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Peer Mentoring Award at The Marsh Academy

Course description

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Peer Mentoring is for students who want to work with children or in a youth context. This qualification provides added credibility to peer mentoring through recognition of the valuable role it plays in non-formal teaching and learning. Developing their own skills, knowledge, understanding and practice, those involved in peer mentoring make an important contribution to the continuous improvement of learning and have a significant impact on achievement. Peer mentors offer support from a position of real understanding. Peer mentoring programmes can range from focused ones such as an anti-bullying project in a school or a suicide watch in prison, to informal 'buddying’ or befriending schemes. Effective peer mentoring programmes give young people the opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills and qualities in a way that is beneficial both to themselves and to others.

Course content

Each unit has specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria. To pass an internally assessed unit, learners must meet all of the unit’s learning outcomes. The units are: Principles of Peer Mentoring; Understanding Skills and Qualities Needed to be a Peer Mentor; Understanding Roles and Responsibilities as a Peer Mentor; Preparing and Delivering Peer Mentoring Activities that Meet a Peer Mentee’s Needs.

Entry requirements

Students must be enrolled in the Marsh Academy Post 16, there are no academic entry requirements.

Assessment

Each unit has specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria. To pass an internally assessed unit, learners must meet all of the unit’s learning outcomes. The units are: Principles of Peer Mentoring; Understanding Skills and Qualities Needed to be a Peer Mentor; Understanding Roles and Responsibilities as a Peer Mentor; Preparing and Delivering Peer Mentoring Activities that Meet a Peer Mentee’s Needs.

Future opportunities

This course will help students go on to work in the childcare sector or youth sectors.  The skills which are learned can be applied to a range of vocations including teaching, play work, Early Years and a range of youth work settings.  The course could also be a foundation for a career in counselling or support services such as the Samaritans.  

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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