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Course Title:

Level 2 Award in Peer Mentoring

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Course Description:

This Level 2 Award explores the role of Peer Mentoring and is designed to support the development of effective Peer Mentors. You will develop the skills and knowledge to become an effective peer mentor within the setting in which you volunteer.

You will explore:

  • the role of a mentor
  • preparing to become a mentor (setting SMART targets, communication skills, Legal and ethical requirements, preparation for a mentoring meeting).
  • mentoring skills and techniques.

The course is balanced between theory, research and practical application with a requirement to produce a portfolio of the work including a reflective diary on your mentoring practice.

This course provides professional development for existing volunteers and anyone in related community sector employment such as support workers.

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be delivered on a residential basis, on campus.The course will include a blend of classroom based activities and some individual work alone.

Entry requirements:

Northern College starts where you are, building on your life skills and experience. You don’t need a formal qualification to begin your studies with us.However, if this is your first course at Northern College, you will be contacted by our Student Services team to ensure the course is right for you.

What could this course lead to?

This course is beneficial for those who want to progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Social Studies, Level 3 Award in Education and Training or Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma Humanities and Social Science, or Social Action.You may also want to look at other short courses in English, Maths and Digital Skills, which will help you gain employability skills for a career in this field such as support worker.

Funding Support Statement:

You may be eligible to study for free if you are unemployed, on certain benefits, or earn £17,004 a year or less.  We can confirm when you apply or contact our Student Support Services team to learn more.

Need more Information?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Virtual Open Events

Tuition Fee: £150*

* Please note the fee displayed is for the tuition fee only. If you are staying overnight at the college and you are not eligible for residential funding, there will be an additional charge to cover bed, breakfast and evening meal.
* Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).

email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000