Introduction to Counselling and Mentoring

Ref: C3745214

Participants will learn about the role of a Mentor and the key skills required to fulfill this role. Skills involve communication, active listening and the giving and receiving of feedback. They will also examine case studies of Mentees and try to identify challenges and discuss resolutions.

Additional information about this course

In partnership with East Surrey College

Course aim

This course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to undertake a role as Mentor.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Identify the role of a Mentor
  • Appreciate the key skills a Mentor must have
  • Practice active listening with at least one other person
  • Use a strategy to give constructive feedback
  • Recognise at least 3 challenges a Mentor may face

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 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?

Download full course information sheet

Introduction to Counselling and Mentoring

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by East Surrey College

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 2019
  • 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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