About the Course
Peer mentoring takes place between two or more people who have lived through similar life experiences. This means the mentor has a full understanding of the issues faced by the mentee. The job of peer mentors is to provide support, a helping hand, encouragement, and information to learners both during teaching sessions and outside the classroom. This programme has been created to fulfil the needs of organisations and the clients that First Point Training work within the community. It has also been identified for the need to provide training programs and support for those organisations that deal with a range of complex issues, to give an in-house support mechanism for future persons with complex needs.
The benefits of a peer mentor includes:
• 24hr support
• Good listener
• Positive role model
• Can offer informed advice
What will I learn?
The three units cover a range of skills, knowledge and understanding of the role of the peer mentor. Learners will be able to prepare and understand the role of a mentor, and then demonstrate mentoring skills and techniques through observations by their assessors.
It also provides opportunities for successful learners to progress into mentor roles within the organisations they are associated with once they have completed the programme.
Is the course right for me?
This programme is aimed at persons who are recovering from drug and alcohol misuse, mental health issues and ex-offenders or those who have overcome barriers in their lives, with significant life experience, who have advice and guidance to pass on to those in similar situations.
What qualification will I receive?
On successful completion of this course you will receive an accredited qualification in Peer Mentoring through Highfield Awarding Body.
Where is the training?
We deliver all our training in communities across the North East. Our main training suite is in Meadowfield Industrial Estate in Durham.
How long will it take?
This course runs over 4 days – 9.30am – 4.00pm.
What is the cost?
£75.00 per person, per day.