Unit Award in Mentoring Boys and Young Men

How to effectively engage young males with education and provide routes into employment and socially responsible adulthood is a concern of many professions. A lack of, or poor academic attainment by some young males has been implicated in:

  • reduced occupational opportunities and social mobility across the lifespan,
  • poor health outcomes in later life,
  • a correlation with criminality.

Mentoring offers an evidence-based approach to improving school performance – and addressing concerns related to problematic behaviours.  Taking action on improving educational performance and enabling boys and young men to achieve their potential is also about improving health outcomes across the lifespan.

The  Unit Award in Mentoring Boys and Young Men is a Level 2 Award providing people who work with boys and young men with an understanding of mentoring work. The Unit considers:

  • the rationale for work with young males
  • a strengths-based approach to work with young males
  • the role of the mentor
  • qualities desirable in a mentor
  • primary tasks of a mentor
  • dealing with disclosure/safeguarding
  • setting boundaries in mentor-mentee relationships
  • building and sustaining mentor-mentee relationships
  • goal setting and outcomes

The workshop covering the Award criteria is of short duration and is delivered in an informal style. It can be delivered on your organisation’s premises or from our AQA registered educational facility.

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mentoring work including  sports coaches working in schools, teaching assistants and workers from community projects.

For schools expressing an interest in older  students undertaking the course in order to gain the Award/an understanding of mentoring, and mentor other students, we can accommodate this both at our educational facility or on your school site.

Each participant undertaking the Award will be provided with their own copy of the  Mengage coursebook: Mentoring Male: A guide to mentoring work with boys and young men. The 32 page coursebook provides a background to the issues covered by the Unit Award and a reference source practitioners can refer back to when delivering work.

The workshop is also available to people who do not want to undertake the Award but who want to gain an understanding of mentoring work with young males.

Reflection on and praise for Mentoring Male

If you require further information about the course please contact us. See below for price of workshop.


  • Sports coaches and Teaching Assistants undertaking the Mengage Mentoring Male course at Inside Football, nr Stroud, Gloucestershire

This workshop costs £1295 for up to 10 staff or 15 students. If you wish to mix the two that is negotiable and so is having more delegates.

The price includes expert training, accreditation certificate, Mentoring Male handbook, paperwork and administration costs, pen and an enamel badge.