Course description

Level 2 Award in Mentoring

This Level 2 Award explores the role of peer mentoring and is designed to support the development of effective peer mentors.

You will develop the skills and knowledge to become an effective peer mentor. This will prepare you to mentor within the setting in which you will volunteer or work.

You will explore:

the role of a mentor
preparing to become a mentor (setting SMART targets, communication skills, Legal and ethical requirements and preparation for a mentoring meeting)
mentoring skills and techniques.

This course follows on from our Peer Mentoring (Level 1) course and will allow you to progress the skills you gained on that course.

If you are an experienced mentor, you may just access the Level 2 course.

The course is balanced between theory, research and practical application.

There is a requirement to produce a portfolio of the work including a reflective diary on your mentoring practice.

This course provides professional development for existing volunteers and anyone in related community sector employment such as support workers.

What can this course lead to?

You could progress onto:

Management Skills and Knowledge (Level 3) - You would need to be in a Team Leader, Supervisor or Manager role for this course.

One of our Access to Higher Education courses at level 2 or 3.

Possible careers include being a mentor.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 6 July 2022 - 28 July 2022

  • Wednesday 06 Jul 2022 to Thursday 07 Jul 2022
  • Wednesday 13 Jul 2022 to Thursday 14 Jul 2022
  • Wednesday 20 Jul 2022 to Thursday 21 Jul 2022
  • Wednesday 27 Jul 2022 to Thursday 28 Jul 2022

Course fees and funding support

You may be eligible to study for free if you are unemployed, on certain benefits, or earn £17,374.50 a year or less. We can confirm when you apply or contact our Student Support Services team to learn more.

Course Fee £150.00