Approved for delivery in January 2019, this employer developed Apprenticeship Standard is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to become a competent Learning Mentor (LM).
Apprenticeship Standard – Learning Mentor (ST0148)
This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who provides support, including pastoral support, and mentoring within organisations for learners, apprentices, trainees, new recruits or colleagues in need of such support.
Typically, 12 months, depending on existing knowledge, skills and experience, as well as the level of support the employer is able to provide.
£5000 + VAT
All costs are subject to change depending on
- initial assessment results
- prior experience and knowledge
- changes made to the funding band by the IfATE.
The End Point Assessment (EPA) is made up of two assessments that take place at the end of the apprenticeship. The EPA is conducted by an organisation that is approved to offer services against the standard, as selected by the employer, from the Education Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) Register of End Point Assessment Organisation (RoEPAO).
- Assessment Method 1: Practical observation with questions and answers.
- Assessment Method 2: Professional discussion supported by showcase evidence.
Development in the following areas
Knowledge – Planning contextualised learning in work settings; understanding organisational/legal requirements for data handling in relation to equality, diversity and safeguarding; the mentor’s role in supporting the learner’s development; effective questioning and active listening techniques
Skills – Identify and refer issues relevant to a learners’ progress and wellbeing; advise, guide and supervise learners to acquire the most benefit from their learning; communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues and the wider support teams
Behaviours – Promote a passion for learning; be adaptable and resilient when responding to challenge and change; value equality and diversity and work with others to equality of opportunity and inclusion; demonstrate, encourage and expect mutual respect in all professional contexts
This apprenticeship will provide apprentice LMs with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge needed when working in a mentoring role. The apprenticeship has been created by the education and training sector but also develops the relevant skills required to mentor colleagues in the workplace. It will provide a hands-on and practical experience to develop the skills and behaviours of the apprentice. Each apprentice will be assessed to ensure all learning outcomes are met and that they are able to support colleagues’ performances in relation to business objectives and requirements of their respective roles.
This standard provides you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to support colleagues and/or learners. These interpersonal skills, coupled with the understanding of how best to motivate and inspire others, may enhance your prospects of obtaining leadership and management roles in the future.”
All Apprenticeships Standards have been written by employers and funded by employers via the apprenticeship levy. The employer pays the apprenticeship salary and delivers the apprenticeship. However, 20% of the apprentice’s contractual hours are allocated for their “off-the-job training”. CMT supports the employer with this 20% by delivering the programme below, along with helping the apprentice and employer identify learning opportunities available to them throughout their apprenticeship. For example: the employer will normally provide induction training; manage the employee, including performance management reviews; conduct monthly 1-2-1s; provide support; provide shadowing opportunities, coaching, and mentoring; provide ongoing and final feedback; co-operate with the provider to facilitate productive learning related to the Learning Mentor Apprenticeship.
Our role is to equip the apprentice with the knowledge, skills and behaviours in a range of key subject areas, including:
- Safeguarding learners and identifying risks to their physical and psychological wellbeing.
- Quality assurance requirements relating to the mentoring environment.
- Planning and preparation of learning activities.
- Maintaining accurate records on learner progress.
- Promoting an ethos of motivation and aspiration.
We enrol throughout the year so apprentices can make a start at any time. We run the workshops in cohort sizes of 6-8 and apprentices will be supported on a 1-2-1 basis prior to the first workshop. Workshops may take place at different locations as we encourage our employers to host.
For larger employers, this Apprenticeship will be funded through your Levy account. For smaller employers, not subject to the Apprenticeship Levy, the Apprenticeship will be funded 95% by the government and 5% by the employer. The funding band is £5000 of which approximately 20% will fund the EPA. An additional contribution of £245 has to be charged for the optional residential because food and residential accommodation cannot be Government funded.
Option to take part in a 3-day residential in Snowdonia, with a focus on developing the required behaviours of resilience, adaptability and team working (as included in the Apprenticeship Standard) as well as an opportunity for theoretical input.