Our Apprenticeships

Learn more about our Apprenticeship offer. For more information, please contact our Apprenticeships team on 0800 542 1655 or via email at adedapps@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Level 3 Learning Mentor

The Learning Mentor Apprenticeship is designed to provide the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required to be an effective Mentor in both large and small businesses in the public, private and charitable sectors and learners of all ages and levels to develop in a new role. They may be apprentices, trainees, new recruits to new CEO’s.

Learning Mentors will need to be over 19 years old and will have sector-specific experience and qualifications, which they will use to guide and advise those who are less experienced. They will support the development of the learner’s Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours throughout the programme including theoretical learning individually or as a group.

Added Value

Adult Education is pleased to be able to offer the Award in Coaching and Mentoring at no extra cost to support the learner and employer with gaining the required skills. Adult Education will also work with both the employer and the learner to identify a personalised training programme.


This Apprenticeship is typically 12 months long, with an additional three months for End Point Assessment.

20% of the Apprentices time should be spent in paid  off the job learning, so as an employer you will need to ensure that time is allocated for learning.

Adult Education provides workshops that support the apprentice in gaining the knowledge required to achieve their programme. We also offer clinics where learners can attend for advice and support or are struggling with their assignments and projects.

Every twelve weeks a formal review will take place between the learner, employer and assessor where progress/concerns to date and targets for the next twelve weeks are discussed and agreed.

Dedicated trainer and assessors will support the delivery from providing training in our specially written workshops to monthly assessment visits to aid and support progression, generation of evidence, guidance and support.


Whilst the eligibility is agreed with the employer, we would recommend that apprentices are able to work towards GCSE grade 4-9 (A- C) in Maths and English.

Learners must also be a minimum of 19 years of age.

What the Apprenticeship looks like

The Apprenticeship consists of:

  • Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 2
  • Award in Coaching and Mentoring Level 3  (Added Value) to aid in your understanding and collection of evidence
  • Learning Mentor standard – which looks at the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.
  • Level 1 or 2 in Safeguarding

Gateway and End Point Assessment

The employer will need to choose an independent End Point Assessment Organisation, who will complete the Apprenticeship process.

The End Point Assessment has a number of requirements:

  1. Learning mentor Observation and Q & A
  2. Professional Discussion informed from Showcase Portfolio – a structured interview around the showcase portfolio

The End Point Assessor will then award a grade Fail, Pass or Distinction.

Page updated: 22/09/2022 Page updated by: Adult Education in Gloucestershire

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