Introduction to Mentoring Programme

This Introduction to Mentoring programme is underpinned by the National Occupational Standards for Coaching and Mentoring and the 2014 Professional Standards.

SET has developed an Introduction to Mentoring programme for its members in conjunction with Proversity, to provide an introduction to mentoring to enable you to develop practical skills to support you in your role as a mentor.

This video-based e-learning programme comprises four modules aimed at SET members with an optional final module aimed specifically at QTLS supporters. It provides approximately 12 hours of e-learning content and activities, some of which will be offline.

The programme aims to develop knowledge in relation to mentoring and to provide an introduction to mentoring skills, such as active listening, giving feedback and effective questioning. Members who complete the programme will receive a certificate of completion and they will be signposted to further reading and accredited programmes. 


The programme is for those whose role involves supporting recently qualified teachers, as well as experienced teachers working in FE and skills settings. Module 5 is aimed specifically at mentors (known as supporters) who are providing support for qualified teachers undertaking QTLS. 

Course Syllabus

  • Module 0: Orientation
  • Module 1: The role of the mentor
  • Module 2: Developing skills
  • Module 3: Mentoring guidelines and tools
  • Module 4: Action planning
  • Module 5: Mentoring and the QTLS supporter


If you are a SET member log in to your account to register for this course.

If you are supporting a QTLS or ATS applicant please register via the Mentoring Programme supporter registration page.


If you are not currently a member of SET, join now to access the full range of member benefits. Joining is easy and only takes a few minutes.

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