The first overview chapter contains a summary of the content that tutors are required to cover for each qualification, key stage, and subject in each of the different age groups. There is also some guidance on how to work out what tutors will need to cover with their first students and recommendations for resources to find out more about each subject and age group.

In each section throughout the rest of the chapter, tutors can find information drawn directly from the National Curriculum, with age-appropriate goals and guidance on the content and skills that tutors should be covering in lessons. There is also information on how to discuss the goals of non-academic students, such as adult EFL students.