Learning Mentor (Apprenticeship Level 3)


Learning Mentors support learners of all ages, and all levels, to develop within a new work role. These learners may be, for example, apprentices, trainees or new recruits in the workplace, or in any vocational learning environment. 

Learning Mentors will have sector-specific experience and qualifications, as determined by their employer or professional body, which they use to guide and advise those who are less experienced and new to a work role. The Learning Mentor is therefore a ‘dual professional’ having both up-to-date knowledge and skills in a specialist vocational or subject area, together with the generic skills necessary to support learners. 

Learning Mentors therefore support the development of learners’ knowledge, skills and behaviours, throughout their programme, particularly in applying theoretical learning in practical work environments (and usually on a one-to-one, or small group, basis). They give practical, technical and/or pastoral support and guidance. 

Learning Mentors collaborate closely with colleagues, other Education and Training Sector professionals, employers and/ or human resource colleagues to meet learners’ needs and achieve their potential. 

Entry requirements 

You should hold a level 2 qualification to start this apprenticeship or have substantial workplace experience in a Learning and Development setting. You will also be assessed to ensure you have the ability to complete the English and Maths qualification at level 2. 


Minimum 13 months. 

Functional skills 

Apprentices will be required to have or to achieve level 2 English, maths and ICT prior to completion of their Apprenticeship. If Level 2 has already been achieved then development of further English, maths and digital skills will continue for the whole of the apprenticeship. 


The Learning Mentor could progress further within their vocation specialism and/or into roles involving the assessment and coaching of vocational learners. They may also be eligible to progress onto a teaching or coaching role within an education and training provider organisation. 


Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this programme from their Apprenticeship Account and non-levy paying SMEs through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SME’s. 

End assessment 

To achieve this apprenticeship standard, the employer, training provider and apprentice will agree when the apprentice is ready and competent to undertake the independent end assessment, which will test their skills knowledge and behaviours required for this role. 

Other Qualifications 

Apprentices must achieve a minimum of Level 1 Safeguarding qualification.

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