National Children’s Mentor Qualification for primary schools

Course satisfaction rate: 99%

A programme designed to train primary school teachers, teaching assistants, ELSAs, learning mentors and others how to assess, plan and deliver interventions for social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Includes an additional module on support after the pandemic lockdown.

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties in our pupils have changed over the last few years, thankfully, so has our understanding of the behaviour problems concerning educators.

​This course has been developed to train teachers, SENDCos, teaching assistants and Learning Mentors how to assess, plan and provide individual or group interventions for social, emotional, mental health and behaviour difficulties.

Delivered to over 1% of schools in the country, there are versions for primary school staff or for those in secondary and further education.

​The courses complement the work of Nurture Groups, ELSA and Mental Health First Aiders by giving staff the tools to be able to work with more students across the school or college, leaving those at the high end to receive the more intensive support. Course contents are also suitable for updated Learning Mentor training, exceeding the training under the old UK scheme.

We are so proud of this course, that the Programme is registered as an accredited Level 3 qualification from Open Awards.

“I thoroughly recommend this course, the tools and tricks we learnt from the tutor are invaluable in structuring and adding real value to the work I do with the children. Thank you for helping me have the impact that I can with children!”

Ali Weedon

Course contents:

  • You and your situation
  • What is a Children’s Mentor?
  • Barriers to learning and overcoming them
  • Learning approaches
  • Managing emotions
  • Preparation for the next stages of life
  • Supporting special needs
  • Planning an individual intervention
  • Planning a group intervention
  • Involving parents and carers
  • Involving children and young people
  • Involving other staff
  • Supporting social, emotional and mental health
  • Setting up a referral system
  • Monitoring outcomes of an intervention
  • Bringing it all together

The 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 monthly live support calls with tutors to provide support and answer queries.

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Course Information

Estimated Time: 30-50 hours including assignment

Difficulty: Practitioner

Children’s Mentor Qualification Online Self-study


Price is £800 + VAT at 20%. If paying by invoice, please select Invoice at the checkout and we will email you an invoice.

Children’s Mentor Qualification Online Self-study Payment Plan

per month for 6 total payments

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