Learning Mentor (LM) Level 3
Craven Park Training and Enterprise Centre
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Why this apprenticeship?
Mentoring takes place in all parts of the Education and Training Sector and staff-development contexts. Within the Learning Mentor apprenticeship, you could be supporting learners of all ages and all levels to develop within a new work role. These learners may be apprentices themselves, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants to new CEOs) in the workplace or in any vocational learning environment. This might be the first steps towards your aspirations to be a leader/manager or to work within education or training.
You will have sector-specific experience and qualifications, as determined by your employer or professional body, which you will use to guide and advise those who are less experienced and are new to a work role. The learning Mentor is therefore a ‘dual professional’, having both up-to-date knowledge and skills in a specialist vocational or subject area and the generic skills necessary to develop, support and advise others.
If you enjoy motivating others, are aspirational and have a passion for learning and sharing your knowledge, skills and behaviours, this apprenticeship could be for you.
You will be experienced and/or qualified within your current role and your work place position will enable you to support two different individuals/learners to allow you to meet the standard of the Learner Mentor apprenticeship.
What qualification(s) will I achieve?
- Level 1 Safeguarding
- English, maths and ICT Functional Skills Level 2 (for those that have not achieved a grade C or Level 4 or above)
- Level 3 Learning Mentor Apprenticeship Standard
The course aims to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours and on completion of the programme you will be able to:
- understand the role of the Mentor within standard practices of the workplace
- liaise with colleagues and relevant stakeholders to meet learning needs and follow procedures
- provide or signpost to valid information and expert advice and guidance, ensuring an up-to-date knowledge of education and career progression opportunities and workplace practice and expectations
- support the learner in the acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding
- maintain the quality and safety of provision including currency of own professional skills and knowledge and complying with relevant organisational guidelines and legislation
- understand and demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the role
You must attend and achieve a Level 1 Safeguarding qualification whilst on your course.
All apprenticeship standards are required to have an end-point assessment that is carried out by an independent organisation. Apprentices must pass the end-point assessment in order to achieve the apprenticeship certificate.
The end-point assessment for the Learning Mentor involves the following:
- An observation of two different learner mentor sessions
- Professional discussion based on your portfolio
What can I do after this apprenticeship?
This course is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to progress into roles where you supervise and mentor in a range of environments. This could also lead to progression to different roles in the education sector like a tutor/trainer.