Tutors & Exams

iGCSE, GCSE and A-Level Examination & Tutor Centre


Tutors & Exams work with a diverse group of tutors and tutoring centres to deliver high class learning. The list of tutors and tutoring centres we offer is through recommendation, reviews and good working partnerships.

The National Extension College

The National Extension College

Life-changing learning from the National Extension College

Founded in 1963, the National Extension College has provided high-quality, supported distance learning courses for over 50 years. Over this time, whilst developing and utilising innovations in technology and learning, our mission has remained the same; to ensure that education is accessible to everyone, and to enable individuals to fulfil their full potential. We are proud of our legacy and reputation, but most of all, we are proud of the thousands of students we have helped support over our many years to succeed and achieve their ambitions.

The National Extension College Review

“I would never have attended Cambridge and Edinburgh without the additional grades from my NEC A levels. The support I got from my tutors there remains unsurpassed. In many ways, my A levels form the foundation of my academic career, which will hopefully continue to PhD and beyond, and for that I am exceedingly grateful.”

– Miranda (former NEC student – featured in our 2018/19 course guide)


The National Extension College



Our students tell us that they value NECs high quality course materials, expert tutor support and guaranteed exam entry; including the marking of non-examination assessment elements such as coursework. We believe that the NEC model of carefully designed learning materials, one-to-one tutor support and exam services, provides our students with the best chance of success. On the basis of our experience, the vast majority of students who work consistently on their courses and complete their assignments go on to pass their exams and usually achieve very high grades. For this reason we offer a reassuring exam pass guarantee.

We are continuously developing and offering new courses and learning materials; many exclusive to NEC (Such as AS/A-level Further Maths and GCSE Astronomy). We currently offer:   

  • 20 A levels, including English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.
  • 15 GCSEs including Maths, English and a range of science subjects.
  • Many vocational and leisure courses, including NCFE CACHE early years, CMI Business courses, Art History and Counselling.

Full details of all courses can be found on our website: nec.ac.uk

The National Extension College

“For students who need a flexible route to those essential GCSE and A level qualifications, the National Extension College is a hidden treasure and superb option.”

– Mary Curnock Cook, Former Chief Executive of UCAS



As an approved examination centre we value our partnerships. All our centres work hard to provide a professional and friendly service, which has been commented on and valued by our students.

“100% friendly and helpful staff. 100% enjoyable exam experience, even took pictures of the exam centre to keep the memory”

– Elizabeth (NEC student; IGCSE Biology – A, IGCSE Physics – A*, IGCSE Chemistry – A*)

Many students are not aware that it can be difficult to enter for a GCSE or A level exam as a private candidate, and that examination centres in schools and colleges have no obligation to take on private candidates; NEC is pleased that we can take away the headache of organising and locating a centre to sit exams with our unique examination entry service. NEC have also produced an essential exams handbook, which provides information for all students preparing to take exams as a private candidate.


Working with Tutors and Exams

NEC has been working in partnership with Tutors and Exams since 2015 to offer exam places for NEC students. We particularly value their student centred approach. As well as offering a welcoming and supportive environment for our students, their continuing investment in the assessment of NEA (non-examination assessment) has been particularly beneficial for students studying courses with an NEA element; such as a science practical endorsement or a language oral exam.

Our partnership with Tutors and Exams continues to go from strength to strength, and we are delighted that large numbers of students have benefited from a seamless way to achieve their GCSE and A Level qualifications.

“The exam days all went smoothly, no problems at all. Thanks for providing such a good service! I’ll be sure to recommend NEC to anyone looking to do an online course.”

– Ben (NEC student – A level Psychology – A*)


Contact NEC

If you would like to discuss how NEC can help you, call the Course Advice Team free on 0800 389 2839 or email info@nec.ac.uk.



CloudLearn is a UK based 21st Century Education Company, providing technology enabled learning for the next generation of learners, founded by a team from the best in education and the world of technology.

CloudLearn has established headquarters in the University of Strathclyde. Securing residency in the Strathclyde University Technology Incubator CloudLearn was recognised as an Innovative and Contemporary education technology start-up business in 2011.

CloudLearn are specialists in Online Courses, Distance Learning, Adult Learning and Homeschooling Courses. Online Home Study courses are ideal for those who are not able to attend regular classes either because they have family or job commitments, the learning centre is too far away, or simply that the orthodox education system does not work for them. CloudLearn also partner with Colleges and Universities across the UK to offer specialised content.

With our Online IGCSEs and A-Levels we power fully mapped learning materials, practice exams, instructional videos, interactive and adaptive assessment and a personalised learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace, on any device in any location. We tackle Maths, Science, English, History, Business, Geography, Economics, and much more.

CloudPort is our state-of-the art learning platform and is accessible on any device, guiding learners through KS4 & KS5 using adaptive technologies helping to identify strengths and learning gaps to ensure their learning is as effective as possible.

Our students take GCSE and A-Level exams as external candidates in hundreds of centres across the UK. Arranging these exams can be confusing and problematic depending on the learner’s location within the UK. This is why we partnered with Tutors and Exams to provide quality assured exam support to thousands of learners across the UK.


Student feedback tells us that Tutors and Exams provide world-class examination services with a level of personal support that is invaluable to Students and Parents across the UK. Offering CloudLearn students preferential pricing and with headquarters situated in Coventry, served by major air, rail and road networks this has proven the perfect solution for external candidates all over the UK. Tutors and Exams continue to grow their geographical locations across the UK so that more candidates have a commutable exam solution.

In the past, external candidates were on their own, not so now. If your Distance or Online Learning Provider does not have an examination partner, think again. CloudLearn is proud to partner with Tutors and Exams to ensure ALL students get access to the qualifications they need, when they need them.



CloudLearn is Education for the 21st Century


Open Study College

Open Study College

Established in 2007, Open Study College have enrolled over 60,000 students, with many of them studying A-levels and IGCSE’s. Tutors & Exams have played a huge part in our students achieving their qualification by allowing them to take their exams and assessments with them. Open Study College use Tutors & Exams as our preferred centre, mainly because the feedback we get from our students is that they feel the service they receive is second to none and they help make the exam process easy and un-problematic.

Echo Education

Echo Education

Created by home-educators for home-educators

Qualified teachers, Sam Martell and Clare Patrick have 25 years home educating experience with their own children and others. All these materials are tried and tested by us, with their own kids.


Little Arthur Independent

Oxford Learning College

Oxford Open Learning