Mentoring is the foundation of vocational training and apprenticeships.
This apprenticeship is the first formal recognition of the Learning Mentor role. Mentoring currently takes place in all parts of the Education & Training sector, including work based and independent training provision; further, adult and higher education; offender learning and the voluntary sector.
Learning Mentors are ‘dual-professionals’. This requires knowledge and skills in a specialist vocational subject area in addition to the ability to help people to learn.
The end-point assessment on this programme involves: • Observations, followed by questions and answers • Professional Discussion, based on a portfloio (reflective log, observations, self-assessment against standards, progress reviews, development plans, learner feedback)
The apprenticeship is graded Distinction, Pass or Fail.
Individual employers may require a relevant qualification AND up-to-date experience in a specialist subject.
If you haven't got Level 2 English & Maths you'll need to study Functional Skills alongside your apprenticeship.
Some employers may also require that you achieve a Level 3 qualification in Assessing prior to completing your programme.
Complete this programme and you could choose to look for work enabling you to progress further within your specialism.
You might decide to pursue roles involving the assessment and coaching of vocational learners.
And you may be qualified to move into a teaching role within an education or training organisation.