Learning and Skills Mentor

Course duration 12 months

Qualification L4 Learning & Skills Mentor 

1-2-1 Training

Up to 100% funded

Mentoring has long been recognized as an essential component of vocational training and apprenticeships. The role of Learning Mentor is a formal acknowledgment of this crucial function.
In this role, you will leverage your industry-specific expertise and qualifications, as determined by your employer, to provide guidance and support to individuals who are new to a particular job role. As a Learning Mentor, you are expected to possess a unique blend of current knowledge and skills within your area of specialization, as well as the necessary generic skills to effectively assist learners. This dual professional role may serve as a stepping stone towards a future career as an education and training professional.
Within a business setting, Learning Mentors operate within the learning and development department. Collaborating closely with colleagues and other professionals in the industry, you will draw upon your experience and knowledge to offer valuable advice and guidance to employees seeking assistance

Learning and Skills Mentor Career Path

Learning & Skills Mentor £30,000
Coaching Professional £40,000
Executive Coach £50,000+
Programme overview
Unit No. Section Title Learning Aim
1 The role of a mentor Learners will learn about the role and responsibilities of a mentor, professional boundaries and conduct. They will explore how to establish a mentoring contract and how to record and share information along with analysing the key skills needed to be a successful mentor.
2 The mentoring relationship Learners will learn about how to get to know their mentee, how to structure and plan sessions and review action plans.
3 Mentoring v Coaching Learners will consider the difference between mentoring and coaching, how to coach using the GROW model and how to deal with difficult mentoring sessions.
4 Resources, advice giving and safeguarding Learners will analyse how to provide accurate and relevant vocational/pastoral advice and guidance, where to obtain advice and what and how to refer relevant information to professional services. The will also learn about safeguarding rules and procedures.
5 Effective questioning, active listening, assertiveness techniques and giving and receiving feedback Learners will explore the types of questions to ask in a mentoring session, how to listen actively, reflect and paraphrase.  They will look at how to act assertively, use Emotional Intelligence and give and receive constructive feedback.
6 Planning learning programmes Learners will explore how to plan the mentee’s learning, how to maintain records correctly and how to keep stakeholders informed.
7 Managing change and being resilient Learners will define and understand the importance of resilience and mental toughness and look at ways of being more resilient.  They will analyse change management models and look at how to  support a mentee through change.
8 Keeping skills and knowledge up to date Learners will consider opportunities for continuing professional development and how to devise a development plan