Mentoring for mentors

Graphic with mustard colour background showing the mentoring process as a cycle
Graphic with mustard colour background showing the mentoring process as a cycle
Module type
Estimated time
20 minutes
Career stages
Experienced, Expert
Film, Unscripted TV, High-end TV, Children's TV, Animation
ScreenSkills funded

This online module from ScreenSkills is designed to help you understand what is involved in being a mentor, so you can decide whether taking on this role is right for you, either now or in the future.

We recommend completing this module in one sitting. However, if you are not able to do this, your progress will be saved, and when you come back to finish you will be taken to the last screen you completed.

When you are ready, hit the ‘start’ button to begin.

Module content

This module describes and explains:

  • What mentoring is
  • Who can become a mentor
  • Who benefits from mentoring
  • The structure of the mentoring process
  • The mentor's roles and responsibilities
  • The skills a mentor needs to develop.

Who it's for

This course is recommended for everyone who is currently working or wanting to work in the UK screen industries, which include film, TV, animation, visual effects (VFX) and games. It is designed for anyone who wants to support the development of someone less experienced than themselves, whether you decide to use the ScreenSkills Mentoring Network or set up a mentoring partnership yourself.

These modules were developed with support from the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy. Arts Council England supported the launch of the online learning platform.

Important Information about ScreenSkills funded e-learning modules

For training providing certificates, please note that these will be issued only on course completion. To receive a certificate, please ensure you have completed all modules of the e-learning training, including a test and a survey if present.



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