Level 3 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. Learning Mentors (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.
What will I study?
- Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 Credits)
- Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training (6 Credits)
- Understanding assessment in education and training (3 Credits)
How will I be assessed?
- Independent End Point Assessment
- Workplace observation and Q&A
- Professional discussion based on a showcase portfollio
How will the course be delivered?
Weekly attendance at college for taught sessions.
Mixture of work-based and progress assessment both written and observational to be completed in workplace.
The qualification is suitable for learners of 19 years of age and above.
There are no specific entry requirements and learners do not need to have teaching practice hours to achieve the qualification.
The Learning Mentor could progress further within their vocation specialism and/or into roles involving the assessment and coaching of vocational learners. They may also be eligible to progress onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation. The LM could progress further within their vocation specialism and/or into roles involving the assessment and coaching of vocational learners. They may also be eligible to progress onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.
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