Level 4 Learning and Skills Mentor

Helping others to be the best they can be

Learning and Skills Mentor
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This level 4 learning and skills mentor apprenticeship supports individuals and groups with their learning and development towards agreed goals.

You'll do this by working within ethical and legal frameworks to ensure a high standard of mentoring practice. You'll work collaboratively with stakeholders to meet the individual needs of the mentee inclusively. You'll be committed to your own professional development and reflective practice as a mentor and within your sector.

It's suitable for people working in an environment in their organisation where they are the knowledgeable other. You'll work in a variety of locations and environments where mentoring activity may be undertaken face to face or remotely.

Your apprenticeship journey

Months 1 to 5

Personal development
Roles and responsibilities of a mentor, law and legislation
Information advice and guidance, mentoring models, tools and techniques
Equality, diversity, safeguarding, and ethics as a mentor
Programme structure, principles and practices

Months 6 to 9

The role of supervision in supporting the mentor
Mentoring relationships and sustainable mentoring practice
Plan and implement a structured learning envrionment
Communication and motivation within mentoring

Months 10 to 16

Reflection and evaluation mechanisms
Evidence-based practice informed by own research
Strategies to manage barriers to mentoring
Methods and purpose of gathering feedback
Preparation for your End Point Assessment (EPA)

Things to consider

Entry requirements

You must have been a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake this training programme.

In addition, you must be able to commit to the full length of the programme and be able to meet the programme modules through your job role.

If you do not have a level 2 or equivalent in Maths and English, you will be required to work towards achieving these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

How will you learn?

Over the duration of 16 months, you will receive a combination of face-to-face and online training and support.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

We ensure that you stay on track to complete your programme on time by managing your progress through our state-of-the-art e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.

At the end of your programme, your learnt knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed by an independent assessor in your end-point assessment (EPA).

Off-the-job training

As part of the apprenticeship, alongside your job role, a minimum of 6 hours per week of your time in work must be dedicated to improving new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

This can be any time devoted to learning and improving new skills without interruption.


Make an impact

We’re all about making an impact, be that individuals making an impact through their day-to-day work, or by organisations making their impact on our economy.

As a national training provider, we make this impact throughout the UK, with expertise in childcare, healthcare, business, and IT and digital skills. 

For further information, complete the form below, call us on 01753 596 004, or email us.

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