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Unit award in mentoring boys and young men

How to effectively engage young males with education and provide routes into employment and socially responsible adulthood is a concern of many professions.

A lack of or poor academic attainment by some young males has been implicated in:

  • reduced occupational opportunities and social mobility across the lifespan
  • poor health outcomes in later life
  • a correlation with criminality

Mentoring offers an evidence-based approach to improving school performance – and addressing concerns related to problematic behaviours.

Taking action on improving educational performance and enabling boys and young men to achieve their potential is also about improving health outcomes across the lifespan.

The Unit Award in Mentoring Boys and Young Men is a Level 2 Award providing people who work with boys and young men with an understanding of mentoring work.

The Unit considers:

  • the rationale for work with young males
  • a strengths-based approach to work with young males
  • the role of the mentor
  • qualities desirable in a mentor
  • primary tasks of a mentor
  • dealing with disclosure/safeguarding
  • setting boundaries in mentor-mentee relationships
  • building and sustaining mentor-mentee relationships
  • goal setting and outcomes

The workshop covering the Award criteria is of short duration and is delivered in an informal style. It can be delivered on your organisation’s premises.

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mentoring work including; sports coaches working in schools, teaching assistants and workers from community projects.

For schools expressing an interest in older students undertaking the course in order to gain the Award/an understanding of mentoring, and mentor other students, we can accommodate this on your school site.

Each participant undertaking the Award will be provided with their own copy of the course book: Mentoring Male: A guide to mentoring work with boys and young men.

The 32 page course book provides a background to the issues covered by the Unit Award and a reference source practitioners can refer back to when delivering work.

The workshop is also available to people who do not want to undertake the Award but who want to gain an understanding of mentoring work with young males.

Cost for 15 participants £1999 group booking.

Or £150 per delegate to include buffet lunch if delivered on our premises. Minimum number required to run.

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  • Duration
    1 Day
  • Cost
    Up to £1999
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