In-house training

All our mentoring and befriending courses can be delivered in-house at a time and location to suit you:

Training aimed at coordinators, managers and trainers

These are the training courses listed on our national training programme. They have been developed to help coordinators, trainers and managers increase their skills and knowledge. These are:

  • Setting up and managing a mentoring or befriending programme Part A
  • Setting up and managing a mentoring or befriending programme Part B
  • Essential mentoring and befriending skills –NEW
  • Essential support and supervision skills –NEW
  • An introduction to coaching skills – NEW

Training aimed at your mentors, peer mentors and befrienders

In addition, we can come to you and train your mentors, peer mentors or befrienders. Choose from one of the following courses:

  • One day befriender training
  • One day mentor training
  • One day peer mentor training for students


Please complete the in-house-enquiry-form and we will contact you to discuss your request.

If you would like to speak to someone directly, please telephone 020 7520 2587.

Support for schools and colleges

Peer support schemes are widespread in schools and colleges and range from buddy schemes in primary schools to one-to-one peer mentoring schemes in secondary schools and colleges. These schemes help to maintain a healthy learning environment by supporting the emotional well-being of students, helping to improve attainment and helping to build confidence and self-esteem.

How we can help

We have developed a range of training and toolkits for schools and colleges:

Setting up and managing a peer support programme in your school or college: a one day training course which provides you with practical guidance on how to set up peer support programmes in your school or college. We can deliver this in-house to staff from your own school or college, or staff members drawn from a cluster of schools/colleges.

One day peer mentor training for students: a one day course which provides your students with the skills and knowledge to be peer mentors. It is a practical course providing lots of opportunities for skills practise and we will come and deliver this course at your school or college. Find out more about the in-house options in schools and colleges.

We can also help you achieve the Approved Provider Standard which is an NCVO quality standard for your peer mentoring and befriending project.

More about successful peer mentoring and peer support schemes in schools and colleges

There are many examples of excellent work being achieved through peer mentoring and peer support, read this case study from Budmouth Technology College for an example of the type of scheme you may develop:

Helping hands peer mentoring scheme

You can find out more about some of the peer mentoring projects that we have been involved in below.

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