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

WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EAST SURREY COLLEGE TO DELIVER ADULT LERANIGN IN THE COMMUNITY

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

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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