L3 Learning Mentor-Puffins Training Ltd

Puffins Training Ltd

L3 Learning Mentor

Level 3 Apprenticeship for the Learning Mentor
What is a Learning Mentor?
LMs support learners of all ages, and all levels, to develop within a new work role. These learners may be, for example, apprentices, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants, to managers) in the workplace, or in any vocational learning environment.

LMs will have sector-specific experience and qualifications, which they use to guide and advise those who are less experienced and new to a work role. The LM is therefore a ‘dual professional’ having both up-to-date knowledge and skills in a specialist vocational or subject area, together with the generic skills necessary to support learners.

LMs therefore support the development of learners’ knowledge, skills and behaviours, throughout their programme, particularly in applying theoretical learning in practical work environments (and usually on a one-to-one, or small group, basis). They give practical, technical and/or pastoral support and guidance.

Who is it suitable for?
The apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who has completed a L3 EYE Apprenticeship and who would like to develop their skills to mentor and develop apprentices or new recruits. It is the ideal first step into management or assessing/training staff as well as a valuable qualification for those wanting promotion to Seniors, Room Leads or Deputies.

What does the training involve?
Your training will help you to develop the occupational standard’s knowledge, skills and behaviours through blended learning which will involve:

Training sessions at our training centre;
Coaching and training in your nursery;
Remote sessions held online;
Assignments and tasks which you carry out in your nursery;
Observation, assessment and feedback from your assessor(s);
Compiling a “showcase” to show that you are working at, or above, the occupational standard.

You will also complete a Level 2 safeguarding qualification and Level 2 ICT if not already held.

Length of course: 12 months

Achievement is dependent on an end point assessment that is carried out by an external assessor. The assessment includes:
  1. Two separate observation of your practice, with questions, by an external assessor
  2. Professional discussion, underpinned by a showcase

You will be fully supported in your preparation for this end point assessment.

Entry requirements:
Maths and English at level 2 or equivalent.
Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification or equivalent.
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"I have been through my whole Level 2 and 4 qualifications at Puffins, I can 100% say that I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't have such an amazing team behind me to help me grow and develop. Puffins have really helped me gain confidence in everything I do, and I cannot wait to finish my Learning Mentor qualification."