|Course Level||Level 2|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||125 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
The difference between mentoring and training can be explained in a single word – inspiration. While the training process usually involves the communication of instructions and directions, to mentor is to nurture and inspire without necessarily giving orders. In almost every application, mentoring has the potential to yield considerably more powerful and often permanent results. The role of the mentor is one of enormous challenges and responsibilities, though has the potential to be uniquely rewarding and comprehensively fulfilling. Furthermore, the skills of the world-class mentor are always in consistently-high demand, with both public and private sector employers alike.
This coaching and mentoring course online, has been designed for those looking to enhance existing experience, or begin dynamic new careers in a variety of business settings. Over the course of four insightful modules, of coaching and mentoring online course, candidates explore the core qualities of the successful mentor and how ongoing coaching can assist in realising a person’s full potential. A variety of mentoring strategies and techniques are explored, along with the importance of advanced interpersonal communication skills and how to proactively approach associated coaching issues/challenges.
This online coaching and mentoring course, is delivered over four in-depth modules:
Module 1 – Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring
The course begins by providing candidates with a broad overview of coaching and mentoring from a contemporary perspective, along with the duties and responsibilities of the professional mentor. Essential progress monitoring and management techniques are introduced, along with professional assessment strategies and the value of mentoring/coaching from a business perspective.
Module 2 – Interpersonal Communication Skills
Course content in Module 2 focuses on interpersonal communication, outlining the importance of advanced-level communication skills and the consequences of communication breakdowns. Candidates discuss what makes the difference between hearing and actively listening, alongside the use of professional probing techniques and how to improve communication skills in general.
Module 3 – Critical Coaching Skills
The following module guides candidates through a series of critical coaching skills the professional mentor must master. Along with a dissection of the SPIRIT model – Specific, Prizes, Individual, Review, Inspiring, Time-Bound – candidates explore the importance and value of goal-setting, the benefits/consequences matrix and a variety of common learning styles and associated principles.
Module 4 – The Coaching Model
Bringing the course to a close, Module 4 brings a series of coaching challenges and issues into the discussion, alongside a breakdown of the coaching model. How to effectively approach/address common coaching problems is discussed, along with the core components of the ‘Four Steps’ coaching framework and the value of ongoing feedback provision.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.