Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?
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.
As a Learning Mentor, you will have sector-specific experience and qualifications, as determined by your employer, which you use to guide and advise those who are less experienced and 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, together with the generic skills necessary to support learners (as potentially the first step towards a secondary role as an education and training professional).
Typical job roles include Learning support assistant, Special educational needs (SEN) support worker, Inclusion support worker, Learning mentor, Pastoral support worker, Behaviour support worker, Student support assistant, Teaching assistant, Educational support worker, School mentor, Learning coach, Educational mentor and Youth worker.
As a Learning Mentor, you will work within the learning and development provision of a business. Collaborating closely with your colleagues and other industry professionals, utilising your industry knowledge and experience to guide and advise employees who need your assistance.
This apprenticeship is suitable for: Those who have a role in HR or recruitment focused on recruitment and staff support or onboard new employees. Those in a learning and development role focusing on staff development.
Title of embedded diploma/qualification TQUK Level 1 Award in Safeguarding in a Learning Environment
End-point assessment organisation: TQUK LTD
How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 12 months apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
Cost: Non-levy employer contribution (5%) - £250 & levy paying employer contribution - £5000
What will you learn on the apprenticeship?
Apprentices will develop knowledge of:
- Effective practice in providing accurate and relevant vocational/pastoral advice and guidance
- Effective questioning, active listening and assertiveness techniques
- Learning programme requirements and the need to plan contextualised learning in authentic or realistic work settings with the learner support team
- Roles of assessors, coaches or teachers in providing practical help with assessment processes and requirements
- Who has a legitimate need to be kept informed of issues impacting on the learner’s well-being and progress
- Mentor’s role in supporting the learner’s development and how to provide valid evidence of progress and achievement
- Organisational and legal requirements for recording, storing and sharing information on learners’ progress, needs and welfare
- Roles of workplace and education provider colleagues who contribute to learners fulfilling their action plans
- How learners may become physically or psychologically at risk, and channels for reporting concerns
- Opportunities for continuing professional development
- Quality assurance requirements relating to the mentoring environment.
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