Learning Mentor Level 3
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.
Learning Mentors 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 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 a first step towards a secondary role as an education and training professional).
About The Course
This course will help learners learn how the role fits within the wider education and training system and its associated responsibilities for quality and safeguarding. Learners will be trained to keep up-to-date with developments in the sector be able to provide current advice and guidance. Learners will also learn and practice some essential interpersonal skills for mentoring learners’ progression and achievement and liaising effectively with the ‘wider’ learning support team, linking across the employer-training provider partnership.
Typical Job Roles
Individual employers may set any entry requirements which may include:
- A strong aspiration to support learners.
- (As a dual-professional) A qualification, at an appropriate level in the candidate’s vocational/subject specialism.
- Recent experience and knowledge relevant to the context of the mentoring role (e.g. current industry standards).
Candidates may have achieved maths, English and ICT skills at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above) prior to commencing their training. Those that have not must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.
- Level 3 in Learning Mentor
- Level 1 Safeguarding
The LM could progress further within their vocation specialism and/or into roles involving the assessment and coaching of vocational learners.
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