Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)
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 involved 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.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance learning materials.
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 should complete the course within 12 weeks.
The course will cover the following areas:
• Unit 1 – Understanding Mentoring
• Unit 2 – Mentoring Practice
• Unit 3 – Mentoring Skills
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.