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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. This will prepare you to mentor within the setting in which you will volunteer or work.
You will explore:
• the role of a mentor
• preparing to become a mentor (setting SMART targets, communication skills, Legal and ethical requirements and preparation for a mentoring meeting)
• mentoring skills and techniques.
This course follows on form our Peer Mentoring (Level 1) course and will allow you to progress the skills you gained on that course.
If you are an experienced mentor, you may just access the level 2 course.
The course is balanced between theory, research and practical application. There is 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.
No formal qualifications are required. However, we do recommend you access one of our level 1 courses before you access this course if you don't have a level 1 qualification or if have been out of education for some time.
The recommended level 1 courses are:
Peer Mentoring (Level 1).
What could this course lead to?
You could progress onto:
Management Skills and Knowledge (Level 3) - You would need to be in a Team Leader, Supervisor or Manager role for this course.
One of our Access to Higher Education courses at level 2 or 3.
Possible careers include being a mentor.
Funding Support Statement:
You may be eligible to study for free if you are unemployed, on certain benefits, or earn £17,374.50 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: Free*
email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000