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What to expect taking a Learning and Skills Mentor qualification

Participants will work closely with others, sharing their knowledge and providing support in their area of expertise. They will have sector-specific experience and qualifications, as determined by their employer or professional body, which they’ll use to guide those who are less experienced and new to a work role. They’ll design effective learning experiences and work closely with colleagues to help learners achieve their goals, ultimately benefiting the business.

What will be learnt during the Learning and Skills Mentor qualification

A range of skills, knowledge and behaviours will be developed, including advising, guiding and supervising learners to acquire the most benefit from their learning programme. Participants will learn to communicate and collaborate effectively, using questioning, listening and assertiveness skills. They’ll also work closely with colleagues and their Trainer Coach to assess learners’ progress and collaborate with the wider team to track and showcase progress and achievements.

Supporting others to develop workplace skills

A Learning and Skills Mentor will inspire motivation, ambition, and a love for learning while always upholding ethical and legal standards, specifically within professional boundaries. Participants will value equality and diversity, and work with others to improve equality of opportunity and inclusion. They’ll stay resilient and adaptable in the face of challenges and changes, keeping focused and composed, and promoting mutual respect in all professional situations.

Level 4 Learning and Skills Mentor

13 Months

Learn how to support others in the workplace to gain new skills.

Level 4

13 Months


Level 2

" I am finding the course insightful. The knowledge and skills I am learning is supporting and building my confidence as a trainee mentor. "

Fabio, Learning and Skills Mentor apprentice

What happens after completing the Learning and Skills Mentor apprenticeship?

Mentoring is crucial in vocational training, and this apprenticeship recognises its importance in business today. Mentoring has become widespread across all areas of the Education and Training Sector (ETS) and staff development sectors. After completing this qualification, participants will be ‘dual professionals,’ equipped with both expertise in a specific field and broader skills to support learners. These skills can be applied and expanded in their current role, or individuals may decide to further their career by exploring teaching or assessing qualifications.

Learning and Skills Mentor apprenticeship FAQs

Why take a Learning and Skills Mentor qualification?

Learning and Skills Mentors play a vital role in guiding learners of diverse ages and proficiency levels as they navigate their new work roles. They help a wide range of learners, from apprentices to seasoned professionals, in various workplace or vocational settings. It is a rewarding career, enabling individuals the chance to share their skills and knowledge and pass on best practice to colleagues and observe the demonstrable results.

How long does it take to complete a Learning and Skills Mentor apprenticeship?

Our Level 4 Learning and Skills Mentor apprenticeship will typically take between 13 and 18 months to complete. 

This qualification is a full-time, work-based programme, allowing you to learn while on the job and earn a salary. Through this approach, you will acquire skills tailored to match your particular job requirements.

How much does a Learning and Skills Mentor qualification cost?

Apprentices do not have to pay for their qualification. Learners are paid a wage and are entitled to other staff benefits including a contract of employment and holiday allowance. 

There may be a small cost for employers taking on an apprentice, dependent on the learners age, however the majority of funding comes from the Government, and in some cases there are also employer incentives available.

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