EDN’s Learning Mentor Level 3 apprenticeship is aimed at entry-level or mid-level managers. This programme focuses on developing skills needed to mentor others, such as effective communication, providing guidance and promoting a passion for learning.
This course takes a minimum of 12 months to complete.
What is a learning mentor?
A learning mentor provides guidance and support to fellow colleagues within a workplace learning environment. Learning mentors can work with learners of all levels and ages, helping them to develop and reach their full potential.
A learning mentor’s responsibilities include providing advice or supervising learners, listening and communicating effectively and helping to motivate others. They may also keep records for learning and liaise with assessors or other colleagues, all while following ethical and legal standards.
Becoming a learning mentor could be seen as the first step towards becoming an education and training professional. Typically, learning mentors will have their own specific industry skills and expertise, while also being equipped with the generic professional ability to support learners in the workplace.
A learning mentor’s key responsibilities can include:
- Providing practical and pastoral support
- Active listening and communication skills
- Promoting a positive learning experience
- Collaborating with a wider education support team
- Keeping records for learning programmes
- Complying with ethical and legal standards.
Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship, but typically requires five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.
It would also be beneficial to have a strong desire to support learners or recent experience in mentoring within the workplace.
The role of learning mentor can be a first step towards an education and training professional. They may wish to progress within the coaching or assessment side of vocational training, or even explore a full teaching role.
Cost / Funding
Levy Payers – £5,000
Non Levy Payers – £250 + VAT
Apprentices will need to pass maths, English and ICT Functional Skills level 2 during their apprenticeship.
The End Point Assessment (EPA) for the Learning Mentor Apprenticeship includes:
- Learning mentor observations
- Professional discussion
EDN assigns a designated Training Consultant to each apprentice. The EDN Training Consultant will be in contact with the apprentice to coach, mentor and discuss progress.
Download our fact sheet
Learning Mentor Apprenticeship fact sheet