This is an innovative course primarily designed to equip women, who are already experienced in self-employment, business ownership or entrepreneurship, with the skills and understanding to enable them to mentor other aspiring business owners effectively.
You will be taught by lecturers who have previously set up and managed mentoring schemes, and who have run their own successful businesses. Many of the University’s teaching staff also have extensive experience in publishing entrepreneurship-related articles in prominent academic journals. Staff are, therefore, able to draw on their academic expertise and professional experience.
In addition to studying the theory of mentoring, you will have opportunities to practice and develop your mentoring skills, so that upon successful completion of the course you will be a confident practitioner.
This course has been approved by the UK Sector Skills Body for Enterprise (SFEDI), the UK’s only dedicated awarding organisation for enterprise and entrepreneurship. On successful completion of this course, you will be invited to become an Associate Me
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
You will study three 20-credit modules:
The Theory and Contexts of Mentoring
Application of Mentoring Theory in Entrepreneurial Contexts
Strategic Context for Entrepreneurial Mentoring
Learning and teaching methods
You will be taught through highly interactive lectures, student-led seminars, small group activities and tutorials. In order to support reflective practice and skills development throughout your studies, you will also be encouraged to work in action learning groups tackling real issues with other learners.
Lectures are normally scheduled for weekly afternoon/evening delivery but the specific delivery pattern will be negotiated with each intake of students. In addition to the scheduled sessions, students are also encouraged to engage with the virtual and face-to-face activities of the University’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub which includes networking and mentoring opportunities.
The importance of mentoring is widely recognised in entrepreneurship and also in a range of other contexts such as management, education and non-traditional sectors. This qualification, which has been designed to develop high level mentoring skills and understanding, presents opportunities both to those in employment and also in self-employment or entrepreneurship.
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