Mentoring is the foundation of all work based learning, but this is the very first time that it has been recognised as a role and qualification. Learning Mentors (LM) support learners of all ages and levels, helping them develop in their new work role, e.g learners maybe, apprentices or trainees, ranging from new starters to CEOs.
It is key that as a LM you have sector-specific experience and qualifications, which can be used to guide and advise those who are less experienced and new to a work role. LMs support the development of learners’ knowledge, skills and behaviours, throughout their programme, particularly in applying theoretical learning in practical work environments. You would be there to provide practical, technical and/or pastoral support and guidance to the learner.
This is a great next step in your career, designed to develop and grow your skills while helping to guide others.