Mentoring a young person ABC/CERTA quals
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: KCP11
Duration: 21 sessions (over 23 weeks)
What is the course about?
This is a nationally recognised qualification which prepares learners for Peer Mentor Volunteering placements within Young People’s Services by equipping them with skills and knowledge that can help with the voluntary role as a mentor.
A substantial portion of the learning will focus on developing skills, knowledge and understanding in Young Person Mentoring, so that all learners are effectively prepared for further study or a future career in Young People’s Support Work.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
You will cover the following units:
An introduction to mentoring Young People in a Professional Setting
An Understanding of How to Provide an Inclusive Practice
An Understanding of How to Safeguard Young People Effectively
Developing Effective Communication Skills
Identifying Support Needs and How to Address Them.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
You will gain knowledge and skills in working within pre-determined boundaries and within a professional work setting.
You will understand equality, diversity and inclusion and how it can impact on their ability to deliver an inclusive practice
You will Understand what constitutes safeguarding young people, different forms of abuse and the roles and responsibilities of the mentor.
Learners will develop their communications skills, teaching them their importance when building relationships and enabling them to understand the effect of poor communication.
Learners will be able to
identify support nee and to be able to signpost young people to the correct organisation. It will also introduce them to the importance of accurate record keeping.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is a level 1, introductory course. You need to have internet access and a device that allows to you to access google classroom, zoom and word processing.
You will need to study for at least 2 hours out of class each week.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through a variety of methods online. This is includes collaborative group learning, independent research and whole class work. You will be required to complete coursework and hand this in your own time.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a laptop, tablet or computer to access the course. You will need internet access and a quiet place to join the course online. You will also need a note book to make notes during classes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may apply for mentoring voluntary roles within the young people's sector. You could also apply for level 2 courses within our department.