IEP Mentor for Employability and Careers Programme

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Introducing the IEP Mentor for Employability and Careers Programme, a certified mentor programme designed specifically for the employability sector.

Many professionals working in the employability sector are expected to get the best out of their clients, achieve progressions and provide mentoring for them. However there has been no specialist training available and so those colleagues who have been fortunate enough to access training have often needed to access and then adapt generic training. Many working in the sector have simply had no mentoring training despite being expected to use the skills. This has led to confusion, different approaches, incorrect use of mentoring and even a lack of boundaries or over reliance on the mentors from clients.

Now the Institute of Employability Professionals are delighted to worked with the specialists at The Mentoring School to develop a specialist pathway for colleagues who are working in the sector. This CPD programme has been developed by a psychologist working in the sector to address:

  • Theories and frameworks of mentoring
  • Structuring mentoring conversations
  • Recognising the balance between listening and offering advice
  • Differences between coaching and mentoring techniques and when to use each

The IEP Practitioner Mentor for Career and Employability Programme will give you the skills to unlock the potential of your mentees, Identify the gaps in their skillset and coach them to realise their own goals, while giving you a recognised level 3 qualification.

The importance of understanding the individuality of your mentee is key to unlocking the tools they require to achieve their goals. The Practitioner Mentor for Career and Employability Programme will show you how to identify and relate to your mentees individual learning style and mindset. Allowing you to pass on your knowledge in a way that will be understood and retained by your mentee.

Programme contents

  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Common Barriers
  • Learning Approaches
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Mindset
  • Preparation for the Future
  • Good Practice for Mentors
  • Individual Mentoring
  • Diversity
  • Group Mentoring
  • Involving Others
  • Supporting the Mentee
  • Mentoring and Mental Health
  • Monitoring the Outcomes of Mentoring
  • Bringing it all Together

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Programme delivery

The online course is delivered in 15 minute pre-recorded units with associated activities to help mentors develop the skills and embed the learning. Support is available by phone or email. Learners are also invited to live support calls with tutors to provide support and answer queries.

Also available for teams of 8 or more (please note additional fees apply):

  • 3-day group learning for teams
  • 3-day live online
  • Fast Track blended learning (eLearning and 1-day group learning)

Training is followed by an assessment portfolio to gain the qualification.

Qualification Assessment

Learners complete a reflective assignment to gain an accredited Level 3 Certificate from Open Awards. This includes a reflection on how they have applied the learning. They also have the option to sign up to the official Register of Mentors as an accredited mentor.

Please get in touch with us on +442381 120010 or via if you have any queries, would like an invoice or group discount.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 30-50 hours including portfolio

Course Instructor

Richard Curtis Richard Curtis Author

IEP Career and Employability Mentor Qualification


Price includes VAT. RRP £840. Invoice option available at checkout.