About Us

Your Number One Choice

Booking your place at one of our exam centres couldn’t be simpler, you just need to register your intention by completing our online application form.

Tutors & Exams is staffed by colleagues who, collectively, have over 100 years of experience working within the education sector.  The senior management team, headed by company founders Jenny & Chris Spraggett, have formerly been employed as managers for Awarding Organisations, Exams Officers at large comprehensive schools or have worked within corporate environments.

Our assessment services are primarily aimed at those outside of mainstream education e.g. Home Educated learners, Private Candidates and we strive to make your examination experience the best it can possibly be.

Since the organisation was first established in 2014, headquartered in Coventry, we now have a network of exam centres nationwide with more planned to open in the coming years.  All of our exam centres are close to major transport hubs (road/rail) with nearby parking facilities, and in the locality of amenities (cafe’s etc) where chaperones are able wait while examinations take place.

Each of our centres is staffed by at least two colleagues who have a wide range of examination knowledge and experience to guide you through the complexities of arranging your assessment requirements be it A Levels, GCSEs, IGCSEs, Functional Skills or university distance learning examinations. Tutors & Exams are able to assess over 95% of A Level/GCSE specifications offered by Awarding Organisations, ensuring the vast majority of our learners examination requirements can be catered for in one exam centre. At a stroke removing the potential need for a learner to sit different subject exams in multiple exam centres.

Booking your place at one of our exam centres couldn’t be simpler, you just need to register your intention by completing our online application form.

Rest assured we do our utmost to ensure the safety and well-being of all learners, irrespective of ability, age, gender orientation, race or religious beliefs. All centre colleagues are professionally trained and hold enhanced DBS (formally CRB) status.

Accessibility for learners and removing barriers to assessment is part of our DNA.  Whatever your examination requirements we will endeavour to meet them. Do not hesitate to contact us with any query you might have.

Your Private Candidate Exam Centre is approved by the country’s leading Awarding Organisations for:

  • GCSE
  • iGCSE
  • Pearson International GCSE
  • A-Levels
  • International A-Levels
  • Professional qualifications
  • University distance learning
  • Functional Skills
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications

The range of qualifications/subjects we offer can be found here.  If the assessment(s) you require is not listed please feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to assist you.

Helping learners that don't normally have direct access to assessment opportunities:

Despite receiving no public funding, over the last seven years Tutors & Exams have enabled thousands of learners, outside of mainstream education, to take examinations in a safe and secure environment. Even more so in recent years given many schools no longer offer examination provision to ‘private candidates’.

We have partnered up with many of the largest and long established Distance Learner Partners (DLPs) as well as numerous tuition companies to provide their learners with examination venues and discounted entry fees.  Details of our partners can be found here.

In addition to our exam centres we have also invested in our own dedicated science laboratory in Birmingham to support the delivery of A Level Science CPACs (Common Practical Assessment Criteria) for those learners that require endorsement(s) on their certificate(s). We also partner with schools in London and the Northwest, using their labs and tutors, to deliver A Level Science practical’s, offering unrivalled CPAC coverage in the UK.

Awarding Organisation Information

What are Awarding Organisations and what do they do?

Awarding Organisations are companies that design, develop, deliver and award the recognition of learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and/or competences) of an individual following an assessment and quality assurance process. Four Awarding Organisations in England deliver A Levels, GCSEs and Functional Skills, recognised and authorised to do so by the exam regulator, Ofqual. These are; Pearson EdexcelAQAOCR Eduqas. Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) offer IGCSEs and International A Levels in the UK, alongside Pearson offering International GCSEs, although none of these qualifications fall under the remit of Ofqual.

According to the Federation of Awarding Bodies website there over 160 ‘Awarding Bodies’ in the UK regulated by one of the public regulators governing qualifications in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (i.e. Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales and CCEA respectively).

Meet your Team

The Tutors & Exams team is made up of Senior Management, Operational, Finance, Marketing and SEN (Special Educational Needs) specialists. We aim to give you the very latest and best guidance on any assessment queries you may have. Tutor & Exams colleagues are here to support you throughout the whole assessment process, from initial enquiry to certification.

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