Learning Mentor - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (Starting between August 2021 and July 2022)

Start Date: Starts 01/08/2021-31/07/2022


Course Overview

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). 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. The LM apprenticeship requires development of the following professional behaviours, knowledge and skills:

Work Experience & Industry Placements

Industry related placement and employment required,

Qualification Gained

Outcomes for this standard must include: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

After The Course

The LM may be eligible to progress onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation and or Coaching and Mentoring Level 5, TAQA Assessors level 3, Education and Training level 3, 4 and or level 5

What Will I Learn

On programmee training and assessment for knowledge, Skills and Behaviours defined in the standard. Off the job training to aquire the knowledge required for Safeguarding level 1-2, Current sector and specialist knowledge, English, maths and ICT level 2 and and or ILM Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring

English And Maths

English and maths level 2

Our Lecturers

H.Morris, D.Holmes, J. Shurmer, W.Jenkins

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Safeguarding: Apprentices must achieve a minimum of Level 1 Safeguarding, before End Point Assessment (EPA) – via an accredited qualification, identified as being suitable by their employer. During their 12 months on-programme, apprentices need to develop


Every 12 weeks

How Will I Be Assessed

Ongoing Formative assessment developing towards completing the required End point assessments, observations, professional discussions and reflective accounts all contribute to the completion and assessment of this standard

Entry Requirements

Individual employers may set any entry requirements which may include: A strong aspiration to support learners. (As a dual-professional) A qualification, at an appropriate level in the candidate’s vocational/subject specialism. Recent experience and knowledge relevant to the context of the mentoring role (e.g. current industry standards). Candidates may have achieved maths, English and ICT skills at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above) prior to commencing their training. Those that have not must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Required Experience

Experience within the training and education sector is desirable

How To Apply

online application