This qualification covers the basics of providing mentoring support in any situation, whether it be a work, voluntary or personal capacity.
Mentoring is all about supporting and guiding others that may benefit from your skills and experience. No prior qualification or experience of mentoring is required, just a keenness to help others.
The course is delivered over a number of weeks in a group setting, and includes a range of interactive exercises and tasks for learners to complete. As you would expect, there is a strong emphasis on communication skills in this award, as well as practical and legal aspects of mentoring. There is an expectation that learners will complete work outside of sessions and further individual study is encouraged.
Learners who complete this course may consider going on to a higher level mentoring award or specialising in other related areas, such as counselling or coaching.