career progression

Advanced Mentor in Social, Emotional and Mental Health

A national course to recognise advanced knowledge and skills for school mentors

You have gained a large amount of respect in your role, really making the difference to some very vulnerable young people and we want to help you gain recognition for the work you do.

Extending on from our Practitioner Mentor courses, which train staff to assess and deliver interventions, the Advanced Mentor course helps experienced professionals to explore the underlying causes of the conditions they work with.

The Advanced Mentor for Social, Emotional and Mental Health course combines monthly online sessions, follow-up homework with self-studied units to gain the certificate recognising your higher skills in this area. The assignment is currently being registered as a Level 4 qualification.

Monthly online sessions:

You and your role

What is mentoring?

Exploring the self

Emotional intelligence

Reflective practice

Unconscious bias



Self-studied units, choose three of the following, plus a reflection and bibliography:


Exploring the research


Mental health difficulties

Social and emotional conditions


Mental wellbeing

You will need to be able to commit to approximately 3 hours a week for 12-18 months.

Download a leaflet on the course here.

Places cost just £1680 including VAT.

To sign up, please complete the shopping cart purchase below. You will then be emailed for your choice of cohort.

If you have any questions about what this course could mean for you, please contact Richard on