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Postgraduate Diploma in Mentoring



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6 Months

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This is a six-month online course worth 60 credits at level 7.

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 distance learning course, which comprises two 30 credit modules at Level 7 that will include covering many aspects of the Mentor Standards (DfE National Standards for school-based mentors, 2016). Examining these 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 Masters level, evaluating and critiquing a range of academic research relating to mentoring and relating to leadership skills and behaviours, integrating research with practice throughout. 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.

If you are interested in developing your knowledge further check out our Postgraduate Diploma in Mentoring and MA in Education (Mentoring).

This course will be taught online through 22 twilight webinars across two terms. You will have direct access to your own personal tutor.

Assessment is carried out through written assignments. Guidance and support are given through the courses regarding the expectations of writing at Master's level.

The course consists of two modules as follows:

Module 1: Introduction to Mentoring Theory 

The first of the two modules in the Postgraduate Certificate introduces a range of theories relating to mentoring in education.  One aim is to respond to the findings of the Carter Review (2015) into mentoring in ITT. This suggests that more attention should be given to the quality of training for mentors working in schools. Ofsted recommends that this training needs to be rigorous, in that it should go beyond the ‘structure and nature of the course’ and should look to develop the skills of mentoring. Another aim is to combine the practical needs of mentoring in education with a wide range of scholarship on this topic.

Module 2: A Research Based Approach to Mentoring

This module builds upon the first module and focuses on an examination of existing research to understand how theory is implemented into practice. Building upon the theory and models explored in the previous module, these topics aim to synthesise theory with experience. This module focuses on developing further the skills required for effective mentoring.

Aims of the Programme

  • To provide an in-depth analysis of the Mentor Standards
    • 1. Personal qualities
    • 2. Teaching
    • 3. Professionalism
    • 4. Self-development and working in partnership
  • To combine practice with relevant research and evidence-based practice in academic study at Master’s level
  • To enable participants to reflect upon and improve their support of mentees
  • Through the development of academic criticality, and the synthesis of this with relevant evidence-informed practice, to prepare participants to become well-informed educational leaders of the future

Who should take this course?  

  • Teachers in the UK and internationally
  • Current mentors on ITT programmes
  • Mentors in SCITTs
  • Alumni
  • Overseas teachers

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you must:

  • have a UK degree (2.2 or above).  If your degree is not from a UK university, you will also need to provide ENIC statatement of comparability.
  • be working as a mentor in an educational context
  • have good written and spoken English. This means you have either completed some of your education in English OR you have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5.
    English Language Requirements


Tuition Fee: £1,400
Registration Fee: £275 (non-refundable)

How to apply

Please click the APPLY button to online submit your information by 24 July 2023 for a September 2023 start.

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这是一个为期六个月研究生等级(Level 7)在线课程,含60个学分。

自2021年9月起,所有学校都需要将早期职业框架(Early Careers’Framework)流程应用于其新教师培训。实现这一目标,需要优质的教学导师。

本项目是一门线上课程,包括两个 30 学分的研究生等级(Level 7)教学模块,内容涵盖导师标准(校本导师国家标准, 英国教育部, 2016年)的许多方面。深入学习这些标准使参与者能够有的放矢地实现英国教育标准局(Ofsted)有关教学督导的各项要求。

除此,项目学习还将涵盖研究生等级(Level 7)的学术研究,使学生能够深入了解并批判性地思考有关督导和领导力的技术和行为模式。项目学习始终将研究和实践紧密结合。


如需进一步深入学习这一主题,欢迎您了解我们的教学导师研究生文凭教育硕士(教学导师) 课程






这一模块介绍了一系列与教育督导相关的理论。本模块要实现两个目标。一是将卡特评论 (2015) 的调查结果应用到新晋教师的培训当中。该报告指出学校亟待提高对于本校教学导师的培训质量。英国教育标准局更建议,对于教学导师的培训不应仅被看作是 “一门课程”,更应着眼于发展教学导师的实际技能。该模块的另一个目标是使学生可以将教学指导的实际需求与该领域丰富的学术研究相结合,做到理论指导实践。




  • 能够从个人素质、教学、专业性、自我发展与合作等方面对导师标准进行深入分析
  • 能将相关研究和实践相结合,进行研究生等级(Level 7)的学术研究
  • 使学生能够反思并改善对被辅导者的帮助和支持
  • 通过发展学术批判性,将此与循证实践相结合,为学生成为了解行业的未来教育领导者做好准备


  •  英国境内和海外的在职教师
  •  新教师培训(ITT)课程的导师
  •  以学校为中心的新教师培训(SCITTS)项目的导师
  •  校友



  • 持有本科学历。如果您的学位并不是由英国大学授予,您还需向ENIC-NARIC机构申请学历对标认证(Statement of Comparability)。ENIC系统要求申请人上传学位证书及成绩单等文件,并支付相应费用。
  • 有很好的英语口语水平和写作水平。这意味着,您或者在高等教育阶段使用英语作为学习语言或拥有6.5分以上的雅思成绩。了解大学接受的英语考试类型和最低成绩标准
  • 现任职于一所学校并承担教学导师相关工作




希望2023年9月入学的申请人,请在2023年7月24日前,点击申请按钮进行在线申请。如有申请人在截止日期前无法提交部分证明文书,请联系[email protected]以确认最后的宽限时间。

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