Developing student mentors to support their peers 

What is the Peer Mentoring Skills Programme For Students about? 

This peer mentoring skills training for students is about learning how to mentor others which, in turn, will help young people grow in confidence and boost their employability. 
 
Students will learn how to use their mentoring skills to inspire their peers and broaden their aspirations, improve their study skills, explore frustrations and difficulties and perform well in exams. 

Who is the Peer Mentoring Skills Programme For Students for? 

This Student Peer Mentoring skills training is for all young people who want to participate in a peer mentoring programme.  
 
InterCHANGE will discuss with each school their particular requirements and objectives for the peer mentoring programme to ensure specific learning needs are addressed. 

How will the organisation benefit? 

The benefits of mentoring in schools, both peer and adult to student, have been well documented and include increased confidence, raised aspiration, improved employability and better academic achievement. 

What will you learn on the course? – a typical course content 

You will be able to: 
Understand what is involved in a peer mentoring programme? 
Establish boundaries, confidentiality and structure for peer mentor sessions 
Maintain an assertive and positive relationship with your peer mentee 
Setting achievable and measurable goals 
Explore and practice a range of communication skills and mentoring models to maximise peer student learning 
Reflect on different learning styles 
Give feedback and address concerns 
Ensure the process is positive and motivating 
Explore 10 characteristics of a great mentor 
Develop self-reflective skills to help assessment and continual improvement 

How is the Goal Setting Skills  training delivered? 

Classroom / Workshop 

One to One Coaching 

Action Learning Groups 

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