UNISA Short Course in Mentoring, Guidance and Support of Teachers and Trainers

UNISA Short Course in Mentoring, Guidance and Support of Teachers and Trainers

University of South Africa Short Course in Mentoring, Guidance and Support of Teachers and Trainers

Short Course in Mentoring, Guidance and Support of Teachers and Trainers (71013)



This mentoring course will provide practitioners with the necessary skills and expertise to give guidance and support to learners and to refer learners to appropriate counselling or development agencies.

Target group
  • Any person involved in providing mentoring, guidance and support to

protégés/learners in education and training settings or in the workplace;

  • Senior. teachers who act as mentors for learnership student teachers;
  • Teachers in the new career path leading to senior teacher and learning area specialist positions where they have to mentor, guide and support

beginning teachers, student teachers, learnership teachers and their peers; and

  • Departmental officials who mentor, guide and support teachers on .a daily basis.


Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification


One year

Language medium


Registration periods

01 December to 28 February

Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning combined with experiential workplace learning, comprehensive course notes, tutorial letters and a prescribed text book. The course material is complemented by an optional one day experiential seminar.

Kind of assessment

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Students must complete and pass at least one compulsory written assignment. The assignment will involve workplace-based exercises, projects and self-assessment.
Summative assessment:
Participants must build, and submit for assessment, a workplace-based portfolio of evidence of competence in the relevant outcomes of assessing learning outcomes.
Supplementary examination involves that unsuccessful students will be allowed to redo and resubmit a portfolio of evidence for assessment

Mentoring, Guidance and Support of Teachers and Trainers (CGSL01R)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Mentoring, guidance and support in an outcomes-based education


  • Contextualising mentoring and learner support
  • Mentoring relationships
  • Mentoring skills
  • Learner support skills
  • Identification of learner/protégé needs
  • Strategies, techniques and activities for providing mentoring, .

guidance and support

  • Knowing to whom, when and why to refer learners/protégés
  • Record-keeping of mentoring, guidance and support given to.


  • Techniques for reflecting on own performance and integrating lessons

learned into future practice

  • Forms of practice which pay particular attention to equity in

terms of race, gender and disability.

Course leader

Prof J M Dreyer DEd (UNISA)
Department of Teacher Education
Office 6-059, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 4398
Fax: 012 429 4909
E-mail: dreyejm1@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)

Tel: 012 429 4627 / 4789 / 4817
Fax: 012 429 4800 / 086 548 9968
E-mail: Ctdregistration@unisa.ac.za
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