Mentoring is a valuable tool to aid personal and professional development. If you wish to take on a mentoring role in the workplace, an educational setting or health sector organisation, then this course could be for you.
Content and structure
There is one mandatory unit in this course, covering the following topics:
• The mentoring process
• How to apply a model of mentoring to practice
• Using effective communication skills in relation to mentoring
• Planning a mentoring programme
• Reviewing own practice as a mentor
• How to improve own mentoring practice
Delivery and duration
This course is delivered via blended learning utilising e-learning, participation in a face-to-face training day and distance assessment.
The course is self-paced and you have up to 6 months to complete it, although the actual time will be dependent on your access to a suitable mentee and your personal motivation.
Throughout the course you will receive support from the YSD team, including:
• Technical support in relation to accessing the e-learning and using the online learning management system
• Access to your tutor/assessor, the Learning Support Officer and the Curriculum Manager who collectively will be able to offer you help, advice and guidance in relation to the course content, the training venue and facilities, assessment and any adjustments required, and anything else you want help with!
• Distance tutorials to assess your initial requirements and goals, reflect on your achievements and challenges to date and on your next steps
You will be assessed remotely through the following assessment methods:
• Online short-answer questions that relate to the e-learning
• Written questions and discussion with your assessor
• Practical demonstration (via video) of effective communication skills to mentor a mentee within an organisation
• Completion of records associated with a mentoring programme
You will receive the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Award in Mentoring Practice following successful completion of the assessment tasks.
To access this course you need to be aged 16 or over and have a level of maturity appropriate to the role of mentoring.
To pass the assessment will need to have access to one mentee within an organisation.
Achievement of the qualification may lead to enhanced employment opportunities in human resources, probation, police work, health services, social services, schools, further education, higher education or children’s services.
You may decide that you want to progress your studies further; for example to other Level 3 or Level 4 qualifications in Mentoring, Counselling or Coaching.
We can deliver bespoke learning for groups of 10 or more. Please call Chloe on 01509 226653.