Reference Quantity: ST0148

Particulars of normal

Position / Occupation

Studying Mentor (LM)


Minimal 12 months

Mentoring is – and has been for hundreds of years – the muse of vocational coaching and apprenticeships, but this normal is the primary formal recognition of this position.  These days, mentoring takes place in all components of the Schooling and Coaching Sector (ETS) and staff-development contexts. LMs help learners of all ages, and all ranges, to develop inside a brand new work position.  These learners could also be, for instance, apprentices, trainees or new recruits (starting from younger entrants, to new CEOs) within the office, or in any vocational studying setting. 

LMs can have sector-specific expertise and {qualifications}, as decided by their employer or skilled physique, which they use to information and advise those that are much less skilled and new to a piece position. The LM is subsequently a ‘twin skilled’ having each up-to-date information and expertise in a specialist vocational or topic space, along with the generic expertise essential to help learners (as probably a primary step in the direction of a secondary position as an training and coaching skilled).     

LMs subsequently help the event of learners’ information, expertise and behaviours, all through their programme, significantly in making use of theoretical studying in sensible work environments (and often on a one-to-one, or small group, foundation). They provide sensible, technical and/or pastoral help and steerage. 

LMs collaborate intently with colleagues, different ETS skilled, employers and/or human useful resource colleagues to satisfy learners’ wants and obtain their potential.

The LM apprenticeship requires growth of the next skilled behaviours, information and expertise:

Throughout the sector, ‘mentoring’ is known to be totally different to ‘teaching’; being a comparatively primary learning-support position, involving recommendation and steerage delivered by a extra skilled particular person.  (See the Stage 4 Assessor-Coach Customary for additional clarification about these two totally different roles.)

 Skilled behaviours. The Studying Mentor will:

  1. Promote an ethos of motivation, aspiration and a ardour for studying
  2. Function always to moral and authorized requirements and inside skilled boundaries
  3. Worth equality and variety and work with others to enhance equality of alternative and inclusion
  4. Be resilient and adaptable when coping with problem and alter, sustaining focus and self-control
  5. Display, encourage and anticipate mutual respect in all skilled contexts

The Studying Mentor will be capable of:

The Studying Mentor will perceive:

Present mentoring help

Procedures for efficient mentoring

 S1   advise, information and supervise learners to amass essentially the most profit from their studying programme

K1   efficient observe in offering correct and related vocational/pastoral recommendation and steerage

S2   talk and collaborate successfully and use efficient questioning, listening and assertiveness expertise

K2   efficient questioning, active-listening and assertiveness methods

S3   work with training suppliers and office colleagues to plan and implement structured and significant studying and work expertise

K3   studying programme necessities and the necessity to plan contextualised studying in genuine or sensible work settings with the learner help staff

S4   liaise with assessors, coaches and/or lecturers to facilitate formative and summative evaluation of learners’ expertise and information

K4   the roles of assessors, coaches or lecturers in offering sensible assist with evaluation processes and necessities

S5   establish and refer points related to learners’ progress and well-being, to education-providers and/or office colleagues

K5   who has a authentic should be stored knowledgeable of points impacting on the learner’s well-being and progress

S6   collaborate with the broader training help staff to assessment learners’ progress and to offer proof of progress and achievement

K6   the mentor’s position in supporting the learner’s growth and tips on how to present legitimate proof of progress and achievement

S7   preserve acceptable information for the educational programme, complying with high quality, confidentiality and information safety necessities K7   organisational and authorized necessities for recording, storing and sharing info on learners’ progress, wants and welfare
S8   liaise with related colleagues to help the implementation of learners’ motion plans K8   the roles of office and training supplier colleagues who contribute to learners fulfilling their motion plans
S9   be vigilant in safeguarding learners and others involved with them

K9   how learners might turn out to be bodily or psychologically in danger, and channels for reporting considerations

S10  preserve the foreign money of their vocational expertise K10  alternatives for persevering with skilled growth

S11  adjust to inside and exterior high quality assurance necessities

K11  high quality assurance necessities referring to the mentoring setting.

Entry Necessities

Particular person employers might set any entry necessities which can embody:

  • A powerful aspiration to help learners.
  • (As a dual-professional) A qualification, at an acceptable stage within the candidate’s vocational/topic specialism.
  • Current expertise and information related to the context of the mentoring position (e.g. present trade requirements).

Candidates might have achieved maths, English and ICT expertise at Stage 2 (equal to GCSE Grade C or above) previous to commencing their coaching. Those who haven’t should obtain this previous to taking the end-point evaluation.


Outcomes for this normal should embody:

Employers may want candidates to realize acceptable extra {qualifications} in Schooling and Coaching together with mentorship.

The above outcomes will probably be achieved earlier than the end-point evaluation.


The LM may progress additional inside their vocation specialism and/or into roles involving the evaluation and training of vocational learners.  They might even be eligible to progress onto a full educating position inside an training and coaching supplier organisation.


The apprenticeship normal ought to be reviewed after a most of three years.

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