Introduction to Mentoring

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Course: Short Course

Mode: Online

Study Period: up to 6 months 

Course Code: MENTCMOL

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[over 15.2 months]

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Course Overview

Make a positive impact in the world.

If you like the idea of helping people and, you probably have a lot of knowledge, skills and wisdom to share with the world. You have figured it out that everything you know, and everything that anybody else knows had been passed down from one person to another. Every piece of knowledge is something that has been shared by someone else. When you understand this, mentoring becomes your true legacy. It is the greatest inheritance you can give to others.

Becoming a mentor is a great privilege. You get the opportunity to allow another person to see the hope within themselves. There is a specific way in which you as a mentor can impart this wisdom so that your mentee can benefit and learn optimally from your examples. Remember, you do not have to be employed by an organisation to become involved in mentoring. Mentoring also happens in youth clubs, sports teams, hobby clubs (like a chess club, or sailing club or crafts club), churches, schools, colleges and more.

This COMENSA (who are the SAQA registered Professional Body for coaches and mentors in South Africa) registered Mentoring course will guide you through the phases in the mentoring cycle, from where you decide to be a mentor, to finding the right mentee, to setting up the paperwork, deciding on goals, getting commitment from the mentee, right to wrapping up the mentoring relationship at the end of the agreed period.

You will learn the following in this mentoring course:

  • What characteristics a good mentor must hone and develop.
  • What roles mentors play
  • What mentors can and cannot do, must and must not do, should and should not do.
  • An added feature is the fact that you will also learn to understand the dynamics of formal mentoring programmes such as those you find in organisations and corporations.

The course covers the following modules:

1. Mentoring as a concept
2. Responsibilities for Mentors and Mentees
3. Setting up formal mentoring
4. Helping mentees learn
5. Wrapping up the mentorship programmes and relationships

Study period: up to 6 months   

Assignment based. No tests. No exams.

All you have to do to get started is to register. You will receive your course material within 10 to 12 working days of registration, after which you start studying towards your Academy of York certificate. There are NO exams, NO tests, only two assignments that you can complete from the comfort of your own home. The assignments are very practical – so you also learn by doing. An added benefit is the fact that you will get personalized feedback on your assignments to ensure you properly understand all the concepts you learned.


This course is a non SAQA aligned learning-based outcome certificate course, registered with COMENSA.

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and is registered with the QCTO as a Private College.

What our past students said


”A.O.Y is an excellent College, for one who is really serious about making a difference in their lives. I would like to thank all fanatical support team memebers who have been of help in this journey. Thank you”

Daimond Chishimba


“My experience was great. I am proud to say that I have achieved my course and I am excited to see what the future holds for me.”

Zethu Gumede