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Mentoring Training Scheme for Underrepresented MU Members in Scotland Opens for Applications

The MU has successfully secured funding from Scottish Union Learning to provide mentoring training for underrepresented members in Scotland. Participants will achieve a Professional Practice Award in Mentoring (PPAM).

Published: 08 June 2021 | 8:39 AM
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The aim is to help members develop and enhance their knowledge and understanding of mentoring and to develop practical mentoring skills. Photo credit: Disabled and Here

Our aim is to provide mentoring training to underrepresented members of the MU in Scotland, and the scheme is open to:

  • Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic members
  • Women members
  • LGBT+ members
  • D/deaf & Disabled members

The training will be provided by Scottish Mentoring Network and participants will achieve a Professional Practice Award in Mentoring (PPAM).

About the course

The PPAM awards is for mentors, or those who would like to take on a mentoring role in the future, to develop and enhance their knowledge and understanding of mentoring and to develop practical mentoring skills essential to providing quality mentoring support.

The course will be delivered online and has 2 units.

Unit 1 – Mentoring Theory into Practice

This section of the course is a mixture of essay writing and online learning.

Unit 2 – Review and reflect on professional practice and development in mentoring

This section of the course requires candidates to source a mentee and conduct a minimum of 3 mentoring sessions. Candidates will also be required to engage in online learning, and keep a mentoring journal.

If you would like to take part in the course please contact john.shortell@theMU.org for more details.

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