SHEP Community Tutor Apprenticeship


Training Community Tutors is one of the three practitioner training pathways in SHEP.

Our programme to train Community Tutors involves both participation in training (Tutor Training) and participating in Apprenticeship(s), usually with an experienced SHEP Community Tutor.

Our training programme is an experiential programme – and as such it is not linked to the National Framework of Qualifications.

The SHEP Tutor Training Programme, including our apprenticeship programme, is professional development, but is not a professional qualification.

While we remain committed to supporting the development of community education facilitators, there are limits to the number of people who can be accepted onto our apprenticeship programme.

There are limited opportunities in the community education field for group facilitators and community tutors. It is important that those who seek to participate in a SHEP Apprenticeship do so with appropriate expectations.

Next Apprenticeship In-take

We are currently developing plans for our next Tutor Training courses. The next Apprenticeship in-take may commence in early 2023, following the next proposed round of Tutor Training in 2022.