An Introduction to Mentoring

Ref: C3743933

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to work as a mentor in any environment. Participants will discuss the role of a mentor and the importance of setting ground rules with mentees. Students will learn and practice a number of key mentoring skills including assertiveness, active listening, questioning and giving feedback. The class is conducted in a safe and friendly environment where students may feel relaxed to work in groups to practice these skills. Students will examine case studies and discuss the challenges and solutions of a mentoring relationship.

Additional information about this course


Course aim

This course will equip students with the skills and knowledge required to undertake a mentoring role to support others.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain the role of a mentor
  • Use assertive behaviour to say no
  • Give constructive feedback using a model
  • Demonstrate active listening
  • Discuss challenges of a mentee using a case study

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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An Introduction to Mentoring

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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