Level 3 Award in Workforce Mentoring (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

Mentoring is a powerful tool, particularly in the education and development of those involved in sport at all levels.


What does this qualification cover?

Learners are provided with an introduction to the principles and practice of mentoring a workforce whether paid or voluntary.  The two units included are: Preparing for the Mentoring Role and Organising and Undertaking Supervised Mentoring in the Workplace


Who is it suitable for?

You must be at least 18 years of age to enrol on this course.  The knowledge and skills gained from this qualification will allow you to qualify in any sector you have occupational competence in.

To achieve the qualification, you (the trainee mentor) will need the support of an organisation that will give you access to two members of its workforce in paid or voluntary roles to be mentored over a minimum of three months each.  The organisation must also provide an appropriate supervisor for you.  The mentees can be from different organisations if necessary.


What is the duration of the course?

The recommended guided learning hours is 21 which give you 7 credits.  There will be 3 tutored days in total – 2 delivery days and 1 day observing practical performance.


How is it assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used including a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration / assignment and a practical examination


How can I be confident of quality?

Your tutor will have experience of assessing teacher training either in the school or other work environment.  Many of our tutors have national and international assessment experience in this field.  One of the tutors is the afPE National Lead for Assessment and another is a qualified Ofsted inspector currently inspecting in the FE Sector.


How much will this cost?

The course costs £175+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.