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Coaching and Mentoring Training

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Course Fee:

    Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).

  • Start Date(s): 18 October 2023 / 6 November 2023
  • Duration: 1 session (3.5 Hours)
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Please note: This course is delivered through the Reskill & Recover project, which is part funded by the European Social Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support employees of small and medium businesses that are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

The course is a practical 1-day development programme, led by Graham Wood from NTU's Apprenticeship team. The course is for anyone who mentors a person starting in their career and wishes to maximise the benefits of having and effectively mentoring junior staff in their own organisations.

We are now delivering our last two cohorts of this course. Don't miss your chance to sign up.

What you’ll study

National research that finds almost 75% of mentors in the workplace feel unprepared to take on this role.

We start by providing an understanding of the mentoring role. You will gain an understanding of the process and responsibilities of the role itself in working with NTU. We will also provide some strategies for identifying and understanding the needs of junior staff. In detail, we identify the activities of a mentor and guidance on how much time ideally should be allocated to the role. In addition, the course will also provide the fundamental basics of mentoring and coaching. Included are two basic mentoring models and a practical guide detailing how to use them. Finally, the programme will cover the legal responsibilities the employer has their junior staff.

The course structure:

  • Unit 1: Understanding the journey
  • Unit 2: The mentor role
  • Unit 3: Mentor activities
  • Unit 4: Mentoring models
  • Unit 5: Employer responsibilities

As a result of completing the course, you will:

  • have developed a good understanding of the degree apprenticeship programme
  • be aware of all the requirements for a mentor role
  • know all the activities required of a mentor and be equipped to deliver them
  • have a clear understanding of the underpinning ethos of mentoring
  • be equipped with two models they can apply to their mentoring
  • be equipped with strategies for identifying and responding to learning needs
  • have developed a good understanding of employer responsibilities, that apply to their role as the mentor.

How you’re taught

This course is delivered by Graham Wood.

Graham has worked in the field of vocational education and training for 30 years, and he has been involved with apprenticeship delivery since 2008. His passion in this area is specifically centred on the role of mentoring apprentices in the workplace. This was kickstarted by a professional research activity into the German apprenticeship system in 2016.

The importance of this role is widely recognised throughout the industry and during the aforementioned visit, apprentices, their families, training providers at all levels, employers, trade unions, community groups and government officials all identified as being the key to achievement, retention and success of the system in producing apprentices valuable to their industries.

This has resonated with him and he wishes to replicate that cultural awareness in our delivery, with the intention to recognise the valuable contribution of mentors and being innovative in supporting them.

Cohort One

18 October 2023

11.00 am - 2.30 pm

Cohort Two

6 November 2023

11.00 am - 2.30 pm

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for a place on this course you must be employed by a small or medium business (under 250 employees) in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

If you have any queries about this course, please email:

If this course is of interest but you or your company do not meet the eligibility criteria for a funded place, please contact us to find out about dates for other occurrences.

Fees and funding

This course is available at no cost to eligible participants.