Course summary

Aimed at:
Parents, teachers, support workers, team leaders

Approximately 3-6 months, depending on work commitments

ILM, City & Guilds

Course Overview

This is a course for anyone who wants a better understanding of the skills necessary to mentor young people or those in the early stages of their careers. It is particularly suited to parents, teachers and youth support workers; although the skills covered are universal to mentoring.

A highly interactive 2 day practical online workshops.

You can book a place on this programme by clicking here or email

This is a course for anyone who wants a better understanding of the skills necessary to mentor others. It is ideal for those who wish to undertake effective mentoring in a range of situations, such as an organisation, the voluntary sector, teachers, community groups, parents etc.

Areas that are explored include:

  • the role and the benefits of an effective mentor
  • potential barriers and how to overcome them
  • skills such as listening, questioning, feedback and building trust
  • mentoring models and processes
  • planning mentoring sessions
  • goal setting
  • record keeping
  • reflective practice


Two written assessments that takes approximately 3-6 months to complete, depending on other commitments

1 – an essay style piece describing the role of a mentor

2 – a portfolio of 3 hours of mentoring practise

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Course Tutor

Your tutor will be Virginia Raymond. Virginia will be your programme tutor from start to finish, answer your questions and give you friendly help and advice. You can contact Virginia quickly, either by email or by phone.

What You Will Need

  • A passion for developing people
  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Word software, or equivalent
  • An email account

How The Course Works

The course is run over 4 online workshop sessions. These are both theory and practise based and are aimed at giving you the underpinning knowledge and confidence in your ability required to become a mentor.

Following the workshops you will begin work on your assignments. The first assignment is a written piece of work about the role of a mentor which has a word limit of 2200 words.

When you have completed this you will begin your mentoring journey! You will complete 3 hours of mentoring with an hour of supervision with your personal tutor to give you feedback on how you are doing. You will then write up your sessions in a diary format, which forms your second assignment.

When You Have Finished

You will receive an internationally recognised ILM qualification. As a member of the prestigious British School of Coaching Alumni you will join a network of professional coaches and mentors.

Progression Routes

ILM Level 3 Award in Effective Mentoring – These qualifications build up your body of knowledge and begin to professionalise your role as a mentor or coach. You will be able to confidently and effectively work as a coach or mentor in a large organisation, or simply to those around you!

How To Apply

You can book a place on this programme by clicking here or email

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Jul 17, 2023

9:00am - 1.00pm

5 QCF Credits

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Programme Review

As a result of my training, I have seen my listening and questioning skills develop but most importantly, my perception of leading and managing has shifted. - Primary School  Teacher