Home Tutoring and Shadow Education

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Home Tutoring and Shadow Education
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Home and Shadow Education Tutor
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

There is currently a sustained ‘boom’ in demand for tutors in all areas of home tutoring, including shadow education – where private tuition shadows that of the school curriculum. From raising the predicted grades of academic students to teaching a musical instrument or language ‘just for fun’, this course will teach you how to structure and plan tutorials, create interesting and relevant resources and meet client expectations. No matter what area or level you would like to teach, this course will provide you with the knowledge you need to start your new career as a home tutor.


  • Lesson One
    • The Opportunities and Challenges of Home Tutoring
      • If You Can Do, Teach!
      • Shadowing Formal Education
      • Home Tutoring
      • What Clients Want
  • Lesson Two
    • Getting Started
      • Balancing Your Skills
      • The Student Details Sheet
      • Taking a Telephone Enquiry
      • The First Meeting
  • Lesson Three
    • A Framework for Learning
      • A Positive Relationship
      • The Student’s Needs
      • The First Assessment Activity
      • Concluding the Tutorial and Looking Ahead
      • Reporting Back
  • Lesson Four
    • Understanding Measures of Attainment
      • Tutoring Academic Subjects
      • Tutoring Non-Academic Subjects
      • Tutoring Non-Examined Subjects
  • Lesson Five
    • Structuring Your Tutorial
      • The Four Phase Tutorial
      • Case Study One:  Journalism Tutorial
      • Case Study Two:  Photography Tutorial
      • Case Study Three:  Tutorial for a Gym Instructor Course
  • Lesson Six
    • Tutoring for Examination Success
      • Case Study Four:  English Literature Tuition
      • Using Past Examination Papers
      • The Practice Examination Essay
  • Lesson Seven
    • Tutoring a Non-Examined Subject
      • Case Study Five:  Foreign Language Tuition
      • Case Study Six:  Musical Tuition
  • Lesson Eight
    • Monitoring Progress and Staying On Course
      • Identifying Problems and Finding Solutions
      • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Testing
      • Understanding and Applying Marking Criteria
  • Lesson Nine
    • Creating Resources
      • Example Resources
  • Lesson Ten
    • Building On Success
      • Evaluating Your Business Success
      • Expanding Your Business
      • Developing a Portfolio of Learning Materials

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.