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Patoss require Professional Practice Tutors and Mentors

To meet ever growing demands, we are seeking to expand our pool of tutors and mentors working in key areas and are now looking for highly experienced assessors and tutors to join our team in providing online support to course participants and mentees.

The popular Patoss courses, AAA - Assessing for Access Arrangements and PPAR – Professional Practice in Assessment and Reporting, are delivered through blended learning, each comprising four face-to-face training days and a dedicated online learning platform.

These courses develop the theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning the assessment of learners; in the case of the AAA, assessing for examination access arrangements in line with the JCQ and Awarding Body regulations, and for the PPAR developing assessment practice for the award of an SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate.

The Patoss mentoring service provides a personalised, SASC approved CPD package to enable practising assessors to further develop their confidence and expertise in conducting assessments.

Professional Practice Tutors are qualified assessors with considerable experience of carrying out full diagnostic assessments and / or assessing for access arrangements.

Tutors guide students through course requirements, including assessment tools and techniques, analysis of findings and completion of report paperwork. In the case of the AAA programme, tutors also support students in the completion of a number of written tasks, including an academic essay.  

Good communication skills, both orally and in writing, are essential for these roles and experience of online mentoring or tutoring would be beneficial.


The role, which is home-based, will suit individuals with flexibility and enthusiasm. Applicants must hold a current SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate.

For further details about the Job description and person specification please click here. JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

For details on the application procedure please click here: Patoss Professional Practice Tutor / Mentor Application Procedure

To apply please complete the application form and email it along with supporting documentation to Mandy Williams at

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 13th December 2019.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 7th and 8th January 2020.



Creative Writing for Learners with Dyslexia (SpLD) Tutor

Salary: £35.78 - £35.78

Location: Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London

Closing date: 21 July 2019


Creative Writing for Learners with Dyslexia (SpLD) Tutor

LOCATION: Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London 

SALARY: £35.78 per hour inclusive of pro rata holiday entitlement and preparation time. 


City Lit is London's largest provider of learning for adults, inspiring over 30,000 students a year and offering more then 5,000 courses.  As a leader in our field, we have a reputation for delivering a high quality student experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the Writing department, a team of over fifty committed writing professionals who provide the widest range of creative, academic, and business writing courses to adults in London. If you are a published writer with experience teaching creative writing to adults, and an interest in current debates in creative writing, we would love to hear from you. You will be part of a supportive team, and receive plenty of opportunities for developing your teaching practice.


We are looking to recruit a tutor to teach Creative Writing for Learners with Dyslexia (SpLD), an introductory course that introduces learners to a range of approaches to creative writing. We are looking to recruit a qualified creative writer with a good publication profile, and demonstrable experience teaching creative writing to adults with dyslexia (SpLD). You will have a passion for writing, and be confident teaching across different forms of creative writing.

Please see the course outline for further information:


13th January – 17th February 2020 on Monday’s between 17:30 – 19:30.


  • Proven experience teaching creative writing to adults with dyslexia (SpLD).
  • A good publication profile.
  • A recognised professional qualification in supporting adults with dyslexia.

To apply for this role please submit your CV and a covering letter (as one document) that demonstrates your skills and experience against the selection criteria. Please complete our online application form using the following web link:

Closing Date: 23:59 on Sunday, 21st July 2019

Interview Date: TBC

For any specific enquiries, please email

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