Course overview

Improve your mentoring skills to help others reach their full potential. This course builds on your existing knowledge of mentoring and support practices and helps you learn key skills for social work. Mentoring courses teach you crucial soft skills for support work, such as leadership and communication skills. This mentoring course is also perfect for you if you're interested in care work, youth work, or youth sports coaching.

Course description

Coaching and mentoring courses expand your understanding of the role of mentor figures and the skills needed to be a good mentor. In this course, you will gain deeper knowledge of the benefits of mentoring. Consider various legal and ethical aspects, as well as your responsibility towards others as a mentor.

Develop key skills employers look for in this level 2 mentoring course. Team working and communication are key skills for CVs in support work.

This mentoring course takes around 60 hours to complete. Your tutor will set various tasks including discussions, presentations, and worksheets. You will create a portfolio of these tasks for assessment. Your WEA tutor will advise and guide you through the course

This course prepares you to achieve an occupational qualification at Level 2 or above. You can go on to study Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring courses. If you have doubts about the right progression for you, your tutor will be happy to advise and discuss your options with you.

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.

We’re committed to helping you access and enjoy adult education. If there’s something we can do to help you, we will.

Studying with the WEA is nothing like school. Your WEA tutor will guide and support you through each step of your studies.

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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