In Further & Higher Education Level 6

Who should support a teacher to improve their skills?

Can the teaching skills of one teacher improve the skills of another, or is there more required?

Are great teachers born or can they be nurtured?

All teachers go through annual teaching observations. For some teachers who excel in the classroom, these observations are part of the job and an opportunity to shine. For others however, whose teaching skills are mid range upwards, observations can be a constant worry they need to endure.

All teachers go through excellent training to become teachers, but that training does not cover classroom performance and it is not ‘subject specialism’ specific. It is a focus on generic lesson structure, learning styles and documentation to ensure lessons are both formative and summative in outcome.

Teachers’ training does not cover delivering captivating lessons and it does not help a teacher learn techniques that will engage the learners in every subject taught. Teachers training delivers good teachers, learning the skills to captivate and engage each learner delivers great teacher.

Every teacher aspires to be a great teacher, it is why they become teachers. We know, when supported by a mentor, every teacher can achieve what they aspire to be. The y already have these skills within them, they are already an expert in their specialist subject. A mentor will help you them grow and bring out those skills.


Education Established

  • Are you a head of faculty?
  • Are all teachers in your faculty high achievers in teaching observations?
  • Do you have advanced teaching practitioners to improve class delivery?
  • Are your advanced practitioners specifically trained to mentor other teachers?
  • Are all teaching staff supported by a mentor or only those deemed not to be performing well?


  • Would you like to become a teaching mentor?
  • Would you like to learn the skills to self-evaluate your classroom performance?
  • Would you like to study alongside a Gold Edge teaching mentor for an objective evaluation for improving your skills.

Become a forward-thinking teacher

Train your teachers – help them to maximise learning


Develop skills through practice, reflective feedback and study leading to a Level 6 qualification in Mentoring.

By undertaking this course, the participants will:

Become adept in mentoring skills and techniques.

The participant will access a unique set of tools, resources, tips and framework to help create best practice.

Develop confidence and gain understanding in how successful and effective mentoring works with individuals working in schools, colleges and universities.

Access expert coaches. Each candidate will be supported on a 1-2-1 basis.

Programme Description

This practical, interactive programme will equip the participant to be an effective mentor.

By taking the qualification, the participant will be able to learn the difference between mentoring and coaching and learn, practice and apply essential mentoring skills and techniques.

The participant will also access tools, resources, tips and frameworks to help develop mentoring practices.

To strengthen confidence, the participant will gain a background understanding of the theory that underpins successful mentoring.

Key Features

This programme is principally authored by an acknowledged leader in talent development, as well as a highly regarded author and expert in coaching and mentoring.

The programme contains a rich mix of content media including text and video which provide a highly interactive engagement experience.

Included in the programme are real-life case studies and scenarios which translate concepts into everyday working situations.

Also contained in the course are skills-based activities and assessments which build coaching and mentoring practice.

Studying this programmes provides access to an expert coach.

The programme leads to a recognised certification at level 6.

Why should you take this programme?

This programme is suitable for the following audiences:

Those who would like to be a mentor or consultant mentor specialising in the education sector generally or education within industry.

Those who would like to be a mentor in a school, college or university.

Head of Faculties who recognise the value of mentoring as an effective teacher training tool that develops high performance.

Persons at all levels within the sector who wish to develop student engagement as a lead target.

As an integral part of the teaching team development.


The participant will produce a comprehensive portfolio of work from the programme of learning. There are two or three assessed tasks per module that include written work to provide evidence of knowledge and understanding, along with practical tasks to demonstrate learning that has taken place and how the participant applied that learning.

The portfolio must contain all the evidence produced during the period of study, so that it demonstrates achievement of the learning outcomes, at the standards provided by the assessment criteria given in each module. The learning outcomes and assessment criteria specify what the participant has to achieve, and the evidence provided in the portfolio will show how this has been undertaken.

The contents of the portfolio will be assessed, and the evidence contained in the portfolio will form the basis for the award of the qualification. The participant can retain the portfolio for future reference and to support further development.

The participant will also need to participate in observed/recorded and assessed practice or a professional discussion, in a real work environment. These observations, recordings or professional discussions will demonstrate the application of the learning and competence in the coaching and/or mentoring role.

Description Of Modules

  • Principles and practice of coaching and mentoring
  • This module will build background understanding, offering insights into the features and benefits of coaching and mentoring, the differences between the two, and how they are managed and organised in educational organisations.
  • Personal development for coaches and mentors
  • As the learner works through the module, they will practise and master the main skills needed to be an effective coach or mentor. At the end, they will set plans for continuous professional development, as well as plans to keep their performance as a coach or mentor under review.
  • Coaching education professionals
  • This module will help develop effective coaching practice for working with individuals involved in teaching, training or other aspects of education.
  • Mentoring education professionals
  • This module will help your teaching staff develop mentoring practice specifically in the context of working with less experienced teachers, trainers or the development of other education professionals.
  • Managing mentoring or coaching in organisation
  • The aims are to help people develop their mentoring practice, analysing the role of those engaged in mentoring people in education.

ATHE Coaching & Mentoring in Education programme Level 6:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH):

Coaching and mentoring in Education 430 GLH

ATHE Student Registration

Registration included in tuition fees


Included in fees