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Academic Mentor application form

Welcome to the NTP application process for Academic Mentors

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Academic Mentor with the National Tutoring Programme. Please fill out the below sections to help us understand more about your background and experience.

Please view our privacy policy for more information on how we collect, store, and use your personal data.

You can download the Academic Mentor job description here.

Personal Details - Section 1 of 4
  1. Do you have a disability and/or Learning Support Plan? (Note: This detail will enable our training partner Education Development Trust to tailor their training solution for you.)

  2. Have you been disqualified from working with children under the terms of the Childcare Act 2018? Please note that a DBS check will be conducted as part of the application process.

  3. Will you be available to complete online training with Education Development Trust? Please note training is approx 8hrs for those with QTS and approx 14 hrs for those without QTS. You can see more information on our training here.

  4. Do you understand that you must be based in the UK and able to deliver face-to-face tutoring sessions?

  5. Please select the location(s) you are able to work in:

  6. We will always aim to offer you roles that are as close to your home address as possible, however you may be expected to commute up to 1 hour to a suitable school. Are you happy with this?

Teaching Profile - Section 2 of 4
  1. Have you ever been an Academic Mentor before with the National Tutoring Programme?

  2. Would you prefer to work in a primary or secondary school?

  3. Would you like to support pupils with special education needs (SEN)?

  4. Please select the subject(s) you are able to work in:

  5. How much teaching or tutoring experience do you have?

  6. Have you previously held any of the below roles teaching and/or supporting pupils in the classroom?

Education Profile - Section 3 of 4
  1. Do you hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)?

  2. Do you hold a degree or an equivalent level 6 qualification?

  3. If you answered 'Yes' to the previous question, please list your degree subject and grade achieved OR your equivalent level 6 qualification

  4. Do you hold 3 A*-C at A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification?

  5. If you answered 'Yes' to the previous question, please list your A-levels and grades achieved OR your equivalent level 3 qualification

  6. Do you hold a grade C or above in GCSE maths and English or an equivalent qualification?

  7. If you answered 'Yes' to the previous question, please list your GCSE grades achieved OR your equivalent qualification

  8. Do you hold any other relevant qualifications or experience?

About You - Section 4 of 4

NTP Academic Mentor declarations

Please complete the following declarations in order to progress your application as an Academic Mentor for the National Tutoring Programme.

Should you wish to discuss any of these points in further detail, please contact us either at or call us on 0345 013 0229.

Disqualification Declaration

In order to complete your application, we require you to answer some quick questions relating to the Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006, you can review the document here:

It sets out the circumstances in which individuals are disqualified from undertaking certain childcare work (relevant childcare work) under the relevant statutory provisions. As part of our safeguarding checks, we are required to check whether any candidates who are seeking work that involves relevant childcare work are 'disqualified' from carrying out that type of work. Individuals may be disqualified because they have either been convicted of a relevant offence or are subject to a relevant order.

  1. I confirm that I have read and understood the statutory guidance.

  2. Please select one of the options below (by completing this declaration you are confirming that you will notify the NTP team immediately if there are any changes to your status in relation to this question)

Criminal convictions:

Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, the provisions of Section4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 do not apply. Consequently, you are NOT entitled to withhold information about convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings which are considered spent under the Act other than certain old and minor cautions and convictions that are classed as “protected” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013.

The information you give will be treated in confidence and only consider where the offence is relevant to the post for which you are applying. Failure to declare any information may require us to exclude you from our register if the offence is not declared but later comes to light. By completing this declaration, you are also confirming that you understand and agree that you will update Cognition Education in the event that any investigation or prosecution relating to a criminal act and/or which could lead to a conviction after the most recent DBS/update service check occurs. Cognition Education complies fully with the relevant Codes of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly.

It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure based on conviction or other information revealed.

  1. Other than in respect of protected cautions or protected convictions, have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence, received any cautions/reprimands/warnings or do you have knowledge of any pending prosecutions in respect of alleged criminal offences, excluding road traffic offences not involving injury to a third party or a sentence of imprisonment?

  2. I agree to my information being shared and gathered between NTP services and understand that any details shared regarding convictions will be shared with prospective schools prior to me be offered a role.

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Thank you for completing our Academic Mentor application form.

Please note that during the next step of the application process we'll ask to see documentation including your Right to Work, qualification certificates, and your CV. We will be in touch within X working days to advise on next steps.