The learning and skills mentor will be responsible for the mentor relationship with the mentee, working within ethical and legal frameworks and organisational boundaries to support their progression.
This apprenticeship will take around 12 months to complete.
The purpose of the learning and skills mentor occupation is to support individuals and groups with their learning and development towards agreed goals. They will do this by working within ethical and legal frameworks to ensure a high standard of mentoring practice. They will work collaboratively with stakeholders to inclusively meet the individual needs of the mentee. They will be committed to their own professional development and reflective practice as a mentor and within their sector.
Building your Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours
The role of the learning and skills mentor can be found in all sectors where training and development is required. They will typically work in an environment in their organisation where they are the knowledgeable other. They will work in a variety of locations and environments where mentoring activity may be undertaken face to face or remotely.
Typical job roles include an academic mentor, learning mentor, occupational mentor, technical mentor, training mentor, tutor, vocational mentor.
Mentors will use various strategies and methods of communication to encourage reflection and progression, using questioning and listening techniques to get the most out of mentees.
Learning mentors will inform, advise and guide mentees to support development, all the while reflecting on own mentoring practice to develop themselves further.
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