Where will this course lead?

This is an introductory programme designed for those in a support role to mentor children within a school environment, or anyone thinking of becoming a school mentor. 

The Mentoring course is an interactive course teaching you how to support children in schools. During the course you will find out how to support children struggling through the learning process

The course offers the opportunity to consider the roles, purposes and skills of mentors and to develop personal practice. No placement is required for this course.

What will I study?

There are 3 units to be completed:
- The role of a mentor
- Developing mentoring skills
- Developing mentoring and support skills

How will this course be delivered?

A 3 hour class each week for 20 weeks.

You will learn through group discussion, case studies and looking at resources that will support the mentoring role in schools.

There will be additional work to do at home.

What qualifications will I get?

On completion, you will gain a NCFE Level 2 Certificate in work based support and mentoring.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be made on a portfolio put together throughout the duration of the course, plus one observation of the student in the role of a learning mentor.

How do I get a place on the course?


Please contact us for more details on 0121 678 7000 - option 2 or e-mail Community@Solihull.ac.uk 

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 paper to your classes. 

Please note: Materials are not supplied for Cakes, Flowers/Floristry, Textiles, Soft Furnishings, Homemade Crafts, Calligraphy, Art, Cookery, Tiling, Painting & Decorating, Sewing or Dressmaking.

What can I do after this course?

You may be interested in our Teaching Assistant, Counselling or CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programmes. 
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.


Woodlands Campus

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Course Fee

£180 (for 20 weeks)

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Part Time

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