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This qualification is designed to develop knowledge of mentoring skills and practice. The course structure gives the opportunity for the learner to also improve their own skills and develop an understanding of the techniques and knowledge required for mentoring.
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is ideal for anyone with an interest and/or some involvement in mentoring. It is also suitable for learners prior to or in employment who wish to develop their understanding of mentoring or related subjects such as coaching, or for those in a support role, such as learning support or classroom assistants. Learners need to be aware that the third unit does require evidence of mentoring being carried out so access to a mentee is required.
This qualification is designed for learners who want to gain a deeper understanding of the role of a mentor and to develop the skills needed to become an effective mentor. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification. This qualification is suitable for learner’s aged pre-16 and above.
How is the course delivered?
Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at times convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Assessments are based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme and work-based activities and experience – learners will also need access to a mentee to carry out mentoring with for evidence towards unit 3. Learners should complete the course within 12 weeks.
To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Award in Mentoring, learners are required to successfully complete 3 mandatory units.
Unit 1 Role of a Mentor
Unit 2 Preparing for the role of a mentor
Unit 3 Demonstrating mentoring skills and techniques
The qualification aims to provide a sound preparation for further study and access to a range of vocational qualifications, including Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring, Level 2 Teaching Assistant, Level 3 Leadership and Management and Level 3 Project Management.