Level 3 Emotional Literacy Mentor

Level 3 Emotional Literacy Mentor

Our Level 3 Emotional Literacy Mentor qualification is perfect for anyone who wants to run small group sessions to support child emotional literacy. Whether you are a childminder or nursery who would love to provide higher level emotional literacy guidance in your setting, a youth work setting passionate about increasing PHSE input, or a charity seeking to provide small group sessions as part of your offer, the course is versatile and supportive to children aged 3 to 12 years

The Level 3 provides you with a secure foundational understanding of children’s emotional literacy, and guides you to develop the skills to run small group mentoring sessions to support children to develop their emotional literacy skills, understanding and regulation. 

The course compromises 7 modules. Each module is assessed through an individual assessment including essays, online multiple choice quizzes, the development of your own resources and session plans. You will complete a reflective log throughout your course and be required to complete 15 hours of practice as you work through the course modules. On completion you will submit a final case study with a recording of the session to support this (you will need access to a group of 4 children to complete this). 

There is a requirement to attend one class session to complete your course and obtain your final qualification. Class dates are provided throughout the year in both face to face and online formats to suit those outside of possible travelling distance. You must attend one class to be signed off for your certification. Total study hours is estimated at 60-70 including your class session, optional Q&As, assessments and case study.

The Level 3 can also be used as an entry course to our Level 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Coach Qualification

Over 12 weeks, you will cover 7 modules. These can be completed in your own time, but must be completed in order. 

1. The role of an Emotional Literacy Mentor

2. An Exploration of Emotions and Emotional Literacy 

3. Understanding and Regulating Strong Emotions 

4. Developing Self-esteem, Confidence, Competence and Resilience 

5. Social Skills and Regulation Strategies for Children 

6. Supporting the Unique Needs of Children 

7. Planning Group Curriculums and Session Plans (including a 6 week programme you can implement straight away)

Work is self-paced and each module contains its own assessment.

Who is the course for?

The perfect candidate for the Emotional Literacy Mentor course is someone warm, empathetic and passionate about supporting child mental well-being. You will need to be curious, enthusiastic and open to developing your knowledge and practice. 

This course offers you both theory and practice and the suitable candidate will take time to embed and digest the contents to offer the best support to children. You do not need to have previous qualifications working with children, but you will need access to a group of 4 children for your final case study. The course is accredited and regulated, as well as insurable. 

On completion, your course qualifies you to run small group programmes as an emotional literacy mentor. Please note, you are not a qualified coach at the end of this course, and it does not authorise you to be self-employed as a coach, for this status you will need to complete our Level 4 qualification. 


Entry Requirements: 

There are no entry requirements, but you will need to have access to 4 children aged 3-12 to complete your final assessment and practice hours. 



The course is accredited by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists) and allows you to register with them as a member on completion. 



You will complete the following assessments to complete your course: 

  • Module 1 Assessment 
  • Module 2 Assessment 
  • Module 3 Assessment 
  • Module 4 Assessment 
  • Module 5 Assessment 
  • Module 6 Assessment 
  • One classroom session (various dates available) 
  • Practice hours (15 hours)
  • Recorded Practical session & Evaluation 
  • Reflective Logs during your studies 
Class Requirements:

On completion of your course modules you will be required to attend a class session to consolidate your learning and to complete your course requirements.  Class sessions run from 930am-330pm and are held every 2-3 months on a Sunday. You will be provided with dates throughout the year to offer you options to attend. 

The face to face class is held at: 

Located at: Dandelion HQ – Unit 27 Basepoint Business Centre, Metcalf Way, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 7XX

Online sessions are offered.

You will be provided with details of how to book your class after enrolment


Course Cost: 

The Level 3 course costs £447. 

This can be paid in full or via payment plan. 

Payment plans calculate at a booking fee of £47 and three payments of £100 starting from when you enrol. 

Course Start Dates:

The Level 3 course runs all year round, you can start the course at any time. From registering and paying your booking fee, please allow 10 working days for your course manual to arrive. 


Course Materials:

The Level 3 course includes: 

  1. Your course manual (posted to you at home within 2 weeks) 
  2. Access to our online site to submit your work 
  3. A Facebook group with a weekly Q&A to support you in your studies
  4. Our Specialist Course – Understanding and Supporting Sensory Behaviours
Post Qualifying Support 

Following successful completion of your course, you are able to access group mentoring sessions to provide you with support, guidance and opportunity to explore and digest your own emotional needs. It is recommended that ELM’s attend mentoring each term to support their own continued development and ensure that their own needs are also being met. 


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