Workshop: Mentoring and befriending approved provider standard (APS) - 1 March 2018

This half day workshop will show you what’s involved in achieving the Approved Provider Standard, NCVO’s specialist quality standard for mentoring and befriending projects.  It will explore what is required by you during the self-assessment process and what takes place during the assessment visit. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a practitioner who has gone through the accreditation process successfully.

Date 1 March 2018
Time 12.30 (starts 13.00) - 16.00 
Location LGBT Foundation, Manchester

This workshop is fully booked. For information on upcoming events, please email the Mentoring and Befriending team.


By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Be clear on the four key areas and 10 requirements of the standard
  • Know how to use the detailed guidance and self-assessment tool
  • Understand what will take place during the assessment visit, possible outcomes and assessment report format
  • Know what is available as part of the APS package
  • Have raised awareness of the benefits in being an accredited mentoring or befriending project

Who should attend?

This workshop is primarily aimed at Mentoring or befriending coordinators who have already applied to achieve the standard. It is also open to those who are interested in finding out more about APS, the benefits and what’s involved in gaining this accreditation.

What do people say about our workshop?

“…very clear what was needed and how to achieve this. It was also nice to hear from someone who has recently been through the process”

“I feel confident to apply and start the self-assessment process in the New Year”

Who runs this workshop?

Val Barritt is an independent lead assessor and verifier for the Approved Provider Standard (APS), NCVO’s specialist quality standard for mentoring and befriending projects. She has been involved in the field of mentoring and befriending for 25 years and is an experienced trainer, consultant and a qualified mentor/coach. Val previously worked for NCVO and the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation where she took a lead role in developing APS and the associated training courses. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the good practice in mentoring and befriending to the workshops and training.

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