The course will aim to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to:
Successful achievement of the award is based on learners attaining the required standards of knowledge, skill or competence consistent with the minimum intended programme learning outcomes.
In addition to a minimum attendance of 80%, the following assessment methods will be employed on the course:
Participants will be expected to attend all workshops and participate full in the group process and learning.
The course will be delivered virtually in an open learning format incorporating home based distance learning. The course offering comprises of a combination of taught periods, group discussions, role play, case study, assignments and self-learning.
As the course is targeted at the Irish NFQ Level 4/5, the whole course duration will require an input of 70-90 hours of study effort.
The course will be particularly suitable for those who want to develop and enhance their skills as mentoring practitioner and gain competence as
facilitators in labour market services. These may include but are not limited to Youth Leaders, Community or Club Leads, Parents, and Teachers with pastoral care responsibilities.
Participants will have a minimum of 6 months experience as a mentor or mentee in paired or group mentoring sessions, whether in a formal or informal setting. They must have GCSE/Junior Cert/ Equivalent and be over 18 years old.