Programmes - Leadership in Peer Mentoring

Accredited Through Open College Network at Level 2. This dynamic programme is pitched at 16plus age bracket, looking at how they can unlock their own leadership potential. The programme takes 30 hours to complete and can be arranged to suit individual group needs, comprising class time, residentials, evening sessions etc.

Through the course of the programme, participants are asked to think about what makes a good leader in their eyes. What peer mentoring is and what benefits can be obtained from it. Participants are taken through a fairly robust child and youth worker protection training session, entailing all the do’s and dont’s of working with young people.

The course also gives participants an insight into how groups work, and how their own personal skills can be developed in line with group development so as to best compliment each other.

In true experiential learning form the participants are expected to plan, prepare, and evaluate a session before they can finish the programme.

Whilst this programme fits within the remit of Learning for Life and Work, specifically the Employablity and Personal Development sectors, its benefits are much wider and more practical:

• This programme would prepare your prefect or pupil leadership team, school council etc, not only giving them full on practical help and advice but also increasing their confidence and skill set when working with groups.

• Many schools now offer voluntary service as part of their enrichment programme, and in some instances pupils from senior school mentor pupils in local primary schools as part of their pathway to post primary school, these are ideal candidates for a programme like this.

• If Peer mentoring is offered as part of your timetable, this programme provides the experiential element that gels the class room learning together and makes it real, exciting and dynamic, as well as giving the participants a qualification within a qualification.

• Participants also find this programme benefits them when going for interviews as they have so much more to talk about and can give real and full examples. And when it comes to filling in their personal statement they suddenly don’t have enough room.

All transport, food, accommodation and accreditation fees are paid for by NICE.

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