Taught course

Mentoring in Early Childhood PGCert

University of Worcester · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

Either a first or second-class Honours Degree or evidence of equivalent professional experience and achievement.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will support participants located within early childhood in applying their skills to aspects of quality enhancement in staff or in settings. It is designed for the following groups:

  • Practice Mentor Tutors supporting work-based learning and professional development of Foundation Degree students
  • Mentor teachers supporting Foundation Stage Provision in Early Years Settings
  • Development Officers supporting quality provision in the Early Years
  • NQT Mentors providing a monitoring role for the professional development of staff or another Mentor Tutor role in the early years

The course will enable you to:
  • Reveal understanding of knowledge relating to supporting professional development, leading to critical insights which are at the forefront of mentoring within professional practice
  • Apply knowledge relating to supporting professional development in the wider professional context
  • Critically reflect on applications and/or practice in relation to a chosen topic in order to further learning in the workplace

Qualification and course duration


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
01905 855111