The Learning Mentor

We are delighted to be able to offer our clients the opportunity to partner with us to deliver the Learning Mentor Level 3 Apprenticeship. We will work closely with you to create a bespoke Apprenticeship that meets the needs of your  learners and your organisation.

Duration: 1 year

Learning Hours: 300

Max funding: £5,000

Brief Description of the Learning Mentor 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. 

LMs will have sector-specific experience and qualifications, as determined by their employer or professional body, which they use to guide and advise those who are less experienced and new to a work role. The LM is therefore a ‘dual professional’ having both up-to-date knowledge and skills in a specialist vocational or subject area, together with the generic skills necessary to support learners (as potentially a first step towards a secondary role as an education and training professional).     

LMs therefore support the development of learners’ knowledge, skills and behaviours, throughout their programme, particularly in applying theoretical learning in practical work environments (and usually on a one-to-one, or small group, basis). They give practical, technical and/or pastoral support and guidance. 

LMs collaborate closely with colleagues, other ETS professional, employers and/or human resource colleagues to meet learners’ needs and achieve their potential.

For more info please visit: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/learning-mentor/

Content Overview

To achieve competence in each module, the learner undertakes a full range of learning activities including:-

Attending workshops; Working 1-1 with their own professional Coach-Mentor; Mentoring at least 3 mentees; Completing reflective summaries and self assessments.

The Learning Mentor Level 3 Apprenticeship is a blended learning programme where we deliver the knowledge and skills required through 12 Modules:-

All about learning

Understanding mentoring

Establishing effective mentoring Relationships

Communication Skills

Stakeholder management

Supporting the mentee

Resilience and Assertiveness

Equality, Diversity ad Equal Opportunities

Quality Assurance and Safeguarding

Challenge and Change

Bringing mentoring to a successful conclusion

Evaluation of learning

For more information on how we partner with you, please contact our Chief Executive Ed Parsloe either via email [email protected] or on 01869 338989