the fire.
We have learned a lot from the experience, and if we need to go into this jungle again, which seems likely, there is no-one we would rather have as our partner than T&E.

We look forward to an ongoing and deepening relationship. We think there is much more we can do together.

PETER NEWELL, CEO WOLSEY HALL

I just wanted to send you a message to thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for all the work you have done in order for me to get the grades I needed. I know it must not have been easy but the more I read about distance learners who have been left without a grade, the more I realise just how lucky I am to be with an exam centre that truly cares. I really mean this when I say I couldn’t have done this without all you.

I’ll always be so grateful and appreciative of all the support I have received from everyone at Tutors and Exams, not just this year but over the last 3 years.

Every single staff member was so sweet and caring and made my experience so enjoyable, and that says something coming from someone who used to have extreme exam anxiety.

TARA JOSHI

I would like to thank Tutors and Exams for their support and professional handling of the GCSE exams for us this year. At such a difficult time, we could not be anymore grateful to you. As private candidates, we were left with very few options and Tutors and Exams have performed exactly as they said at every stage without fail. Our daughter is very much looking forward to commencing her A-Level studies at a local college.

KAREN

When my son had to complete an admissions exam at short notice and his school were unable to help, Tutors and Exams came to the rescue at a moment’s notice. They were extremely reassuring, helpful and totally professional. I would not hesitate in recommending them and in fact, using them in the future.

AMANDA

Tutors & Exams Bolton accommodated my daughter as a displaced candidate when the 6th form she was due to take her GCSEs at decided that they could no longer give calculated grades to Private Candidates just before the deadline.
Despite the late notice they went above and beyond to fit in a number of candidates who would otherwise have been unable to progress to 6th form. When some grades had been moderated down, they carried out an appeal for students and the grades were subsequently increased by the exam board.
They have been friendly and professional and extremely helpful thorough out.
Would definitely recommend as an exam centre.

REBECCA NELSON

I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DID FOR DILLON IN HELPING HIM TO BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A PREDICTED GRADE. HE GOT 2 PASSES IN HIS ENGLISH AND MATHS. DILLON HAS BEEN THROUGH SUCH A HARD TIME SINCE THE AGE OF 13 WHEN HE BECAME UNWELL. IT’S SOMETIMES SEEMED THAT EVERYTHING HAS BEEN AGAINST HIM OVER THE YEARS. MAINTAINING HOPE HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE. IMAGINE HOW WE FELT TO BE HELPED BY SOMEONE WHO DIDN’T EVEN KNOW US! ONCE AGAIN YOUR GESTURE MEANT SO MUCH DILLON AND ME AND WE THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. HE IS OVER THE MOON TO HAVE ACTUALLY PASSED HIS EXAMS AND IT’S BEEN A REAL BOOST TO HIS CONFIDENCE AND HAS ENABLED HIM TO MOVE FORWARD IN HIS EDUCATION.

KAREN


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