Learning and Skills Mentor Level 4

Launch your skills and mentoring career

Learning and skills Mentors can be found in all sectors where training and development is required. The purpose of the learning and skills mentor occupation is to support individuals and groups with their learning and development towards agreed goals. They do this by working within ethical and legal frameworks to ensure a high standard of mentoring practice.  They will work collaboratively with stakeholders to inclusively meet the individual needs of the mentee. They will be committed to their own professional development and reflective practice as a mentor.  

The learning and skills mentor will be responsible for the mentor-mentee relationships to support ongoing development and progression. Mentors will work in a variety of locations and environments where mentoring activity may be undertaken face to face or remotely. 

Apprenticeship Provider in United Kingdom

Key Information


12 month programme followed by a 3-month End Point Assessment phase. 

Funding options

If you pay into the apprenticeship levy this is 100% funded at £5000.   
a maximum £250 (5% contribution) for a non-levy employer.


  • The roles and responsibilities of a mentor, understanding the organisational and professional boundaries, legal and ethical requirements, including safeguarding.
  • How to establish and manage a mentoring contract.
  • How to plan for a mentoring session and review and revise action plans.
  • Mentoring theory and models, including maintaining good practice and protocols within the mentoring relationship.
  • Organisational and legal requirements for recording, storing and sharing personal information.
  • Strategies to assess starting points of the mentee, including potential barriers to development.

  • Methods of communication to maintain the mentoring relationship and review progress towards agreed communications.
  • How to provide accurate and relevant vocational/pastoral advice and guidance to meet mentee needs, including points of referral to other professional services.
  • Theories and models of evaluation and reflection.
  • Approaches to sustainable mentoring practice.
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development.
  • The role of supervision in supporting the mentor.
  • Evidence-based practice informed by own research.



  • Conduct sustainable mentoring practice within organisational and professional boundaries, and legal and ethical requirements, including safeguarding.
  • Establish and maintain mentoring contracts with mentees and where relevant, other stakeholders.
  • Conduct mentoring sessions according to agreed plans.
  • Implement established mentoring tools and techniques to help the mentee work towards agreed outcomes.
  • Maintain records of mentoring practice, complying with quality, confidentiality and data protection requirements.
  • Establish and use assessed starting points to agreed outcomes of the mentoring process.
  • Assess and review progress and achievement of agreed outcomes and revise action plans as appropriate.

  • Maintain mentoring relationship through a non-judgemental and objective approach.
  • Use questioning techniques to encourage reflection and progression.
  • Provide feedback to the mentee to inform progression.
  • Inform, advise and guide the mentee to support development toward agreed outcomes.
  • Apply theories and models of evaluation and reflection to support mentee development.
  • Monitor and reflect on own mentoring practice, including feedback from supervision, to develop self
  • Apply evidence based mentoring practice informed by own research.




  • Demonstrate and promote sustainable practices with mentee.
  • Work to ethical and legal standards within professional boundaries.
  • Be resilient and adaptable when dealing with challenge and change, maintaining focus and self-control.

  • Demonstrate and encourage mutual respect, displaying a deep understanding of equality and diversity, with and between learners, colleagues ad appropriate agencies.
  • Committed to improving their own professional practice in relation to mentoring.


Who is the Learning and Skills Mentor suitable for?


  • Those with a keen interest in supporting the teaching, learning and development of self and others.
  • Those with aspirations to support wider organisational development, through the betterment of their teams and working practices.
  • Specialists with significant and specific knowledge, skills and experience which could be used to support others to further develop their own skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Find the full qualification specifications here



Whether you are a learner or employer, National Upskill are here to assist you.

If you have any questions for our team, please get in touch at info@nationalupskill.co.uk.

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 Apprenticeship Provider in United Kingdom

 Apprenticeship Provider in United Kingdom