Skills for Life Project:
Employer Literacy and Numeracy Delivery
OBJECTIVE 2: The Mentor Role
• 2-Way Communication: The Conduit to employers’ needs.
• Identify Organisational, vocational and Skills for Life needs for
blended and embedded training and assessment.
Vocational Assessor: Knows the job
• Who is the best person to assess a trainee on a day-to-day
• Who knows the organisational/employers needs, procedures
and day-to-day business the best?
• Who can offer great feedback to a trainee?
Skills for Life & Vocational Needs
• The mentor is a key agent in identifying opportunities for
embedding SfL into the vocational training programme
Learning Support: Qualified
• Level 2 Award in Literacy, Language,
Numeracy and ICT Awareness
• L20: Supporting Competence achieved in the
• Basic Skills at Level 2
• ENTO Awards: Coaching & Mentoring in a
Who is the Mentor?
• A Mentor is NOT a TUTOR. But IS an Assessor.
• A Mentor does not necessarily have to hold MASTERY of the BASIC
SKILLS. But HOLDS an intermediate level of Basic Skills.
• A Mentor is a CHANGE AGENT for EMBEDDING Basic Skills.