Welcome to The Scholars Programme. This section of The Brilliant Club’s PhD tutor training is designed to prepare you to deliver a pre-designed Scholars Programme placement.

Stage 1: Introductory Module

If you have not completed your safeguarding training, please ensure you view this introductory module before continuing your training. All newly recruited tutors should complete both sessions in this module. Tutors who have worked with us before, please do feel free to watch the welcome video if you wish, which provides an introduction to The Brilliant Club and tutor training.

Stage 2: Online Training Modules (you are here)

For a summary of the training you need to complete to deliver a pre-designed course, please click here.

These sessions will draw on all three of our core principles for effective delivery, but in particular they will look at:

  • Planning
  • Progress

There are two sessions in total to work through to complete this training. By the end of the training, you will have:

  • Identified your course’s key outcomes and content
  • Begun to plan your tutorials
  • Explored techniques for engaging younger pupils
  • Considered best practise for marking and feedback

After completing these two modules, you will be asked to complete an exit quiz.  Please ensure you complete this exit quiz to finish the training.

What materials are available? 

On the following pages you will find a series of training videos, explanatory text and activities to complete.  To support your training, we have developed the following resources for tutors:

  • Your course handbook – please ensure you have received this from your Programme Officer before beginning this training
  • Planning resources, including a tutorial planning template to support you in preparing for tutorials
  • Exemplar resources for your reference, linked on each training page
  • Some of our pre-designed courses have additional resources.  You can access these here. Please note the password for this area of the website is different – please use CourseResources to access the relevant resources.

What happens at the end of these online modules? 

There will be an exit quiz and feedback survey for you to complete. These will ask questions about the content, but also collect feedback from you. One of the charity’s core values is to act on the best available data, so feedback from our tutors is very important to us.

Please make sure you complete the exit quiz to confirm you have completed the training.

How to make the most of this online training

There are prompts throughout the video sessions to pause and complete tasks that will help you towards preparing to deliver a course through either The Scholars Programme or Brilliant Tutoring Programme. We have suggested timings, but feel free to take whatever amount of time you think is appropriate for you to complete them.

You can also refer to the available guidance and examples mentioned above.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact

Dr Lauren Mottle
Teaching and Learning Manager, The Scholars Programme