Professional Tutor Recognition

FETN recognises that personal tutoring is central to learner success, and that effective tutoring promotes learner progress, enables learners to develop their personal, social and employability skills and helps in addressing individual learning and support needs. 

Raising the profile of this essential role lies at the heart of what we do. We are aware of how important it is for personal tutors to feel recognised and valued and this is why the FETN Professional Recognition Scheme has been developed collaboratively with FETN member institutions. 

Referenced against the National Occupational Standards for Personal Tutoring the Professional Recognition Scheme provides you with a valuable opportunity to evidence your practice against the requisite skills and competencies for the role, and to identify opportunities for continuous professional development. 

Levels of Recognition

The FETN Professional Recognition for Tutorial Practitioners is now available. The Advanced Tutor Practitioner and the Leader in Tutoring recognition will be made available shortly.

Practitioner in Tutoring

Designed for personal tutoring practitioners, this level of recognition demonstrates individual understanding and application of a broad range of effective approaches in delivering high-quality personal tutoring to individual learners.

Coming Soon

Advanced Practitioner in Tutoring

This is designed to recognise Personal Tutors who demonstrate excellent tutoring skills and have a significantly positive impact on their learners’ progress and development. As Advanced Tutoring Practitioners they will be expected to demonstrate how they contribute to the quality of tutoring and support colleagues to improve their tutoring practice.

Leader in Tutoring

This recognition is aimed at highly experienced personal tutors who can demonstrate excellent tutoring skills, provide support for others in their tutoring role, and make a significant impact on the quality of tutorial provision and practice at departmental or organisational level.

Application Process

Applications for Professional Recognition are made by submitting a portfolio of evidence, referencing their practice against the competencies of the National Occupational Standards for Personal Tutoring.  

The application process is designed to be developmental. Completing the portfolio of evidence provides applicants with the opportunity to reflect on their practice and plan for further professional development. A portfolio guide is provided to help candidates to prepare for successful submission.  

Submitted applications are independently assessed by experienced practitioners in the field, all of whom hold FETN Professional Recognition themselves. Having reviewed the application you will be advised of the outcome from one of the following:

  • The level of recognition applied for is granted
  • Applicant is advised to revise their application and resubmit
  • Recognition at a lower level is granted with the option to revise and resubmit to attain the desired level of recognition

Where the applicant is advised to revise and resubmit their portfolio they will have six weeks to submit for re-assessment. 

Application Costs

Individual Application

Professional Tutor Recognition is reasonably priced at £195 however as an FETN Member you are eligible to a reduced rate of £160 when logged in to your membership.

For non-members wishing to benefit from this discount along with other member benefits, please visit here for further membership details.   

Organisational Subscription

Colleges and Training organisations can purchase an annual subscription allowing up to 10 individuals to make an application for recognition within a 12 month period for £1750.

FETN Corporate and Corporate Plus members can sign in to benefit from the same annual subscription for £1150.

For non-member organisations wishing to benefit from this discount along with other member benefits, further details of FETN membership can be found here   

Find out more

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