Through our Brilliant Tutoring Programme we deliver core subject tutoring to pupils across the UK through our trained PhD and Masters student tutors.

What does the Brilliant Tutoring Programme offer for schools?

As an approved tuition partner of the National Tutoring Programme, The Brilliant Club supports state schools who have faced disruption from Covid-19 related measures. The Brilliant Tutoring Programme works in tandem with schools to provide extra support for students in core curriculum subjects. 

  • Our programme works with Lead Teachers to select three modules out of a module list to tailor the course to pupils needs. 
  • We offer intensive tutorials and heightened support for pupils in small groups of three pupils to one tutor. 
  • We measure progress using formative assessments throughout the programme and an assessment completed at the end of the programme.

We met with a small sample of Year 10 and 11 students remotely, to gain their initial experiences of the Brilliant Tutoring Programme thus far. Each of them were very complimentary and it seems that those engaging are already feeling the benefits of the additional tuition and another perspective of curriculum delivery.

Funding and School Contribution

Placements will be arranged in groups of six pupils (taught in two groups of three). There are two ways that schools can access the Brilliant Tutoring Programme online for 2021-22:

  • Tuition Partner Hub: Schools sign up to the Hub. This allows you to book tuition and track the programme. There is a70% government subsidy for schools in England to contribute towards the cost of the programme. The remaining 30% of costs is invoiced directly to schools.
  • School-Led Tutoring: Schools sign up directly with The Brilliant Club and report directly back to the Department for Education. Schools are allocated a ring-fenced grant to cover a proportion of the cost of the programme. We recommend that schools read through the full government guidance here to understand how this funding pot will work in their school.
Online TutoringTuition Partner HubSchool-Led
Total cost per placement

(six pupils, 15 hours of tutoring)

Total cost per pupil

(15 hours of tutoring)

Funding Contribution£1,260£1,215*
School Contribution£540£585

*This is an estimated amount based on the Department for Education’s calculated average cost of tutoring. Exact budgets will vary between schools. On the School-Led route, schools will be invoiced for the full cost of a placement (£1,800) but will receive the grant directly to partially cover these costs.

We are able to deliver in-person tutoring in limited geographic areas, via the Tuition Partners route.

In-person TutoringTuition Partner Hub
Total cost per placement

(six pupils, 15 hours of tutoring)

Total cost per pupil

(15 hours of tutoring)

Funding Contribution£1,890
School Contribution£810

On both routes, The Brilliant Club will provide a bespoke impact report to your school which details individual pupil progress and includes comprehensive written feedback from tutors. This can support with any reporting needed to the Department for Education through the School-Led funding route, or to the National Tutoring Programme Tuition Partners Hub.


School Contributions

For both funding routes, schools need to cover the unsubsidised costs. The Department for Education have recommended schools use the Recovery Premium or Pupil Premium to support this. Schools cannot use the School-Led Tutoring grant to cover the unsubsidised costs of the Tutoring Partner Hub route.

We are also able to deliver the programme to schools in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, though grants and subsidies are not currently available.

How does the Brilliant Tutoring Programme support pupils?

We support pupils’ progress by utilising the subject expertise and passion of post-graduate researchers and Masters students. Our Brilliant Tutoring Programme extensively trains tutors to develop their pedagogy and teaching practices so that pupils benefit from and are inspired by their tutorials. Recourses and materials are provided so pupils have a structured learning environment: 

  • Each pupil receives a handbook that contains all the material they need for their tutoring sessions.  
  • At the end of the programme, pupils receive one-to-one feedback from their tutor to support their future progress.