Learning Mentor Apprenticeship – Reference Number: ST0148
Who is it 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. Nowadays, mentoring takes place in all parts of the Education and Training Sector (ETS) and sta-development contexts. 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.
LMs 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 LM 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).
LMs, therefore, support the development of learners’ knowledge, skills and behaviours, throughout their programme, particularly in applying theoretical learning in practical work environments (and usually on a one-to-one, or small group, basis). They give practical, technical and/or pastoral support and guidance. LMs collaborate closely with colleagues, other ETS professional, employers and/or human resource colleagues to meet learners’ needs and achieve their potential.
What will be covered?
For more information on this apprenticeship, or any of the apprenticeships we have on offer please do contact us on 01865 515 255 and a member of the team would be delighted to chat this through with you. Alternatively, please do get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by filling in a contact form.
The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 12-15 months.
Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. Those who are unsure should contact the team directly on 01865 515 255, or via email at email@example.com. Outcomes for this standard must include:
- Level 1 Safeguarding
Employers may also wish candidates to achieve appropriate additional qualifications in Education and Training including mentorship.
The above outcomes will be achieved before the end-point assessment.
This apprenticeship standard is at Level 3.
The LM could progress further within their vocation specialism and/or into roles involving the assessment and coaching of vocational learners. They may also be eligible to progress onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.