Peer Mentoring Courses @ Northern College


Northern College, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3ET

Who we are

The opportunity to learn key skills and role of a Peer Mentor. Our course will give you a Level 2 (equivalent to a GCSE grade A-C) award in Peer Mentoring.

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This Level 2 Award explores the role of peer mentoring and is designed to support the development of effective peer mentors.

You will develop the skills and knowledge to become an effective peer mentor. This will prepare you to mentor within the setting in which you will volunteer or work.

You will explore:

  • the role of a mentor
  • preparing to become a mentor (setting SMART targets, communication skills, Legal and ethical requirements and preparation for a mentoring meeting)
  • mentoring skills and techniques.

This course follows on from our Peer Mentoring (Level 1) course and will allow you to progress the skills you gained on that course.

If you are an experienced mentor, you may just access the Level 2 course.

The course is balanced between theory, research and practical application.

There is a requirement to produce a portfolio of the work including a reflective diary on your mentoring practice.

This course provides professional development for existing volunteers and anyone in related community sector employment such as support workers.

What can this course lead to?

You could progress onto:

Management Skills and Knowledge (Level 3) – You would need to be in a Team Leader, Supervisor or Manager role for this course.

One of our Access to Higher Education courses at level 2 or 3.

Possible careers include being a mentor.

If you would like any further information, advice or guidance contact the collage via phone or email and our Student Services team would be delighted to help. Email: or ring 01226 776000 

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Contact Details

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Phone number: 01226 776000

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Address: Northern College, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3ET


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Northern College, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3ET

Other Details

Cost: FREE* * This course is fully funded for eligible students. If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £150.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.

Published: 09 August 2019