Introduction to mentoring (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 1
5 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This course is delivered over two sessions (5th May, 27th May) and all sessions must be attended (T&C’s apply). This course has a coursework element which must be completed within 30 days of the course end date (T&C’s apply)
This course is aimed at care staff who are already working in the role of Supervisor/Team Leader and who are mentoring or supporting others within their team.
It is also suitable for those progressing or wish to progress to a Team Leader position which involves coaching and mentoring.
The course will provide learners with an understanding of effective mentoring. Learners will explore the role and benefits of mentoring and the use of tools and skills to support the mentoring process.
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
• Have knowledge and understand the benefits of mentoring, identify different types of mentoring, and describe the role of a mentor.
• Have knowledge and understand how a mentoring agreement works. Identify the importance of using a mentoring agreement, what the agreement should cover and how to embed this in their organisations and practice.
• Have knowledge and understand the skills and tools required by a mentor, describe good communication skills, and use these within their practice, identify questions that can be used within the mentoring process and how to reflect.
Requirements and expectations
Learners will be expected to attend all sessions, complete coursework within agreed timeframes (T&C’s apply), be engaged in learning, participate in all activities including group discussions, and be willing and able to implement the skills from the session
Learners attending this course should be working as a Team Leader or wishing to progress within their role.
A Onefile (e-portfolio) profile will be created on the learners behalf to support them in the completion of their course