This is a 20-month online course starting in January. It is worth 180 credits and is 100% online.
From September 2021 all schools need to apply the Early Careers' Framework process to their Early Career Teachers. This requires good mentors.
This programme is a work-based online course, which comprises of four 30 credit modules at Level 7 that will incorporate all aspects of the Mentor Standards (DfE National Standards for school-based mentors, 2016) and a 60 credit Dissertation module to complete the Master's programme. Examining the Mentor Standards enables participants to be able to respond to demands from Ofsted regarding the quality of mentoring in their community. Looking at the Mentor Standards will be combined with rigorous academic study at Master's level; evaluating and critiquing a range of academic research relating to mentoring and leadership skills and behaviours, integrating research with practice throughout. This will culminate in a research project on an aspect of mentoring for the dissertation module. Students will be able to critically analyse, engage in and reflect on mentoring and evaluate the implications for their own educational setting. They will be expected to develop their ability to explore what it means to be a critically reflective practitioner in their work as a mentor.