Mentoring NCFE Level 1

This accredited course allows you to gain an understanding of mentoring and to develop the skills and understanding required in order to become an effective mentor. There will be an emphasis on the practical skills of applying mentoring techniques to a range of situations. This accredited course allows you to gain an understanding of mentoring and to develop the skills and understanding required in order to become an effective mentor. There will be an emphasis on communication skills and goal setting as well as the practical skills of applying mentoring techniques to a range of situations.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 26th September 2017
1000 - 1300
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
FE062
Full fee:
£120
Concessionary fee:*
£10

TUTOR:

Kirsten Joris

Address

TBC

This accredited course allows you to gain an understanding of mentoring and to develop the skills and understanding required in order to become an effective mentor. There will be an emphasis on the practical skills of applying mentoring techniques to a range of situations. This accredited course allows you to gain an understanding of mentoring and to develop the skills and understanding required in order to become an effective mentor. There will be an emphasis on communication skills and goal setting as well as the practical skills of applying mentoring techniques to a range of situations.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Developing communication, listening and questioning skills.
  • Giving feedback, supporting problem solving and social skills, reflective practice and legal aspects within the role.
  • Understanding types of mentoring, the benefits to the mentor and mentee.
  • Understanding mentoring agreements and goal-setting.
  • Understanding networking and referral.
  • Organising mentoring meetings, providing support through mentoring, use of documentation in mentoring, developing own skills.

  • COURSE CONTENT

    Unit 1: Role of the mentor

    Unit 2: Preparation for the role of mentor

    Unit 3: Demonstrating mentoring skills and techniques


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used on the course, including tutor input, group discussions, paired work, individual assignments. There will be an emphasis on practising and developing the practical mentoring skills.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    L2 English Required. Students will need a phone interview with tutor prior to enrolment.

    Course members should:

    • Be reasonably confident expressing their ideas in written form.
    • Display empathy towards people experiencing difficulties.
    • Be non-judgemental.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Written exercises, homework and practice reviews completed throughout the course. Course members build a portfolio of work as the course progresses.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Students will need to allow one-two hours a week for homework.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Please bring a pen, an A4 folder and A4 notepaper to the first lesson.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Volunteering as a mentor; Social Science and Care qualifications at L2 or L3.
    The course would contribute excellent study/experience for those wishing to enter training for social work, youth work, probation work, teaching, classroom support etc (although other entry qualifications would also be required).

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