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Accredited career mentoring course

Career mentoring

Course summary

£995 incl VAT. Payment options
Cleland Thom
Duration / hours:
ABC Awards certificate of achievement | CMP diploma
Awarding body:
ABC awards

Course review

Linda Preston: career mentor course

I signed up for the mentor course as I needed help with my journalism career. I've now had work published in several magazines and newspapers.

One story made it to the Sun Online, the Daily Mail Online and The Times.

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Lesley Williams: career mentor course

The course gave me the confidence to rebrand myself and compete with the best! Cleland gave me advice on how I could find a niche for myself in this very competitive market. I've already had a couple of articles published.

Lesley Williams: career mentor course

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Vivienne Cohen: career mentor course

Cleland Thom has delivered on all his promises and has never let me down. Cleland went through my CV with minute precision and gave me such excellent advice that I was offered a job within a few weeks of joining the programme.

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If you are not satisfied after you have completed your course, we will refund your fee – no questions asked. See details 

Course overview

Claim your free ebook: Five vital steps to boost your careerCareer mentor course

Our career mentoring course will help you focus your ambitions and give you the best chance of fulfilling your professional goals.

If you are accepted, you will be personally mentored by CMP principal, Cleland Thom.

Cleland has worked with staff from some of the UK's leading corporations, government departments, universities and non-profits.

They include Waitrose, Open University, the Big Issue, Transport for London and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. See his clients

Cleland and his team of specialists will evaluate your skills and assess your strengths and weaknesses to find the best ways to develop your career.

They will:

  • review your career plans and help you set new goals 
  • help you draw up a positive action plan 
  • work with you to produce a cutting edge CV 
  • help you develop eye-catching social media and internet profiles
  • design and build you a high-quality career blog, and host it for a year
  • show you how to find "insider" job opportunities 
  • introduce you to key figures from their extensive client and networking lists
  • provide a real-world 1-2-1 mock job interview, with thorough and constructive feedback that no one else would dare give you
  • provide online training so you can work on any weaknesses

Places on this course are limited, and there is a selection process.

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How you could benefit from career mentoring

Do you want to reignite your passion, reach your true potential, and become the person you’re supposed to be? If so, our career mentoring course could be just what you need.

Career mentoring combines practical advice, tailored feedback and personal development techniques to help people move forward in their chosen field.

It can help if you:

  • have just finished a course and are unsure how to apply your new skills
  • are changing careers or want to start a business
  • want to secure a promotion or gain a better-paying job with more prospects
  • feel you aren't reaching your potential

Whatever your current situation, if you feel overwhelmed, stuck or frustrated, Cleland Thom can help you turn things around.

You will benefit from his extensive experience, and learn first-hand what employers really look for in a job candidate.

Lesley Williams, found our career coaching gave her the confidence she needed to rebrand herself as a copywriter and compete for work with the best. See her review

If you’re ready to get out of your rut and on the path to lasting professional success, our flexible career mentoring programme can give you the boost you need.


Course tutor: Cleland ThomCleland Thom

Editor | blogger | author | web consultant | trainer

Intel | Big Issue | Waitrose | Open University | World Trade Group

Cleland Thom is principal of CMP, the UK’s largest media and communications online college.

He is recognised as one of the UK´s leading media, writing and communications trainers.

Since 2003, he has delivered more than 500 courses to public authorities, corporations, non-profits and media organisations.

He has worked with more than 3,000 people, including directors, editors, heads of comms, producers, journalists and PR / comms teams.      

Cleland is a member of the Society of Editors, and author of the popular ebook, Internet Law for Journalists

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At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards, and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the subjects you have completed as part of the course.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme

We will also email you the fully accredited Certificate in Continuing Professional Development, which is recognised throughout many different industries, and will enable you to apply for jobs, or gain regular freelance work.

This course gets results

Our graduates finish their goals and get expert advice. Many of them have found the job of their dreams.

And don't take our word for it: 

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Course delivery

You will have access to our Online Learning Area, where you can:

  • download course materials
  • submit assignments
  • use our college libraries and resources
  • chat to other students
  • keep up-to-date with college news

When you finish

You should be equipped to apply for jobs or start your own business. We will provide you with ongoing support.

What you need to study our career mentoring course

  • access to a computer, tablet or similar device
  • internet access
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent: OpenOffice, iWork pages
  • an email account

How to apply

Places in this course are strictly limited, and there is a selection process.

Please do not enrol until you have secured a place.

To apply, email Cleland and tell him, in fewer than 100 words, why you would like to join the course.

Course reviews

Career mentor course, Lesley WilliamsThe course gave me the confidence to rebrand myself and compete with the best! Cleland gave me advice on how I could find a niche for myself in this very competitive market. I've already had a couple of articles published. Lesley Williams

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