Being a RLSS UK Mentor is for anybody passionate about the RLSS UK qualifications they deliver. This one-day interactive workshop allows qualified Trainer Assessors (TAs) to play a key role in supporting new, Probationary TAs through running their first course and assessments. To complete this course, you should enjoy supporting others and want to take your Trainer Assessor career to the next level.

Mentors play a key role in supporting new Probationary Trainer Assessors through running their first courses and assessments. 

If you are passionate about the RLSS UK qualifications you deliver, enjoy supporting others, and want to take your Trainer Assessor career to the next level, the mentor programme is the next natural step for you.


Application Process

To become a RLSS UK Mentor, there is a four-stage process.

Stage 1 – Online Application Form

The online application form asks you to confirm you meet the prerequisites, upload your evidence and detail your training and assessing experience. We also ask you to answer some questions about why you think you would make a great Mentor.

Stage 2 - Video Submissions and Compliance Verification

Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will be asked to provide a 20-minute video on your delivery of the subject specialism of your choice (e.g. NPLQ) from the specialism of your choice. The video will be submitted to the RLSS UK team ([email protected]) for review to be assessed, scored, and feedback will be provided back to the applicant. The video must be of high quality for both video and audio, including the applicant, candidates, and the delivery methods for review (the practical assessment record should also be submitted at this stage.)

A status check with the Compliance team will also be made, confirming suitability for the role.

Upon a successful observation of delivery and assessment and a successful compliance check, the application will then proceed to Stage 3 - Technical Knowledge Assessment.

Stage 3 – Technical Knowledge Assessment

Applicants that are successful in stage 2 will be invited to take part in a technical knowledge assessment carried out over Teams/telephone (30 mins - 1 hour). Your current knowledge of the content of the syllabus and guidance for your qualifications will be put to the test. Whilst we do not expect you to know everything, you will require a good underpinning knowledge in order to make a great Mentor.

Stage 4 – Mentor Course

Applicants that are successful in stages 1, 2 and 3 will qualify for a place on the Mentor course. A one-day interactive workshop-based course that provides you with all of the information you will need to successfully mentor probationary trainer assessors. There is a mini-assessment at the end of the course, based on what you have learnt during the day, which you will need to pass in order to achieve your Mentor status.

Terms and Conditions

Application, Dates, and Course Fees

Click here to apply and book a Mentor Course

Applicants who are successful in progressing to the Mentor Course (stage 4) will then need to pay the course fee of £175.00+VAT ((£210 incl. VAT). Payments will be made on the application and booking platform.

Take the next step in your career, click here to find out how to become a National Trainer Assessor (NTA).