Learning Mentor (Coming Soon)

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Mentoring is – and has been for centuries – the foundation of vocational training and apprenticeships, yet this standard is the first formal recognition of this role.  Nowadays, mentoring takes place in all parts of the Education and Training Sector (ETS) and staff-development contexts. A Learning Mentor supports learners of all ages, and all levels, to develop within a new work role.  These learners may be, for example, apprentices, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants to new CEOs) in the workplace, or in any vocational learning environment.

Learning Mentor’s will have sector-specific experience and qualifications, as determined by their employer or professional body, which they use to guide and advise those who are less experienced and new to a work role. The Learning Mentor, therefore, a ‘dual professional’ having both up-to-date knowledge and skills in a specialist vocational or subject area, together with the generic skills necessary to support learners.

End-Point Assessment Components

  • Learning Mentor Observations
  • Professional Discussion (with accompanying Showcase project)

Learning Mentor Observations

Inclusive of two Learning Mentor sessions with a minimum of two different learners, totalling 120 minutes, with a potential variance of 10% depending on the needs of the learners, the observation will involve learners who will be taking part in a genuine mentoring session, not role-playing. It will usually be a one to one session, but group mentoring may also be observed; other learners will not be present during these observations.

Following the observation, the Assessor will be able to ask questions of the apprentice. The duration of the questioning relates to any clarification required around the Knowledge, Skills or Behaviour, and will, therefore, be specific to each Learning Mentor Observation and each apprentice. Questioning, where needed will not exceed 10% of the total time of the observation. The Learning Mentor Observations represent a total of 64% of the EPA.

Professional Discussion

The Professional Discussion will take place in a confidential environment with no interruptions during which, the Assessor will clarify and validate the apprentice’s claim to meeting the Learning Mentor Apprenticeship Standard through ongoing practice, illustrated in the exemplary examples provided in the Showcase. The Showcase project must be submitted to the Assessor by the End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) when the range of potential dates for the EPA is communicated.

The Professional Discussion will last for a maximum of 60 minutes with a variance of 10% allowed. The discussion will represent a total of 36% of the End-Point Assessment.

More Information

If you would like to learn more about the Sales Executive apprenticeship standard, check out our factsheets page, or alternatively you can find more information via the Institute for Apprenticeships website.

Duration: 12 months
Standard Number: ST0148
Level: 3
Funding Band: 8 (£5,000)


  • Payable at Registration: £125 (25%)*
  • Payable at Gateway: £375 (75%)*

(+£50 surplus if Professional Discussion to take place on a separate date – remote)
(+£100 surplus if Professional Discussion to take place on a separate date – face to face)

Functional Skills:
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills ICT
Industry Requirements:
  • Level 1 Safeguarding
Payment Terms: Training Qualifications UK will invoice for payment at the registration phase (25%) and upon the gateway process (75%). Payment terms 30 days.
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*25% registration fee is transferrable to a new registration should an apprentice withdraw from the apprenticeship. Upon receipt apprentices, employers and training providers will gain access to the TQUK EPA management suite, our end-point assessment information packs, mock examinations, study tips, revision guides, training logs and self-assessment forms.

**75% fee paid at gateway in non-refundable as we anticipate that once the apprentice has passed through gateway they will be ready to undertake the end-point assessment elements. If the 75% payable upon gateway is not paid within 30 days of invoice we, as the EPAO, will put a hold on any end-point assessment activities being undertaken and any certification processes.

Training Qualifications UK offers one free re-sit per multiple-choice test where included within a standard. Element assessments re-sits will be charged per assessment and standard

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