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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Learning Mentor


Course Overview

This apprenticeship programme includes learning about the primary role of a Learning Mentor, who will mentor colleagues and apprentices within an organisation to ensure expertise has been passed on effectively.

The apprentice will cover how to communicate constructively and offer emotional intelligence towards others via one-to-one’s or small groups, and be a specialist in their area of an organisation to help develop the skills and knowledge of others.

They will learn how to create, modify and review individual learning plans and receive guidance on assessment practice and mentoring methods to apply within the workplace.

The apprentice will commit to one day a week study with a taught session at the college and a series of monthly on-site observations and reviews.

If a site has more than 10 applicants for this apprenticeship, special delivery arrangements can be made. 

Course Content

Some of the core competencies the apprentice will learn include: giving advice, guidance and supervision to learners, communicating effectively and using active questioning, listening and assertiveness skills, liaising with colleagues to support the implementation of the learners’ action plan, collaborating with education providers and workplace colleagues to plan and implement structured and meaningful learning and work experience, and complying with all internal and external quality assurance requirements.

This exciting apprenticeships aims to reward individuals who are currently passing on their expertise, or have a desire to.

The apprentice must be a specialist in an area of the organisation and mentors through developing skills, knowledge and can also provide pastoral advice.

This qualification is suitable for employees who have the opportunity to help put theory into practice, who works giving one-to-one or small group support, who shows up to date understanding of policies and procedures, and who collaborates with other staff in learning development.

Students will also gain a Level 2 Safeguarding qualification.

Entry Requirement

It’s open to all ages - not just school or college leavers, employed adults are eligible too. The course is for
anyone already working in the following job roles:
  • Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Supervisor
  • Mentor

It is available to anyone who oversees other staff members within an organisation and can pass on expertise in any industry.

Employers set their own entry specification but the apprentice will complete Maths and English functional
skills if they did not achieve GCSE grade 4 or above.


The apprenticeship is assessed by an end point assessment where they will be observed for 2 hours, as well as creating a portfolio where they showcase the skills and behaviours they have learned relating to the themes. Continual observations, reviews and formative activities will be undertaken until the apprentice reaches gateway.

As part of this apprenticeship programme, the apprentice will learn and work on the employer
premises, as well as attending three hours of face-to-face lessons once a week at BCoT.

Where does this course lead to

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, with the transferable skills gained, the apprentice can progress
further within their profession and onto a Level 4 Assessor/Coach apprenticeship.

The apprentice may also wish to progress their training further and undertake other relevant qualifications such as the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, or the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, which relate to their role in the workplace.

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Course Outline

Course Code: JP10
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: TBC.
2023 Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN.
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