Key Facts

Level 2
Subject Sector:
13.1 Teaching and Lecturing
Qualification No:
£29.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The qualifications within this suite recognise the knowledge and skills of individuals who have trained to be mentors, including peer mentors. They have been developed with the support of organisations already training mentors to work in a variety of different settings with clients from different backgrounds, of different ages and with differing needs.

    The qualifications are designed to indicate that successful candidates have the appropriate knowledge and skills to act as mentors, including as peer mentors.

    The qualifications enable progression to a mentoring role, whether paid or voluntary. There are four qualifications within the suite and successful candidates may choose to extend their learning by progressing to a larger mentoring qualification at either Level 2 or Level 3.

    This qualification is available to study through our partnership with Curriculum and Quality Solutions (CQS). For more information and prices please visit the CQS website.


    Study this qualification with CQS

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve the two mandatory units totalling 4 credits.



    Learners must achieve the two mandatory units totalling 4 credits.

    Mentoring Practice

    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding Mentoring

    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
    Click here to view full unit details

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim

    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms