A manual and training tool for all those who provide the NVQ/SVQ in Child Care and Education or in Playwork. It can also be adapted for training mentors for the NVQ/SVQ in Care. Mentors enable candidates to make the best of NVQ/SVQ and can help candidates and prospective candidates: interpret the NVQ/SVQ standards; investigate all options for training; identify existing and past experiuence; create evidence for use in a portfolio; improve basic language skills; and learn how to be comfortable with learning that is not classroom based. The book looks at how training providers and assessment centres can set up and run a mentor programme. It discusses the benefits of mentoring for both the candidates and the trainers, explains how to manage a successful mentor programme, looks into the kind of problems which a trainer provider might encounter and makes suggestions for how to deal with them. The text also contains a two-day mentor training course which includes 20 photocopiable handouts.