I want to be a mentor, but what do I do, how do I know what sort of mentor I want to be, what course should I do and what should be my first steps?
There’s four options open to you that we’d suggest you consider, depending on what you want to achieve.
- If you want to help teenagers or young adults achieve their best academic potential, then the Academic Mentoring Qualification (National Academic Mentoring Qualification) is the course for you.
- If you are interested in helping teenagers or young adults overcome their social, emotional, mental health or behaviour problems, then the National Children’s Mentor Qualification is for you (http://www.thementoringschool.com/mentoring-in-education/young-persons-mentor-qualification/).
- If you are interested in helping young children in primary schools overcome their social, emotional, mental health or behaviour problems, then the National Children’s Mentor Qualification is for you (http://www.thementoringschool.com/mentoring-in-education/childrens-mentor-qualification/).
- If you want to help teenagers or young adult prepare for work readiness, then the National Work Readiness Mentoring Qualification is for you (http://www.thementoringschool.com/mentoring-in-education/mentoring-young-people-for-work-readiness/).
An important point we make clear to every one who is in your position, is that we offer training courses and qualifications, we are not the people reading your CV so cannot guarantee that it would get you work. We have found that people in similar positions will consider doing some voluntary work with a charity or in a school for a few weeks, then do a course whilst job hunting.