Learning Mentor Apprenticeship Level 3
This apprenticeship has been designed to be taken by anyone wanting to work as a mentor who will offer advice and guidance to individuals working in their sector of expertise. The learning mentor is ‘grounded’ in uptodate processes and procedures, relevant to the students programme of development. The role could be considered to be a first step towards a secondary role as an education and training professional. The apprentice must have a strong aspiration to support students and a qualification, at an appropriate level, in the vocational/subject specialism.
There are multiple start dates for this apprenticeship throughout the year: September, November and January.
Entry requirements will be set by individual employers.
They may include:
A strong aspiration to support students (As a dualprofessional)
A qualification, at an appropriate level in your vocational/subject specialism
Recent experience and knowledge relevant to the context of the mentoring role (e.g. current industry standards)
Maths, English and ICT skills at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE Grade C/4 or above) prior to commencing your training. (Those that have not achieved this, you must complete the qualifications prior to taking the end-point assessment).
Please note to complete an apprenticeship with us, you will be required to find an employer vacancy. If you do not have an employer, the below links are useful places to find an apprenticeship:
South Devon College is committed to supporting all interested students in finding an employer and offer careers guidance, CV writing skills and interview techniques to help support your search for an apprenticeship.
- You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 2
- You will be required to have achieved English at Level 2
Promote an ethos of motivation, aspiration and a passion for learning Operate at all times to ethical and legal standards and within professional boundaries Value equality and diversity and work with others to improve equality of opportunity and inclusion Be resilient and adaptable when dealing with challenge and change, maintaining focus and selfcontrol Demonstrate, encourage and expect mutual respect in all professional contexts
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 staff-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 a first step towards a secondary role as an education and training professional).
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £0.00
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
Katy has worked in secondary schools (private and public), further education (FE) and higher education (HE) environments and is qualified with a PGCE in Secondary Physical Education, QTS and QTLS. She holds a Master’s in Education and is studying for her Professional Doctorate in Education with a specialism in outdoor education. She has taught for over 10 years and developed and managed FE and HE programmes with a wide range of experience teaching across a large range of levels. She is passionate about education and supporting teachers and educators to be the best they can.Katy Joy