Leadership and management

Mentoring skills

We have designed this programme for managers and experienced engineers working with mentees or supporting professional registration applicants.

1 day

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Members: £550 + VAT
Non-members: £650 + VAT

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Mentoring skills
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£550.00 £495.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£650.00 £585.00 Plus vat


We have designed this programme for managers and experienced engineers working with mentees or supporting professional registration applicants.

Providing opportunities for new engineers to develop capabilities and learn from senior colleagues is vital in creating an environment that is both engaging and motivating. This requires high-quality, effective mentoring relationships that support engineers on their journey from new starters to independent professionals taking ownership for their on-going development.

We have tailored this blended learning programme to help you develop your mentoring skills and recognise how you can best use your experience and knowledge in supporting the development of others.

You will gain clarity of how to set up and maintain an effective mentoring relationship, develop effective mentoring skills and learn to recognise some barriers to great mentoring.

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Verified by an engineer, Tom Williamson
"I was nervous that the training would involve role play, something that I often find awkward and artificial in a training environment. But that didn’t happen, thankfully… It was more practising some of the skills and the exercises were well balanced. I found being on the course allowed me to take a step back and reflect. A lot of what we touched on is transferrable to other scenarios."
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Who should attend?

This programme is designed for managers and experienced engineers supporting mentees. Where the mentees are professional registration applicants, the programme is ideal to be attended alongside our Mentoring for MPDS programme.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Understand how adults learn, including your own learning preferences, and how this might impact on the mentoring relationship
  • Recognise the benefits and difference between mentoring and coaching
  • Gain clarity on the importance of a structured approach to a mentoring relationship
  • Gain insight into how to build an effective mentoring relationship
  • Develop key coaching and mentoring skills including listening, questioning, empathy and giving feedback
  • Build greater awareness of how to create effective development plans that consider individual learning preferences
  • Consider some of the ethical boundaries and barriers to really great mentoring
  • Develop the habit of self-reflection practice to enhance your skills as a mentor
Contributes 7 CPD hours

The course works very well in conjunction with the MPDS course held the day before. Highly recommended, small number of 6 worked well and good balance of interaction/group work and presentations.

Jennifer Falconer Rolls-Royce

Key topics


Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C, D and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Mentoring skills.

  • Steve Holloway

    Steve Holloway

    Steve is an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach with an MSc in Executive Coaching and works as a coach, consultant and facilitator.
  • Sarah Thompson

    Sarah Thompson

    Sarah is an achievement-orientated facilitator, trainer and personal coach with consultancy, development and management experience in a variety of organisations and businesses.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    1 day
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  • UK-Spec:
    C, D, E

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This course is a module of:

CMI Level 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring


The CMI Level 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring is designed for practicing managers and those aspiring to senior management to develop management coaching and mentoring skills.

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Available dates for Mentoring skills

1 day course

06 Jun 2024
11 Dec 2024

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  • Qualification

    New engineering manager

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    Mentoring for MPDS

    Receive an overview of mentoring a graduate through our Monitored Professional Development Scheme.

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Frazer Nash
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

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  • Over 30 years of experience delivering training
  • More than 200 courses designed for engineers
  • Over 10,000 engineers trained each year
  • Trusted by over 800 companies
  • Business solutions delivered in 48 countries

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