Mentor Development Modules

Developed in response to the 2024 mentoring requirements, NASBTT’s Mentor Development Modules offer a flexible suite of training resources that can be embedded within existing elements of your mentor training. Modules are available as either online self-directed study or as taught modules delivered by licenced organisations.

The Mentor Development Modules have been designed to support ITT providers in meeting the training time requirements and the demands of creating a ‘fully resourced mentor curriculum that aligns with the trainee curriculum equip[ping] mentors with an understanding of the curriculum content trainees will cover and an approach to mentoring based on the best available evidence’.

This tailored offering enables providers to have complete control of their mentor training and meet the individual training and development requirements of their mentors.

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NASBTT strongly supports the importance of face-to-face training and CPD. Our Mentor Development Modules are available in three delivery formats to enable providers to personalise delivery for their mentors’ needs: taught modules delivered by licenced organisations, online self-directed study and a hybrid combination of the two.

Taught modules delivered by licenced organisations (synchronous training)

In addition to online self-directed study, organisations can become licenced to deliver taught modules.

  • Tailored training – organisations can identify and guide modules undertaken by mentors
  • Bitesize modules – each module is expected to take 90 minutes to deliver (synchronously)
  • Resources to support delivery – PowerPoint, facilitation notes and delegate pack
  • NASBTT Quality Assurance – supportive QA process to inform future delivery

Online self-directed study (asynchronous training)

  • Hosted in NASBTT Learn (our online learning platform) - modules are available anytime, anywhere with offline access on smart devices or online via the web
  • Diagnostic assessment - completed by mentors to inform their training needs and module choices
  • Tailored training – organisations have the option to identify and guide modules undertaken by mentors
  • Bitesize modules – each module is expected to take 60 minutes to complete (asynchronously)
  • Interactive and engaging content – including videos, self-evaluation activities and reflection exercises
  • Certification and digital badging – evidence of successful completion of modules for a mentor’s CPD records
  • Transferrable – a mentor’s learning portfolio is transferable across ITT organisations
  • Organisation-level oversight - analytics and insights providing progress tracking and reporting on each user’s progress

"NASBTT MDMs are ‘superb’ in quality and have been a ‘life-line’ in providing high quality training to meet the 20 hour requirement."

"MDMs have been structured with intentionality and intuitive sequencing."

Outstanding engagement and support from NASBTT, throughout the registration process and when tailoring the NASBTT Learn platform to meet provider/organisation needs.


The format of asynchronous training via NASBTT Learn is user-friendly and very good in comparison to other online training formats.


  • Tailored to address the 2024 mentoring requirements
  • Flexible high-quality training
  • Written by expert practitioners in the sector
  • Cost effective solution providing economies of scale
  • Organisation maintains complete control of their mentor training
  • Flexible to enhance provider’s existing mentor training
  • Organisation-level oversight, analytics, tracking and reporting
  • Diagnostic assessment to inform training needs and module choices
  • Bespoke and tailored to meet individual needs
  • Bitesize modules to support busy lives
  • Tailored resources and training materials
  • Ongoing development, refinement and expansion
  • Dedicated support for onboarding and maximising utilisation
  • Supportive Quality Assurance process
  • Access to NASBTT’s Teacher Educator and Mentoring Zone

Module Levels

Modules are pitched at three levels to reflect mentor experience and development need;

  • Introducing
  • Embedding
  • Refining
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Module Summaries

Introducing level modules

Embedding level modules

Refining level modules

* Taught modules available now. The full suite of 60 modules will be available from September 2024.

If you would like to view a sample asyncronous module, please contact us.

Modules and module content is subject to change.

Diagnostic Assessment

NASBTT's MDM Diagnostic Assessment has been designed to allow for personalised CPD for mentors of varying experience and expertise.


  • Optional use by organisations
  • The assessment comprises of 19 questions and takes approximately 5 minutes to complete
  • The assessment recommends modules for completion based on the mentor's level of knowledge and experience
  • Access to user information for organisation leads
  • On completion, both the mentors and organisation receive an email detailing the recommended modules for completion.

Teacher Educator and Mentoring Zone (TEMZ)

NASBTT’s TEMZ includes accessible Mentoring Resources  based on NASBTT’s Professional Framework for Teacher Educators and Subject Resources to help mentors embed what they have learnt in these modules into their own practice.



Costs for 2024-2025 (1st August 2024 - 1st July 2025) are on a per mentor basis

  • NASBTT and UCET Members: £15.00 per mentor
  • Non-members: £30.00 per mentor

Access for additional months is available on request and costs an additional £1.00 per month per user.

If you wish to become a Licence holder to enable your organisation to deliver taught modules, the following additional cost applies.

  • NASBTT and UCET Members: £300.00 per licenced organisation
  • Non-members: £600 per licenced organisation

An annual licence fee is chargeable for organisations who wish to be licenced to deliver taught modules (synchronous); this is inclusive of access to all additional delivery materials and the developmental Quality Assurance process.

Not currently a NASBTT Member? Find out more about Membership and Benefits.

How to register

To register for NASBTT’s Mentor Development Modules, please complete the Registration Form.

Following registration, we will provide detailed on-boarding information and ongoing support.

Questions and Find out more

If you have any questions regarding NASBTT’s Mentor Development Modules, please contact us.

Mentoring Requirements

Accredited ITT providers should refer to C.2.5 of the Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice for minimum time allocations for mentoring.