Structured courses

Admissions Policy

We want to ensure that you only enrol on courses that are suitable for you. If you are applying for higher level courses, you will be expected to have previously obtained four GCSEs at Grade C and above or an equivalent qualification. Some higher-level subjects require prior knowledge of the subject, which is why you will need to be 11 years of age to enrol on a KS3 qualification and 13 years of age to enrol on to a GCSE qualification.


It is your responsibility to ensure that you find an examination centre and enter for your exam in good time, but our Examinations Officer will give you all the help possible to organise this.

What does the fee cover?

  • A complete set of the course study packs
  • Full tutor support including:
  • Marking of all assignments
  • 50 hours of guided learning per course
  • Written answers to specific study problems


What is not covered by the fee?

  • Additional textbooks
  • Examination entry fee
  • Delivery outside the UK mainland



When we receive your application, your Student Adviser will contact you to finalise the details of the course fees, delivery of the course materials, etc. Your Student Adviser will also agree on examination dates with you.  If during your course you need to change your proposed examination date, you must contact us as soon as possible. In most cases, it is possible for students to defer but this is always at the discretion of The Local Teachers and fees may be incurred.


You may cancel all or part of your programme of study at any time before you receive your course materials and you will receive a refund of all amounts paid except the registration fee.

During the first seven days after receiving your course materials, you may cancel your course in writing and return the course materials to The Local Teachers at your own expense. Provided we receive the course materials in good condition, you will receive a refund of all amounts paid except the registration fee within the next 21 days.

Not for resale

The courses are provided to an individual as a complete package.  No part of that package be it the tutor support or physical materials may be resold or passed on to a third party.



Private Tuition

Find high quality one-to-one tuition at affordable prices. Our tutors aren’t just subject experts. They are also role models, mentors and coaches. Young, bright and successful, they have a strong understanding of the contemporary curriculum and the academic pressures today’s students face. Excellent communication skills are vital for effective teaching – which is why we interview every tutor as part of our selection process.


How to make payment online

Making payment is simple. Just login to your account, click on the Pay button, complete the payment form with your card details and submit the form to make your payment.
If you have a User Account and are logged in to make the payment, you will have the option to save your credit card details, so that you can simply select your card details for future invoice payments.



Students can cancel their tuition up to 12 hours prior to when the lesson is due to start at no cost. If the tuition is cancelled within less than 12 hours’ notice, we will charge 50% of the tuition fee for that session. If we have not been notified of any cancellations we preserve the right to charge the full price of the tuition that was booked.



You may request a refund for unused credit (excluding any Additional Credits as defined which shall have no cash equivalent and shall not be refundable or capable of being withdrawn other than by means of redemption in respect of Tutoring Services) at any time. You must put in your request by email to and include all your details i.e. your full name, sort code number and account number. Your refund will be processed within 21 days of receipt of your refund request (subject to the time scales imposed by the respective banking clearing systems). Refunds shall only be provided in respect of credits purchased less than six months prior to the refund request. No refunds shall be permitted in respect of credits purchased more than six months prior to the refund request.

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