The Scholars Programme - Application Form

Please choose the region where you would like to attend an Assessment Centre should you be successful in this application. Please note the most common locations for our Assessment Centres in the various regions and select accordingly:

East of England: Cambridge, Essex, Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham, Norwich, Milton Keynes  
London: London, Canterbury, Oxford
West Midlands: Birmingham, Warwick
Northern Ireland: Belfast                                                                                            
North of England: Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Keele, Liverpool, Lancaster, Manchester
Scotland: Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh
South Coast: Southampton, Sussex, Brighton
South West: Bristol, Exeter
Wales: Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth, Bangor
Section 1: Personal Details
We use the following information for tracking your application and evaluating our recruitment in line with equal opportunities legislation. The information given here is not shared with anyone else and in no way affects the success of your application to work a Scholars Programme tutor.

** We work with fantastic tutors with disabilities and want to continue to do so.  We are asking for this information in order to best support your application and any future work with us and will never make a decision on your suitability to work as a tutor based on this disclosure.

Section 2: Contact Details

Preferably your mobile phone number. Please leave no spaces.

Please separate lines by commas, e.g. Flat 7, 14 Woodland Road, London.

Section 3: Academic History


Enter the date you completed, or will complete, your PhD

Please select the university where you are currently studying or teaching. Please note we recruit from all universities - if your institution is not listed here, please write it in "Current University (Other)" below.

Please select the university where you are studying for your PhD, or where you completed your doctoral research. Please note we recruit from all universities - if your institution is not listed here, please write it in "PhD University - other".

Master's Degree

Bachelor's Degree

Section 4: How did you hear about The Brilliant Club
Please click on all relevant options.

Section 5: Employment and Placement Details

You must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK in order for us to process your application to work as a Scholars Programme tutor. The following groups will typically be eligible: UK citizens, EU nationals and international students residing with a Tier IV visa. If you do not fit into one of these groups then please check your eligibility before proceeding.

The Brilliant Club provides enhanced disclosure DBS checks for all its PhD tutors. These show all unspent convictions. A conviction does not necessarily mean we will not be able to place you in a school, however an unspent conviction can make it more challenging to place a PhD tutor in a school. We approach these on a case-by-case basis in discussion with the PhD tutor and potential placement schools. If you have any questions on this, please contact, and the team will be happy to set up a phone call to discuss this further.
Section 6: Assessment Questions

Note – it is not a requirement that you have any previous experience of working with young people so don’t worry if this is the case.
2020/21 Placements
This academic year are you interested in working on:

Please note that this will not affect the application process, but will allow us to plan the most appropriate training route for you

For more information on the National Tutoring Programme please visit

Privacy Policy

At The Brilliant Club we take your privacy seriously. By ticking this box, you confirm that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy, and that you are consenting to The Brilliant Club using your personal information for the purposes of administering your account and providing the products and services you have requested from us.