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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 40

Hours: 5.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Derby College offers a range of high quality education programmes and works in partnership with the University of Derby.  Its teacher training provision was graded outstanding by a recent Ofsted inspection (December 2015). 

Mentoring is – and has been for centuries – the foundation of vocational training and apprenticeships. It is central to work-based provision, further, adult and higher education, offender learning and the voluntary sector. Apprenticeships are expected to expand significantly, and this qualification will enhance your employment opportunities and employability.  We can tailor the learning to meet your job role and the needs of your employer.

Entry requirements

  • A Learning Mentor apprenticeship contract
  • Evidence of a an appropriate level qualification in your own subject-specialism
  • Evidence of a Level 2 qualification in English Language
  • A mentor within your organisation to support and develop you

Course Content

In order to evidence the Apprenticeship Standards and become an outstanding learning mentor who has a positive impact on apprentice development and/or learners, you will work towards a set of qualifications bespoke to your needs and those of your employer.  You must achieve:

  • A Level 2 Award in Prevent and Safeguarding strategies, with a whole unit devoted to anti-radicalisation
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT if you do not have these at entry (or their equivalent)
  • End Point Assessment to show you have evidenced the Apprenticeship Standards (conducted by an external End Point Assessment Centre)

Depending on your role, you employer may wish you to achieve:

  • A Level 3 Train the Trainer award or a Level 3 Award in Education and Training which will develop your skillset in delivering effective training to groups.

How will I be assessed?

You will have study time to work with your assessor one-to-one and attend small group teaching workshops.  These will support you to prepare for end-point assessment. This is conducted by an independent end-point assessment centre. 

Learning time is organised on a flexible basis to accommodate your own needs and those of your employer, although you will normally be required to attend College to achieve the Functional Skills qualifications.  There will be developmental observations of your practice.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

  • Secure a permanent position as a learning mentor or in a related role in the FE and Skills sector, in Higher Education, in schools or in a private sector organisation which employs apprentices
  • Progress to a teaching or assessing qualification/role
  • Progress to a Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (depending on your prior qualifications and role)

 

* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Charmaine Simpson

Charmaine Simpson

New career as Teaching Assistant on menu for former Chef Charmaine

Former chef Charmaine Simpson will soon have all the ingredients she needs to change career and become a teaching assistant, thanks to Derby College.
The mum of two from Shelton Lock is currently studying part-time for the Level 3 Certificate for Teaching Assistants after gaining her level 2 qualification last year. Studying at the Roundhouse marks a return to Derby College for Charmaine who trained as a chef at the former Mackworth campus several years ago.
She enjoyed her catering course and was happy to go back to the college when the opportunity arose for her to retrain. Charmaine realised she was interested in working with children when her son was still a baby. She was impressed with how staff at her son's nursery interacted with the children and thought she'd like a job like that.
Although she liked her job as a chef at Severn Trent Water, she wanted to do something which allowed her to spend more time with her young family. So, she started volunteering in the classroom at Shelton Infants School, where her children attend, which firmed up her decision to become a TA.
Charmaine is currently employed as a dinner lady at the school but hopes to get a job as a TA once she has completed her level 3 course.

I decided to go to Derby College partly because other people at school had done their TA course there and also because I'd had a good experience when I did my chef's course.


I'm enjoying my Level 3. The teaching staff are very helpful and if I run into difficulties I can talk to Jo, my student tutor.

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