Learning and Skills Mentor (Level 4)




Learning and Skills Mentor

Training Provider

Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Most Suitable For
Suitable for new recruits and current staff who are passionate about supporting learners of all ages and abilities.
Level 4 Learning and Skills Mentor
Programme Cost

£5000. For non-levy paying employers only 5% contribution required to be paid (£250) or potential for 100% levy transfer (£0).

Additional Funding
  • For all Employers:
    If apprentice is under the age of 25, Employer may not have to pay Class 1 Employer National Insurance. Full details and criteria are found here.
  • The following are only available for apprenticeships starting between 1 August 2023 – 31 July 2024 (full details and criteria are found within the ESFA Funding Rules)  
  • £1,000 if apprentice is aged 16 to 18 years’ old, OR aged 19 to 24 years’ old and has an education health and care (EHC) plan/been in the care of their local authority.
  • Gov will fund 100% of the tuition fee if employer supports a young apprentice AND has fewer than 50 employees.
Start Date
Teaching Delivery
Mainly face-to-face (Chorley campus) with some online teaching and resources - This model is flexible to meet employer needs.
Key Learning Requirements

Apprenticeships require learners to achieve specific new knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs), which are detailed in the Apprenticeship Standard. These are achieved by;
1) Programme Teaching; online/classroom taught sessions (every 2 – 4 weeks) and online resources.
2) Independent study; such as reflective writing/project research and workbooks
3) Learning in the workplace; shadowing colleagues, completing programme assigned work based projects, day-to-day development within your current role duties/work activities, reflections and observations with mentor, relevant training sessions.


This programme has fixed module delivery (you are unable to choose the modules studied). A list of modules is available on the course webpage or course materials.
This programme does not require external placements to be completed, although varied experiences are beneficial.
Assessed throughout the programme by assignments, observations, reflective writing, submission of an online portfolio and End Point Assessment.
Key Candidate Entry Requirements

• Employed minimum 30 hours per week in a suitable role for the duration of the apprenticeship (if this is negotiable note this here that ‘apprenticeship duration may be extended to support staff who work less than this (will be looked at on individual basis)
•English and Maths at GCSE grade C/4/Functional Skills Level 2/Equivalent
• Opportunity to mentor at least two individuals whilst on programme
• Resident in the UK for the previous 3 years

Key Employer Entry Requirements

• Ensure Learner has the support and opportunities to achieve the requirements of the apprenticeship
• To attend review meetings with the assessor and apprentice every 8 weeks to discuss progress.
•To support the learner with off the job training.

Application Timescale

It takes on average 2 – 3 months to complete all application stages for this programme.

If recruiting to this position, additional time will be required for recruitment and advertising stages.

Additional Training Hub Support

Primary Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCPC Training Hub such as Digital training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.
• The HCSW webpage highlights options and resources suitable for this role, such as phlebotomy training. https://www.lscthub.co.uk/health-care-support-worker-hcsw/

Social Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCSC Training Hub such as training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.

Information Last Updated

Programme Resources

Apprenticeship Standard

How to Apply

If you would like to discuss or apply for an apprenticeship either for yourself, a member of staff or a vacancy for a new recruit, please complete the appropriate Training Hub Expression of Interest Form from the following options. This allows the apprenticeship team to complete basic pre-checks and to ensure the advice and guidance provided to you is tailored to your service. When relevant, application instructions (including tuition fee and funding instructions) will be sent.

Primary Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Olivia on 07735161775

Social Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Dawn on 07796 060023