Where will this course lead?

This is an introductory programme designed to give an overview of mentoring and coaching in a broad range of settings. The course will enable you to practice a range of mentoring techniques and strategies, build your confidence, and gain skills that you can apply in different working environments as well to your own life and career development.

You will develop your mentoring skills including applications like active listening, coaching models and target setting.

The course will be interactive and discussion focused and set in the friendly and relaxed setting of Yorkswood Evergreen Centre.

What will I study?

This is an introductory course. You will:

Find out about mentoring and coaching techniques

Practice techniques with peers and on your self

Develop confidence and communication skills

How will this course be delivered?

A 3-hour daytime class each week for 10 weeks.

You will learn through group discussion, case studies, examples, looking at and making resources that will support the mentoring role in a variety of settings.

What qualifications will I get?

This is a non accredited course.

How will I be assessed?

Students will create a portfolio of their work and this will be assessed throughout the duration of the course, plus one observation of students in the role of a Learning Mentor.

How do I get a place on the course?

To enrol, contact our student services department on 0121 678 7000 - option 2, or please call 0121 678 7024 / email community@solihull.ac.uk for more information.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be aged 19+.

If you have learning difficulty or a disability, please let us know when you apply.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a pen and notebook to your classes.

What can I do after this course?

You may be interested in our Introduction to Counselling. Mentoring in Schools Level 2, Teaching Assistant Courses Level 2 and Level Three Diploma, Counselling or CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme, and Distance Learning Course offering a wide variety of subjects.

We also offer a range of craft courses for adults, as well as Wider Family Learning courses designed for adults and children to learn together.


Yorkswood School

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Free (for 9 weeks)

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Part Time

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Blossomfield Campus

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Free (for 10 weeks)

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Part Time

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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.