Learning Mentor – Advanced Apprenticeship
Mentoring is – and has been for centuries – the foundation of vocational training and apprenticeships, yet this standard is the first formal recognition of this role. Nowadays, mentoring takes place in all parts of the Education and Training Sector (ETS) and staff-development contexts. LMs support learners of all ages, and all levels, to develop within a new work role. These learners may be, for example, apprentices, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants, to new CEOs) in the workplace, or in any vocational learning environment.
Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements, however you will undertake an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the apprenticeship. If you do not already have GCSE C or 3/4 grades in Maths and English you will be required to complete and achieve Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship.
This qualification provides you with the core knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to work in a Learning Mentor role.
You will learn:
- Provide mentoring support
- Communicate and collaborate effectively and use effective questioning, listening and assertiveness skills
- Identify and refer issues relevant to learners’ progress and well-being, to education-providers and/or workplace colleagues
- Maintain appropriate records for the learning programme, complying with quality, confidentiality and data protection requirements
- Liaise with relevant colleagues to support the implementation of learners’ action plans
- 1 day a week – College release
- 4 days a week – at the work place
- Delivered in the workplace
Your training officer and guide you through your apprenticeship and plan delivery to work around you and your job role. They will visit you in the workplace to support you with your course work and evidence collection and to conduct progress reviews with you and your employer. You will still be expected to continue to work, attend college and submit work during college holidays and your training officer will still be available to you.
There is a mandatory requirement for you to be given 20% of your apprenticeship time to complete off job learning. It is important that your employer is supportive of you on your learning journey and ensures that you are giving this time during normal paid working hours.
Throughout your apprenticeship you will be preparing for your end point assessment which is conducted by an external assessment organisation. You and your employer will agree when you can pass into the gateway and begin your end point assessment components:
- Observation followed by Q&A
- Professional discussion
Functional skills, if required, can be completed on your college day release with the functional skills tutors or in the workplace with your training officer.
Entry Requirements & Interview Process
There are no entry requirements, however you will undertake an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the apprenticeship. If you do not already have GCSE C or 3/4 grades in Maths and English you will be required to complete and achieve Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship.