Mentoring Course Accreditation Requirements
This document outlines the process and requirements for course accreditation within our organisation. The procedure covers the submission of up to 3 courses per application, the review of course materials, an intensive evaluation of the course, and the issuance of accreditation. The course accreditation levels range from Level 1 (Foundation) to Level 7 (Executive Mentoring Fellow), each corresponding to a specific mentoring training course.
Level 1: Foundation: Mentoring Basics
- The course should introduce the basic principles and practises of mentoring.
- Submission of comprehensive course materials, including a syllabus, course plan, learning objectives, assessment methods, and reference materials.
- Undergo an intensive evaluation process that includes independent review, stakeholder feedback, and trial implementation.
- Annual review to ensure continuous improvement, relevance, and alignment with industry standards.
Level 2: Intermediate: Building Effective Mentoring Relationships
- The course should delve into the dynamics of mentoring relationships, including trust-building, communication techniques, and goal setting.
- Submission of detailed course materials that illustrate course progression and learning outcomes.
- Completion of an intensive evaluation process that includes a panel of industry experts.
- Biannual review to ensure the course remains up-to-date, relevant, and effectively supports learner progression.
Level 3: Advanced Intermediate: Navigating Mentoring Challenges
- The course should explore challenges in mentoring and provide practical strategies for overcoming these obstacles.
- Submission of comprehensive course materials, including recent developments and advanced theories in mentoring.
- A rigorous evaluation process that involves a panel of industry experts and educators.
- Biannual review to ensure the course remains contemporary and effective, aligning with the evolving landscape of the mentoring field.
Level 4: Advanced: Innovative Mentoring Strategies
- The course should present advanced mentoring strategies that go beyond traditional methods, introducing innovative tools and techniques.
- Submission of advanced course materials that reflect the latest research and practises in mentoring.
- An extensive evaluation process involving industry leaders and academic experts.
- Biannual review to maintain alignment with the latest mentoring trends, research findings, and effective educational strategies.
Level 5: Expert: Specialised Mentoring Domains
- The course should delve into specialised mentoring areas (like career mentoring, peer mentoring, etc.), ideal for seasoned mentors seeking expert-level knowledge.
- Submission of extensive course materials that cover cutting-edge knowledge, research, and practise in the mentoring field.
- A highly intensive evaluation process involving top industry experts and experienced educators.
- Biannual review to ensure the course maintains the highest standards of excellence and relevance in the ever-evolving mentoring field.
Level 6: Master: Mastering Mentorship
- The course should offer master's-level content, focusing on advanced aspects of mentorship that enable profound change in mentees.
- Submission of comprehensive course materials showcasing the latest advancements and innovative practises in transformative mentoring.
- A rigorous evaluation process involving a diverse panel of top industry experts and academic scholars.
- Biannual review to ensure that the course remains innovative, effective, and influential, serving as a model for advanced mentoring education.
Level 7: Executive Mentoring Fellow: Leadership through Mentoring
- The course should cover advanced, strategic, and expert-level content in executive mentoring, suitable for highly experienced mentors and leaders in the field.
- Submission of extensive course materials reflecting the cutting-edge knowledge, research, and practice in executive mentoring.
- Completion of a highly intensive evaluation process involving top industry experts focused on innovativeness, leadership development, and impact on the mentoring field.
- Quarterly review to ensure that the course maintains the highest standards of excellence, remains on the cutting edge of industry development, and continues to serve as a benchmark for other executive mentoring courses.
For all levels, upon successful review and evaluation, course accreditation is issued. This accreditation signifies that the course meets or exceeds our rigorous standards for quality, relevance, and effectiveness in mentoring education and training. The accreditation is valid for three years, after which a re-accreditation process must be undertaken to ensure continued compliance with our standards and evolving best practices in the field.
We emphasise the importance of continuous improvement and staying up-to-date with the latest mentoring theories and practices. This ensures that the courses we accredit contribute to the development of highly skilled and knowledgeable mentors capable of making a positive impact on their mentees and the mentoring profession.