New Apprenticeship Available - Learning Mentor Level 3

To be completed by: Sun 31 Jan 2021

Time: -Sun 31 Jan 2021 | Venue:

Skills for Work will be delivering the Learning Mentor Level 3 Apprenticeship in the new year and we are looking for new learners, either new recruits or existing members of staff.

Learning Mentor Apprenticeship                             Level 3                  Typical Duration15-18 Months


Support learners of all ages and levels to develop within a new work role

A learning mentor supports learners of all ages and all levels to develop within a new work role. These learners may be, for example, apprentices, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants, to new CEOs) in the workplace, or in any vocational learning environment. As an apprentice, you’ll develop sector-specific experience and qualifications, which you’ll use to guide and advise those who are less experienced and new to a work role. The learning mentor is therefore a ‘dual professional’ having both up-to-date knowledge and skills in a specialist vocational or subject area, together with the generic skills necessary to support learners. You’ll support the development of learners’ knowledge, skills and behaviour, throughout their programme, particularly in applying theoretical learning in practical work environments. You’ll give practical, technical and pastoral support and guidance.

Apprentices have a personal Tutor who will helps students and their employer to plan the programme and stay on track, through regular reviews and other types of feedback and progress tracking. 


Delivery is a blend of:

  • Online content supporting the development of relevant knowledge, behaviours and skills, set by the standard
  • Workshops and live content to underpin the e-learning resources
  • Review meetings with the tutor and manager


Over the course of the apprenticeship, students build an electronic portfolio of evidence that showcases their knowledge, skills and behaviours. If apprentices do not already have Maths and English at level 2 or above, students will also study these as part of the apprenticeship standard. After a minimum of 12 months, when apprentices have completed their portfolio and are meeting the standard required, they progress to the final End Point Assessment (EPA)



People of all ages and educational backgrounds can become apprentices, but there are some restrictions, the most important of which are:

  • The employer and the training provider must ascertain that the apprenticeship will allow the individual to gain substantive new skills. The training therefore needs to be materially different from any prior qualification or previous apprenticeship;
  • The apprentice must be employed, usually for 30+ hours a week, and work more than 50% of their time in England;
  • The period of teaching and learning must be at least 12 months and, during this time, apprentices are expected to spend at least 20% of their time in “off the job” training.
  • Before the learner commences their apprenticeship standard a functional skills initial assessment in English and Maths will be taken to match the appropriate standard and level.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – Also assessing any prior learning the learner may have which could mean exemptions from parts of the apprenticeship programme including Functional Skills Maths and English.

Further details of the Standard:

Further details of the Assessment Plan:


Email:                                             Phone: 01274 433648

Approval via the Apprenticeship Levy and the Learning and Development Academy will be required before Skills for Work can support you.


Published: 16/12/2020
Audience: Learning Mentors, Managers, Business Managers, Parental Involvement Workers
Contact: Peter Williams

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