Peer Mentoring 

Peer Mentoring 

The Peer Mentoring Short Course accredits up to 60 hours of peer mentoring activity, providing recognition for those who are learning, developing, practising and passing on their skills for mentoring and 'buddying' younger ones.

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Who is it for?

Young people of all abilities, mainly aged 19+.

Because Short Courses are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level. 

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level programme

  • Internally moderated

  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activity


Learners must present evidence of their activities in an organised portfolio or e-portfolio.

This will contain:

  • a record of challenges completed, with supporting evidence for each challenge

  • recording documents, showing how learners have planned and reviewed their activities

  • summary of achievement, highlighting skills development

  • personal statement

Course Content

The Short Course is split into four modules, each containing activities based around a different aspect of peer mentoring:

  • Peer mentoring training

  • Peer mentoring practice

  • Peer mentoring review

  • Peer mentoring leadership