Level 3 Learning Mentor
Through the level 3 Apprenticeship for the Learning Mentor, The Skills Network is offering Apprentices the chance to demonstrate their ability to promote motivation, aspiration and passion for learning whilst operating legally and ethically at all times. Through this standard, Apprentices will grow in confidence, responsibility and professionalism.
The Skills Network offers individualised learning to each Apprentice, and heavily involves the employer with all curriculum scoping to ensure progress is meaningful.
Prior attainment is carefully considered, ensuring time on programme within employment is maximised and strong IAG ensures that the Apprentice understands the context of their learning and that their future career progression is mapped into their journey.
In addition, the curriculum scoping exercise provides an opportunity to review prior learning and completed qualifications, with the aim of personalising Apprenticeships to support and enhance your business, and therefore your Apprentices’ progress and progression.
Individual employers may set any entry requirements which may include:
- A strong aspiration to support learners.
- (As a dual-professional) A qualification, at an appropriate level in the candidate’s vocational/subject specialism.
- Recent experience and knowledge relevant to the context of the mentoring role (e.g. current industry standards).
- It is desirable that candidates would have achieved a level 2 in math, English and ICT (equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above) prior to commencing their apprenticeship training. For those apprentices who are yet to achieve a level 2 in English, math and ICT will have the opportunity to complete these qualifications during their apprenticeship. However, a level 2 must be achieved in these areas before they qualify for entry to their end-point assessment.
During the duration of the apprenticeship your staff will develop a range of new knowledge, skills and behaviours which will add significant value to each apprentices overall learning, progress and development. Examples include:
- Effective practice in providing accurate and relevant vocational/pastoral advice and guidance
- The roles of assessors, coaches or teachers in providing practical help with assessment processes and requirements
- Organisational and legal requirements for recording, storing and sharing information on learners’ progress, needs and welfare
- Communicate and collaborate effectively and use effective questioning, listening and assertiveness skills
- Work with education providers and workplace colleagues to plan and implement structured and meaningful learning and work experience
- Comply with internal and external quality assurance requirements
- Operate at all times to ethical and legal standards and within professional boundaries
- Be resilient and adaptable when dealing with challenge and change, maintaining focus and self-control
- Value equality and diversity and work with others to improve equality of opportunity and inclusion
The benefits of this level 3 apprenticeship include:
Once your employees have completed this apprenticeship, they could progress on to the following:
Children, Young People and Families Practitioner
Children, Young People and Families Manager
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