Approved Learning Provider and Examination Centre

We are an approved learning provider and Examinations Centre operating under JCQ and Ofqual regulations.
We are the only approved Centre in the North East approved by the Exam Boards listed below as well as CAIE, OCR, Edexcel and AQA.

Unique, tried and tested validation processes.

Yes, we did support hundreds of private candidates to acquire CAGs in 2020

We continue to support private candidates through the adapted assessment procedures set in place by Ofqual. We supported hundreds of private candidates to acquire Centre Assessed Grades in 2020. We have comprehensive validation processes in line with regulations to support you.

Yes, Covid-19 still impacts the examination process in 2021, but we are a highly experienced team with great successes to our name and we are ready to support you.

Yes, we WILL support private candidates through adapted assessment procedures in 2021


We are a private, approved examination centre and independent learning provider committed to offering a high-quality service for all private examination candidates with permanent UK residency, including homeschooled children, young and adult resitters and first-timers. We cover most qualifications governed by JCQ. We are accredited to support academic exams offered by Edexcel, AQA, OCR, CIE. In addition, we offer creative accreditation in performing arts with LAMDA, Trinity College London, Arts Award, RGT and London College of Music. 


Want us to look after your learning as well as your exam? We are an approved learning provider in our own right and do not ‘outsource’ our course delivery to generic online providers.

Tuition is via group or one to one, with real tutors. We don’t just email you generalised comments. We give you personal attention using traditional face-to-face taught sessions.

You will know and work with your tutor weekly and they will know you, your work and your potential.

We have qualified tutors waiting to support you in your chosen subject. We can support in person and online delivery and we even have our own creative learning platform.

We facilitate most academic and creative subjects and qualifications from Functional Skills to A levels.

Contact us to find out more information.

Links to government guidance for Exams in 2021

The Spring exam series began on January 4th and we were well placed to receive all candidates as expected, despite the national lockdown. We ran all exams successfully. We are full-prepared for all eventualities regarding exams, regardless of changes in assessment regulations.

We have also provided some advice and guidance below regarding the upcoming Spring Exam Series and welcome your cooperation – by reading the guidance and taking any appropriate action – so that exams can operate safely and securely for all.
Please also take a look at Our Centre Requirements below.

Guidance for households with possible or confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Info about local restrictions. NOTE: all candidates can travel for exams.

The government’s requirements for candidates’ safe travel.

You will be required to wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, arrange a free test before you attend your exam.

Government guidance if you have a positive test result and need to shield.

Our Centre Requirements

  1. Only those visiting candidates, showing Covid-19 symptoms should have a documented negative Covid-19 test result within the last 5 days. Please bring this documentation with you. If you are showing symptoms and do not bring this documentation with you, we may have to refuse entry in the interests of safety.
  2. All candidates will be required to wear a face covering, unless exempt on medical grounds. Click here for more information.
  3. As an additional safeguard, all candidates will be required to use the test and trace app on their mobile device to record their attendance at the exam centre and to have their temperature taken. More information on the NHS Test and Trace app is available here.
  4. All candidates must adhere to social distancing rules within the buildings and rooms.

We want The Enter Centre to be a safe place for staff and invigilators to work and support you, and we want it to be safe for everyone.

Our service

Our service is to provide opportunities for candidates to engage with the current and lawful process of accredited examinations. We appreciate this can appear in a range of legitimate guises (as Covid-related government decisions are made), but our quality, passion and willingness to support never changes.

Testimonials 2020

We’re proud to have supported our candidates as we remained open, supportive and proactive throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, when other centres closed, or dropped candidates entirely. We kept on working for our candidates to allow them to improve their career opportunities and life goals.

The Enter Centre has gone the extra mile during the pandemic keeping me informed as to the process due to the exams being cancelled and the options available. Being there by phone and email. Taking the time to listen and guide me through the process. Thanks to you all for a job well done.


The centre has helped me in the past months I think the centre has done a great job. I am really impressed at the job this centre has done during the pandemic. This situation was really unexpected and hard for everyone, but the way the centre managed to deal with it was really good. I am really happy.


Thank you for the work that the exam centre has put in, in order for students to progress. The examination centre would have been doing a lot of unseen work in what was a worrying time for everyone. Thank you again and no doubt it will not be the last time we will be using your examination centre.


Enter CIC offered a high-quality and first-class service. Even when Covid 19 meant all exams would be cancelled. Reading on social media how others were unable to be considered for a grade, we were so pleased that Enter CIC worked with our learning provider. We’ll be applying for further exams at Enter CIC.


Thank you so much for all your team’s help achieving a grade.


I am so happy we chose Enter CIC for my A Level Sociology Exam. This year’s been very stressful, but Enter CIC’s been so helpful and positive throughout. They worked hard ‘behind the scenes’ with my Course Provider to ensure I could gain a grade for the cancelled exam. Thank you for your help in gaining my A Level.


Thank you so much for all the help and support in getting {…} her GCSE grades. You went above and beyond in ensuring {she} could get results when other centres quickly let us down. We also appreciated your support with her January exams. Again you went above and beyond to ensure she received the additional help she was entitled to as well as providing a comfortable environment for her to sit exams in.


I would like to thank you and everyone who has been involved with myself and {…} during the examination process. It was a challenge trying to find an exam centre that would accept an external candidate, but Enter CIC were very accommodating, helpful and supportive of {…} needs. 


{…} is extremely happy and proud of her grades. Thanks for all your help with this year.


The Enter Centre

The Enter Centre is a great environment for private exam candidates and is the perfect environment for subject learning. We offer Edexcel, AQA, OCR, CIE, and support a wide array of GCSE, IGCSE, A Levels, BTECs and Functional Skills qualifications. We also support day or evening learning programme delivery.

Service for All

We support all UK and international private candidates from all areas of education including homeschooled, state and private schools, returning learners, career change learners and many more. We can support your learning and exam needs. Call us on 01740 655437.

Practical Endorsements

We can support Practical Endorsements in some subjects. Practical endorsements are parts of an exam that must be carried out and assessed in person and in a practical environment. For details on which Practical Endorsements we support, please contact us on 01740 655437.