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.

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

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.


Feb 29, 2024

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