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Introduction to Mentoring

Introduction to Mentoring

A 10 week module run by Centre for Lifelong Learning: Open Studies

Mentoring is increasingly being identified as a valuable process for enhancing learning and development and many organisations are currently developing mentoring policies and schemes. However, people are often asked to undertake these roles without any training or focussed orientation. This module offers you the opportunity to identify skills you would like to develop in relation to the national standards and code of ethics, and there will be a strong emphasis on skills development. It will also introduce you to a range of definitions, models and approaches to mentoring. You will also have the opportunity to explore whether you wish to develop yourself further in this area.

Starts: Tuesday 3rd October or Wednesday 4th October

Times: Tuesdays 19.00 - 21.00; Wednesdays 12.00 ? 2.00

Venue: Tuesdays R1.13, Ramphal Building, Central Campus, University of Warwick OR Wednesdays WCE0.9a Lifelong Learning Building, Westwood Campus, University of Warwick

Cost: £90, Concessions £45, eligible staff may use Warwick Learning Account

Fiona Kaplan (Tues) or Bob Thomson (Weds)

Further information:
Cathie Zara Tel. 02476 572987 Email:

Booking: Open Studies brochure booking form phone 02476 524229 or Online Booking form via:

Course Code: Tues 1442AU06a; Weds 1442/AU06b

Reading Materials (Indicative)

  • Brockbank, A and I.McGill (2006) Facilitating Learning through Mentoring and Coaching, London: Kogan Page
  • Cruddas. L (2005) Learning mentors in schools: policy and practice, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books
  • Cunningham, B (2005) Mentoring Teachers in Post Compulsory Education: A Guide to Effective Practice, London: David Fulton
  • Thompson, B (2006) Growing People: Learning and developing from day to day experience, Oxford: Chandos Publishing
  • Wallace, S and J.Gravells (2005) Mentoring in Further Education, Exeter:Learning Matters
  • Passmore, J (Ed) (2006) Excellence in Coaching: The Industry Guide, London: Kogan Page