Recognise your expertise with a qualification or award

Distance-learning – no travel or accommodation costs 

Assignment-based assessment without the pressure of a final exam 

Qualifications and awards validated by Middlesex University


What is the Mentor Academy?

The Mentor Academy is a partnership with the Professional Development Foundation (PDF) that enables individuals to obtain professional and academic qualifications that recognise their specialist knowledge and professional development. All PDF qualifications are validated by Middlesex University.

The Academy’s courses are all ‘distance-learning’, eliminating the cost of travel and accommodation. Students work flexibly and are assessed through assignments rather than through examination. 


What qualifications and awards can I achieve? 

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development (Behaviour Analysis and Forensic Psychology)
  • Graduate Level Diploma in Management of Specialist Professionals
  • Endorsed Award Leadership and Management


Who can apply?

The awards and qualifications recognise the practical experience of professionals in the field and the insights and training of Mentor Academy courses. Any professional working in the field of child sexual exploitation can apply. This includes:

  • Law enforcement
  • Probation
  • Social work and Non-Government Organisation (NGO) staff working with perpetrators
  • Victims
  • Families
  • Communities
  • Institutions


What qualifications do I need to apply?

No formal academic qualifications are required.  However, relevant experience and the ability to work at postgraduate level are necessary. In addition, individuals must be in a position to complete a written account that demonstrates their ability to apply the learning from the Mentor courses in a relevant, professional, work-based context.