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Training & Mentoring PMEL

We have PMEL steps and tools for all our adult training and mentoring activities as well as our work with children through our Art Centre, Vrygrond. Over the past 10 years, the organisation has been developing, testing and refining its PMEL tools. 

The following describes BAP’s training and mentoring programmes’ PMEL tools and how they are utilised. The following describes the “flow” of how and when BAP uses its PMEL tools; please note

though that this is not necessarily the only order, some tools are used much more often than others; for example: “Training Module WhatsApp Group Chats” are utilised several times a week, but "Harvests” take place every quarter. How frequently a tool is used isn't an indicator of its importance, what it is used for determines the frequency. Training and mentoring work hand in hand at BAP, with mentoring even starting during the first training process itself; becoming more intensive post training. Mentoring tools are described after the training PMEL tool descriptions: 

Training PMEL

Mentoring PMEL

Mentoring is guiding support to BAP-trained participants in the development of their art therapeutic skills as they implement learnings in their teaching spaces. Mentors provide encouragement,

motivating CAFs to complete post training requirements such as their portfolios of evidence (POE). Mentoring engagements predominantly take place via one-on-one sessions, telephonically,

during site visits or in personal meetings at BAP venues. BAP offers mentoring through other

opportunities too, including experiential learning through implementation time at its Art Centre

in Vrygrond, weekly artist and child case study hubs etc. The following is a summary of CAF post-training mentoring and the tools utilised in its PMEL. Again, just like with training, this is not a strict cycle, some tools are used often and others less so. The frequency that they are used depends on their purpose, not their importance: 

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