Mentoring Apprenticeships

Learning Mentor

Support learners of all ages and levels, to develop within a new work role. These learners may be apprentices, trainees, or new recruits.

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How can a Learning Mentor Apprentice help your business?

Mentoring takes place in all parts of the Education and Training Sector (ETS) and staff-development contexts. Learning Mentors 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.
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Learning Mentor – FAQs

Still not sure if the Learning Mentor apprenticeship is right for your business? Check out some of the most commonly asked questions about this apprenticeship below:

Who is this the Learning Mentor Apprenticeship suitable for?

Can you offer a sympathetic ear to young people with a range of behavioural, emotional & learning difficulties? Can you relate to young people with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds? Interested in developing plans of action to help young people overcome barriers? You could become a learning mentor.

What will this apprenticeship cover?
  • Advise, guide and supervise learners to acquire the most benefit from their learning programme.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively and use effective questioning, listening and assertiveness skills.
  • Work with education providers and workplace colleagues to plan and implement structured and meaningful learning and work experience.
  • Liaise with assessors, coaches and/or teachers to facilitate formative and summative assessment of learners skills and knowledge.
  • Identify and refer issues relevant to learners progress and well-being, to education- providers and/or workplace colleagues.
  • Collaborate with the wider education support team to review learners progress and to provide evidence of progress and achievement.
  • Maintain appropriate records for the learning programme, complying with quality, confidentiality and data protection requirements.
  • Liaise with relevant colleagues to support the implementation of learners action plans.
  • Be vigilant in safeguarding learners and others in contact with them.
  • Maintain the currency of their vocational skills.
What qualification(s) will my apprentice receive?
  • Access to expert support and guidance.
  • Use of an innovative e-portfolio system that provides an interactive and content rich environment through which the Apprenticeship will be delivered.
  • Regular progress reviews with Apprentices and their employer
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training 


  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.
What can my apprentice progress onto next?

The Learning Mentor could progress further within their vocation specialism and/or into roles involving the assessment and coaching of vocational learners. They may also be eligible to progress onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.

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‘Our learning mentor has joined the team and fit in so well! They have been amazing so far and they have only been with us for 2 months. We look forward to seeing them progress through their apprenticeship.’

‘I thought that the learning mentor apprenticeship was great, I have learnt loads and it has gave me so many new skills that I can take into the workplace.’

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