Membership is designed for Individual tutors, including both freelancers and those who work for companies, and Tutoring Companies, Study Centres, and Agencies in the UK or abroad.
International Members are welcome. Members not based in the UK agree that any complaint made against them will be dealt with in the UK under English Law.
Tutors working with children and / or vulnerable adults must have a current DBS check.
Our recommendation is that they would have or apply for an Enhanced certificate and that it is less than one year old.
TTA is able to process checks* on behalf of members who do not currently have one. The process has to be initiated by the member straight after membership approval.
Corporate members have the ability to process a limited number of DBS checks* for tutors working with Corporate members.
With effect from 1st October 2021 -for Corporate members we will process ID documents for 20 of their tutors, per annum from their renewal date, at no charge. (Please note, the DBS Check fees are still payable on Capita's platform). Additional applications will be charged at £5.00 each.
DBS applications for Corporate tutors who are TTA members in their own right, will continue to be processed free of charge.
*Processing fees are additional to the membership rate.
For more information and guidance related to DBS checks, click here.
Code of Practice, Ethics and Child Protection
Subscription to the Association's Code of Practice for organisational and individual members (which now includes Ethics and the Child Protection Guidance) is a requirement of membership. Corporate members are responsible for monitoring whether tutors with whom they work honour this Code.
TTA registered tutors are required to have a DBS less than twelve months old. Individual members who work for a Tutoring company should sign up to and adhere to their own company policy/ies too.
Online Tutoring Companies should hold a Code of Conduct which should include a clause on cyber-bullying.
All members are required to produce two suitable references, both or character and work experience and skills. These can be from past employers or comments from past or current clients.
References must be submitted within three months of joining.
Contractual Rules of Membership
All members are required to accept and sign up to the Rules of Membership.
Applicants must be students who are under 25, studying for their first degree (a level 5 or 6 qualification) in University or College. The membership rate lasts until the first renewal date after graduation.
Designed for individual tutors, including both freelancers and those who work for companies.
For Individuals referred by a Tutoring Company / Agency who's a Corporate Member. Applicants must produce the Corporate's valid membership number during the application process.
Each level includes a specific number of Individual Memberships for individuals within your organisation. Any other Tutors working with you can apply for Individual Membership at a special rate of £60 per annum by selecting the option “Tutors Attached to Corporate Members” on the application page and providing your organisation's name and membership number.
Designed for smaller tutoring organisations (under 25 tutors)
Designed for established tutoring organisations
Designed for mature tutoring organisations
For Study Centres, Franchisees or Organisations attached to a Principal Member