Peer Mentoring Certificate

Developed by PET and co-written by prison peer mentors, this course will be useful for mentors in all roles – including healthcare, workshops and education. You will focus on developing transferable mentoring skills that will be valuable after release, particularly for those looking to work or volunteer in a social care setting. The course explores the concept and theory of mentoring, including communication, listening, boundaries and confidentiality, and reflection.

The course consists of 9 units:

  1. Mentoring – so what is it?
  2. Let’s Talk Communication
  3. More Personal Baggage Than a Coach Tour
  4. Listening – Er, What?
  5. Mentoring – So What’s It Good For?
  6. ‘Nuff Said! – Boundaries and Confidentiality
  7. Mentoring – Stages and Barriers, and Stages of a Mentoring Relationship
  8. Mirror, Mirror – Time for Reflection
  9. Information

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Fifteen written assignments

Exams: None

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments

Tutor Support: None

What’s Next? Understanding Mental Health Care Level 3 (NCC)

Find Out More: The course was featured in a recent issue of Inside Time – read here.

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