Course overview

Mentoring is a great way for you to help other people reach their potential. This can be a very rewarding experience both personally and professionally. Mentoring courses teach you essential leadership and communication skills for social work. This mentoring course gives you an insight into the world of mentorship. It can help you decide if you want to start working in mentorship or other support roles. Some examples include care work, youth work, or youth sports coaching. Understand the role of a mentor. Study best practices for effective mentorship. Gain awareness of the importance of the “mentoring agreement”.

Course description

Learn to review your own performance to understand how to guide others. Understand the importance of self-development for effective mentorship. Develop key skills employers look for, including team working and communication skills.

Your WEA tutor will advise and guide you through the course. Create a portfolio of tasks including discussions, presentations, simulations, and self-assessments.

To take this course you’ll need to have access to the internet. Communicate with your tutor and access learning materials through Canvas, the WEA’s digital learning portal.

This level 1 Mentoring course can help you decide if you are interested in job roles using mentoring skills. It prepares you for higher-level mentoring courses such as the NCFE Level 2 Award in Mentoring. You can also take other health and social care courses to learn to support others.

The WEA is committed to accessible adult education for all. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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