14 May 2010
How to help your students select a workplace mentor
In order for students to meet their practical experience requirement (PER), they will need to have a workplace mentor. A workplace mentor supports a student's development in the workplace, reviews their progress and confirms their achievement of the performance objectives.
As learning providers, you can help your students select and support their workplace mentor by providing them with the following information:
- Finding a workplace mentor - a guide is available containing valuable information for prospective mentors on what the role involves and how they can benefit. Click here to download the guide for your students. Students can also access further information on who is eligible to perform the role on the page 'Workplace mentors' as found in the Related Links section at the top left of this page
- Support for workplace mentors - students must provide workplace mentors with the relevant information and resources available in order for them to provide adequate support in return and to fulfil their role in mentoring. ACCA has put together a number of resources for workplace mentors which can be accessed online at the 'Workplace mentor' pages which you can access through the link in Related Links
- Encourage your students to visit the 'Practical Experience Requirement' (PER) section on ACCA's website, as found in the Related Links section for more information on PER and workplace mentors.