“Newly-trained mentors may want to complete an Award in Enterprise Mentoring for a variety of reasons. It may be that they want to reinforce the skills that they’ve learnt previously; they could find that adding a qualification to their CV is a way of continuing their professional development; or it may be that volunteer mentoring has inspired them to change careers and mentor on a more formal basis.”
SFEDI Awards offer two Ofqual approved qualifications, the Level 3 and Level 4 Awards in Enterprise Mentoring. Nic explains,
“Our Level 3 Award in Enterprise Mentoring includes a more in-depth analysis of important elements of mentoring such as communication skills, business knowledge, mentoring techniques and tools, and an understanding of an entrepreneur’s requirements.
“For mentors who already have a good grounding in what it takes to be an enterprise mentor, perhaps those who have already worked with several mentees through the IOEE or a mentoring organisation, the Level 4 award offers the next step in a mentor’s professional development. It deals more specifically in best practice for handling a range of different mentees and how best to adapt to different styles and working processes.”
Courses are delivered throughout the UK at a number of SFEDI centres and enrolment begins (time of year). For more information on the Enterprise Mentoring Awards or any other enterprise qualification visit www.sfediawards.com