This course has concessions available

Coaching And Mentoring Introduction

This short course will give you an understanding of the difference between coaching and mentoring, then illustrate the use of coaching and mentoring models and how to put theory into practice. This course can lead on to our Level 2 Qualification - Award in Mentoring Skills. Please note a 100 per cent attendance is required on the introductory course to progress to the Level 2 in Mentoring Skills. All students wishing to attend the Level 2 in Mentoring Skills must also complete a pre course assessment form.
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Please note that some of the courses will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 ORB. This a new Mary Ward Centre location and is a short walk from Southwark Tube Station.

Who is this course for

This short Coaching and Mentoring Course is for people wishing to develop their coaching or mentoring skills at a beginners/introductory level. It aims to give students a clear idea and understanding of the dynamics that happen between people when they work one-to-one. It prepares students for the Award in Mentoring Skills qualification course.

What does this course cover

Areas covered during the course include understanding of the difference between coaching & mentoring; use of coaching & mentoring models; putting theory into practice.

Coaching & Mentoring definitions will be examined through group discussion and presentation. The difference between Coaching & Mentoring will then be looked at. Following that students will use active listening and questioning techniques to look at Coaching & Mentoring Practice, Coaching models and Coaching model in practice.

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Pen and paper, together with a curious and open mind are the only requirements

What this course could lead to

NCFE Level 2 Award in Mentoring Skills qualification course.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’