Learning Mentor Level 3

Duration: 12 Months

Delivery: Online, Face to Face or Both

Start Dates: Monthly


Mentoring is the foundation of vocational training and apprenticeships, yet this standard is the first formal recognition of this role.  Nowadays, mentoring takes place in all parts of the Education and Training Sector (ETS) and staff-development contexts. Learning Mentors (LMS) support learners of all ages, and all levels, to develop within a new work role.  These learners may be, for example, apprentices, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants to new CEOs) in the workplace, or in any vocational learning environment.

You will have sector-specific experience and qualifications, as determined by your employer or professional body, which you will use to guide and advise those who are less experienced and new to a work role. Therefore you will become a ‘dual professional,’ having both up-to-date knowledge and skills in a specialist vocational or subject area, together with the generic skills necessary to support learners (as potentially a first step towards a secondary role as an education and training professional).

 Therefore supporting the development of learners’ knowledge, skills and behaviours, throughout the programme, particularly in applying theoretical learning in practical work environments (and usually on a one-to-one, or small group, basis). Learning mentors give practical, technical and/or pastoral support and guidance.

Details of the programme

This apprenticeship usually takes 12 months to complete during which you will participate in training, development and ongoing review activities. This apprenticeship covers the professional behaviours, knowledge and skills that are required of a Learning Mentor

  • Promoting an ethos of motivation, aspiration and a passion for learning
  • Operating at all times to ethical and legal standards and within professional boundaries
  • Valuing equality and diversity and working with others to improve equality of opportunity and inclusion
  • Showing resilience and adaptability when dealing with challenge and change, maintaining focus and self-control
  • Demonstrating encouraging and expecting mutual respect in all professional contexts
  • Providing mentoring support
  • Understanding procedures for effective mentoring

The End Point Assessment Process

Assessment Gateway

After a minimum of 12 months on the programme, at the assessment gateway, your employer will make the decision that you are ready to undertake the endpoint assessment.
Before going forward for endpoint assessment, you must have:

  • Achieved Level 2 English, maths (if not held)
  • Achieved Level 1 safeguarding
  • Completed a showcase
  • Met the set skills, knowledge and behaviours of the standard
  • Achieved 20% off the job requirement
End Point Assessment

Following successful completion of the Gateway, you will proceed to endpoint assessment (EPA).
The EPA is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation.
The End Point assessment components are:

  • 2 x Learning Mentor Observations followed by Q&A session
  • Professional Discussion informed by showcase

All components of the endpoint assessment must be completed and an endpoint assessment grade will be determined by the endpoint assessor.

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