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Course overview

This accredited course is intended as a first step for people who want to volunteer or are interested to work as a Mentor.

During the course, you will understand about:

  • the role of the mentor
  • the importance of confidentiality in a mentor/mentee relationship
  • to recognise and employ relevant skills and qualities to fulfil a mentor role

Learners will have an opportunity to gain an Level 1 Award in Mentoring Skills for Working with Young People (Open College Network West Midlands) and then continue their learning to progress onto the Level 2 Award in Mentoring course.

Assessment is completed via portfolio work.
Learners will need to be able to attend at least 80% of the sessions to complete the portfolio and individual tutorials will be offered during the course.

The course is taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with an experienced tutor and there is opportunity to meet and socialise with others in the group in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Learners with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at enrolment to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs.

Please note that places on this session are limited and registering your interest does not guarantee a place.

Session details

It can be difficult to make the first step into something new, therefore the tutor will contact you before the start of the course, and provide you with further information and details about anything else you will need to bring for the first session.

Places are limited and registering your interest and attending the information session does not guarantee a place on the course.

Eligibility criteria

The course is free if you are:

  • Unemployed
  • or you are employed and earn less than £17,374.50 annual gross salary

You will need to provide evidence of your income if you are employed and believe you are entitled to a free course. This could be a pay slip or contract of employment.
If you are employed, the course is part funded by the government but you will be required to make a contribution of £28.

We also operate a fee remission policy, so if you earn more than £17,374.50 per year but still cannot afford to pay for course you can apply for support. This may mean you get the course for free.  

Please contact us if you would like to make an application.

Learners must be aged 19 or over from 1st August 2021

Unfortunately you will not be eligible to enrol on this course if you live in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Solihull or Birmingham.

Venue and accessibility

In response to following the government guidance for COVID-19, the centre has put in place measures to make the Centre as secure and safe as they can.

Therefore, all visitors must wear a face mask on entry and exit of the building. If arriving early, they must wait in the car park until the course start time and the tutor will give them further instructions when to enter.

You must inform the staff at the centre immediately of anyone is showing symptoms or testing positive for corona virus.

Great Dawley Town Council, New Street, Dawley, Telford, Shropshire, TF4 3JR

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01952 567910

Certification

Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM)

What to Do Next

Are you feeling more confident and want to continue your learning?

At the end of the session the tutor will advise you on further learning opportunities. You can search for more courses on Learn Telford which we regularly update with details of new courses throughout the year.

For learners looking for work or who want a change in career, we can offer you advice to guide you in the right direction and opportunities to gain qualifications in English and maths in Functional Skills up to Level 2.

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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