Understanding Mentoring

Where: Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM1 (UK).
Date: 02 December 2015
Time: 10:00 -  16:30
 Organised by VST

Mentoring is to support and encourage people to maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.


Whether you are hoping to mentor young people or vulnerable adults within a voluntary capacity or to mentor staff within a professional role as a manager, this course provides an excellent introduction for anyone wanting to develop an understanding of mentoring.

We'll cover:

  • what is meant by mentoring
  • the benefits of a mentoring approach
  • the responsibilities of a mentor 
  • the importance of boundaries in the mentor role and when mentors should refer matters onwards
  • the key skills of a mentor
  • adapting your approach when working with different individuals
  • the need to respect individuality and difference within the mentoring relationship

Benefits to you

You will gain a basic understanding of the key skills of mentoring and gets lots of practical ideas and insight into different mentoring approaches. You will also have the opportunity of working towards an accredited qualification in Mentoring if desired. This requires some post course work.

* This course counts towards the Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Mentoring. A further course Mentoring Practice will be offered on 10th February 2016. Delegates must pass both these courses to gain the award. Delegates successfully completing each individual course will receive an accredited certificate as well. Delegates not wishing to take the accredited course will receive an attendance certificate.