This is a twelve-month online course starting every January or September and is worth 120 credits and is 100% online
From September 2021 all schools will need to apply the Early Careers’ Framework process to their Newly Qualified Teachers. This requires good mentors.
This programme is a distance learning course, which comprises of four x 30 credit modules at Level 7 that will include covering all aspects of the Mentor Standards (DfE National Standards for school-based mentors, 2016). Examining these standards enables participants to be able to respond to demands from Ofsted regarding the quality of mentoring in their community. Looking at the Mentor Standards will be combined with rigorous academic study at Master’s level, evaluating and critiquing a range of academic research relating to mentoring and relating to leadership skills and behaviours, integrating research with practice throughout. Students will be able to critically analyse, engage in and reflect on mentoring and evaluate the implications for their own educational setting. They will be expected to develop their ability to explore what it means to be a critically reflective practitioner in their work as a mentor.
“The PG Dip in Mentoring is a fascinating course and extremely beneficial for developing practical skills with mentoring as well as engaging with relevant, cutting-edge academic research. The Buckingham course is one of the only courses of its kind, focussing exclusively on developing mentoring. The course leader and the lecturers are experts in their field and each online seminar has been a pleasure to attend. I have enjoyed the course so much that I intend to go on to complete the MA in mentoring when I have completed the PGDip. I cannot recommend this course highly enough for middle managers and senior leaders who want to enhance their skills in this important area of education.” Mr P Bray, Director of Studies at New Hall School