SMN & our partners offer a number of standard training courses for mentoring coordinators and for organisations to use to train mentors.

These are detailed below.

Mentoring / Coordinating Mentoring Programmes Accredited at SCQF Level 7

A 2 day course either for mentors or those involved in planning and coordinating mentoring programmes, to develop and enhance their knowledge and understanding of mentoring and to develop practical skills essential to mentoring or coordinating mentoring programmes in a range of settings.

Customised Award in Peer Mentoring & Support for Vulnerable Groups

For organisations working with vulnerable clients and considering peer mentoring as a complementary service, the importance of providing more in-depth training, including the opportunity for personal development for their mentors, cannot be overstated.

By its very definition, peer mentors are often still clients and service users. It is therefore imperative we give them enough support and the best training possible to help them carry out this important function, as well as enabling them to get the most out of the mentoring experience themselves.

The Customised Award in Peer Mentoring and Support (CAPMS) meets this need. It has been specifically designed to prepare experienced service-users, clients and/or ex-clients to support people new to their programme.

Bespoke Mentoring Training

Scottish Mentoring Network keeps a database of trainers who can design and deliver tailored training programs to meet your projects' needs, examples of some of these are described below.

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh Training Services

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is an experienced training provider which offers a range of core and bespoke training service. The Centre specialises in volunteer management training. Participants undertaking the centre’s suite of Core Skills in Volunteer Management (CSVM) courses have the option of undertaking an Introductory Certificate in Management from the Chartered Management Institute (SQCF Level 6).

Mentoring Mix Consultancy Training Services

Mentoring Mix Consultancy has over twenty years’ experience in all aspects of mentoring and offers the key training and knowledge sharing components for the induction and sustainability of mentoring programmes referring to mentoring theories, practical case studies and our own experiences. One unique service offered is the different uses of colour within mentoring.

On Track Training and Coaching Training Services

On Track Training and Coaching is an accredited centre with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) offering a range of training in the field of mentoring. On Track’s Magical Mentoring programme provides a wonderful opportunity for learners to explore the potential of a mentoring approach within their own organisation and can be linked specifically to their project and initiative. This training programme is normally delivered over two full days.