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Learning Mentor - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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Apprenticeship outline

If you are interested in a career in the education sector providing advice, guidance and mentoring then this apprenticeship may be for you!

Knowledge related skills include:

  • Advice, guidance and supervision all support a positive impact on learning
  • Communication skills are effective in supporting mentoring
  • Evidence of collaborating with education and workplace colleagues in structuring meaningful workplace learning
  • Evidence of liaison with education colleagues to support formative and summative assessment
  • Issues relating to learner progress and well-being are noted for referral to appropriate others
  • Feedback from appropriate others is taken account of when reviewing the learner’s progress and achievement
  • Records of mentoring comply with organisational and legal requirements
  • Learners action plans are updated with support from colleagues, where appropriate
  • The learner’s safety (and relevant others) is monitored and, where necessary, reported
  • Advice, guidance and supervision reflect valid and current vocational skills and knowledge
  • Mentoring practice complies with internal and external quality assurance requirements
  • The mentor’s conduct serves to inspire and motivate the learner
  • The mentor’s conduct is both ethical and legal and fulfils expectations of ‘professionalism’
  • Individual differences are clearly valued and equality and inclusion promoted
  • The mentor is able to maintain focus, self-control and adaptability when dealing with a difficult mentoring session
  • The mentor models and encourages mutual respect, at all times

Professional behaviours assessed include:

  • The mentor’s conduct serves to inspire and motivate the learner
  • The mentor’s conduct is both ethical and legal and fulfils expectations of ‘professionalism’
  • Individual differences are clearly valued and equality and inclusion promoted
  • The mentor is able to maintain focus, self-control and adaptability when dealing with a difficult mentoring session
  • The mentor models and encourages mutual respect, at all times

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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Call the Business Engagement Team on 0115 945 7260

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Study location Clarendon Pelham Avenue, Nottingham, NG5 1AL
Attendance

Day Release

Framework/standard

Public Service - Learning Mentor - Level 3

Duration

12 months

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement

You will also need 4 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4/A* to C or equivalent including ICT, English Language and Maths, a qualification at an appropriate level in your vocational/subject specialism and a strong aspiration to support learners. In addition, you will need recent experience and knowledge relevant to the context of the mentoring role (eg current industry standards).

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Assessment

During their 12 months on-programme, apprentices need to develop confidence and competence in all aspects of the Standard. In the Education and Training Sector, this is achieved through ongoing formative assessment and quarterly cycles of review, to prepare the apprentice for the key outcomes necessary for successful End Point Assessment (EPA)

Development of a showcase:

  • Formative observations of learning mentoring sessions, carried out on different occasions (approximately three)
  • A reflective log
  • Development plan taking account of 360 degree feedback
  • Self-assessment against the standards
  • Portfolio of evidence

End point assessment:

  • Professional discussion (60 minutes)
  • Observations (2 learners totalling 120 hours)
Progression

You could progress further within the vocational specialism and or roles involving the assessment and coaching of vocational learners. You may also be eligible to progress onto full teaching role within the education and training provider organisation.

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