National Apprentice Mentoring Qualification
Approved Training Partner
David is an Approved Training Partner of The Mentoring School and licensed to deliver the award-winning specialist National Apprentice Mentoring qualification. Accredited by Edge Hill University and, currently, going through regulation with Ofqual.
As well as his extensive coaching experience, David has mentored individuals formally and informally in schools, universities, public and private organisations. He ran mentoring training courses for the RAF for several years. He writes about the joys of mentoring and his own experiences of being mentored in the following blog posts: What Makes a Brilliant Mentoring Relationship? 10 Business Benefits of Mentoring, and How to Find a Mentor in Your 20s.
Who looks after your apprentices?
Research by The Mentoring School reveals that nearly half of apprentices (46%) feel they do not receive enough support from their employersand 84% feel employers would benefit from more training on supporting apprentices. Almost 1 in 2 employees do not feel confident in supporting apprentices. Overwhelmingly, people at all levels in the organisations surveyed support the need for training.
In response, The Mentoring School developed the National Apprentice Mentor Qualification to train workplace based mentors how to understand the psychology and theory underpinning the structure, engagement and pastoral support that apprentices often need.
How your organisation benefits
- Helping you to grow your apprenticeship offering and support the new standards
- Giving your apprentices a better experience, increased support and understanding
- Help raise completion rates and give you value-added benefit with your apprenticeships
The value added
- Better apprentice and employee retention and attraction
- Increases the professionalism of your employees
- Enhanced brand awareness and reputation from a Kite Mark
- Shows your commitment to being a youth-friendly employer
- Impresses the regulators
Who is the course for?
The National Apprentice Mentoring Qualification is open to Employers, Employer Providers (who deliver apprenticeships themselves) and Training Providers.
The course can be funded as part of the negotiated costs of the apprenticeships under the ESFA levy funding rules. To comply, the person being trained on our course must be on an appropriate apprenticeship and part of their KSBs [Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours] included mentoring/coaching other staff including apprentices. Please ask us about which apprenticeships this could cover (we’ve gone through them to check!).
Employers need to request this as part of their negotiation with their training provider.
Many training providers are interested in this course as a sign of good practice in apprenticeships and The Mentoring School have also now briefed OfSTED inspectors in their deployment.
What is an Apprentice Mentor?
A trusted and experienced employee who supports, advises and guides the apprentice during their apprenticeship period. The mentor focuses on the individual and helps them to achieve their best potential, overcome barriers, make progress, set and achieve goals. Ultimately, they contribute to the successful transition of the apprentice to the world of work.
What the course covers
This award-winning specialist course covers up to date good practice skills in working with individuals or groups of apprentices in the workplace, covering the practical skills to support their social, emotional and mental well-being and help them overcome barriers. It covers the requirements under the existing apprentice framework scheme and the new requirements under the standards scheme.
Participants submit a written assessment, marked by another trainer to gain the formal qualification. It can be used as prior learning at some universities. Then, employers are able to display the qualification mark on their website and letterheads.
The content covers:
- You and your workplace
- What is a mentor
- Barriers to learning
- Learning new skills
- Coping with emotions
- Preparation for working life
- Employer requirements
- Supporting an individual
- Supporting a group
- Supporting life skills
- Involving other employees
- Diversity, including working with different generations
- Supporting social, emotional and mental health
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Monitoring outcomes of induction
- Good practice for mentors
Investment and delivery options
Prices are per person (no VAT). Every mentor trained by David also receives a signed copy of his 5-star Amazon book, Learning to Leap, a Guide to Being More Employable.
Also available is The Apprenticeship Journal – an A4 or A5 or online journal to help your apprentices track and record all their 20% off-the-job training. Branded versions are available.
Want to know more, ask a question or book the course?
Contact David on 07885 286287 or email email@example.com