Peer Mentoring Courses

There are many benefits to helping children and young people in education mentoring their peers for both the mentors and the mentees, including:

  • being mentored by someone of a similar age who understands what you are going through;

  • talking to someone independent from the situation;

  • developing confidence and communication skills;

  • developing listening skills;

  • develops problem solving skills;

  • encourages reflection;

  • teaches skills for the workplace.


The Root Of It offers a one-day course to organisations, schools and settings to train them to deliver the 7 module Peer Mentoring Course.  There are variants of the course for primary and secondary schools, and for young adults.


Young people attending the course will need to complete a section of the course workbook after each module and return this to the organisation delivering the course for marking and award of the certificate.


The course covers:


  • What is peer mentoring

  • Introducing the course

  • Special considerations

  • Different models


The scheme of work covers:

Module 1 – Your setting
Module 2 – About you
Module 3 – Managing emotions
Module 4 – Listening
Module 5 – Structured conversations
Module 6 – Organising the team
Module 7 – Bringing it together


The training for each member of staff costs £300 + VAT and includes the Peer Mentoring Scheme of Work and there is an annual fee of £350 + VAT.


Further workbooks can be ordered when you need them from for £20 each.


If you are interested in delivering this course in your setting email us at