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EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION

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Children, young people and families practitioner

Level 4

As a practitioner you will be working with children, young people, and families including their carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. You will demonstrate a passion for caring for and about children, young people, and families. You will be skilled in recognising and assessing the complex needs that children, young people, and families often present. You will agree any specific interventions or referrals with the child, young person, or family. Your approach will be one of respectful curiosity that challenges and supports children, young people, and families to achieve their potential and stay safe. You will work alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes.

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This Standard is Suitable For:

course summary

  • Pathway 1 | Practitioner in Children’s Residential Care: 

You could be working in a number of settings e.g. a children’s home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home. The children might be living on their own or in a larger group. You will take the lead in developing and delivering the child’s placement plan and will work with the child to support their health, education, social and day to day needs, playing a significant role in helping them to thrive and fulfil their potential.

  • Pathway 2 | Children, Young People and Families Practitioner within the Community:

You will understand the importance of and be skilled in, early intervention and safeguarding work. You will manage risk across the spectrum needs for children, young people and families. You may work in settings as diverse as family homes, youth centres, early years, youth justice, children’s centres, educational settings and the community. You will play a significant role in working across agencies to improve outcomes. You may work with particular age groups, across the full age range or specifically with families. By supporting the confidence and skills of children, young people and families you will help them to overcome barriers and maximise their independence.

In either job role you will be working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. You will demonstrate a passion to care for and about children, young people and families, being skilled in recognising and assessing the complex needs that children, young people and families often present. You will also be required to agree with the child, young person or family any specific interventions or referrals.  Your approach will need to be one of respectful curiosity that challenges and supports children, young people and families to achieve their potential and stay safe, working alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes.

We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn, and we work with employers to recruit apprentices seeking an apprenticeship placement.

The programme typically lasts 20 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment for those working 30+ hours a week.

What does the apprenticeship involve?

You will be taken through the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner, which include:

course requirements

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this apprenticeship programme. A DBS will be needed in all roles within Early Years and Education.

You will undertake an Initial assessment for both Maths and English prior to enrolment and have gained a minimum requirement of Level 1. If you have passed Maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (grade 4 or above) or functional key skills at Level 2, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English Functional Skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.

how will i be assessed?

There is a variety of assessment methods, you will be expected to complete:

  • Observations of practice
  • Reflective Accounts
  • Written assignments/tasks
  • Evidence gathering
  • Presentations
  • Guided discussions
  • Witness testimony

 

Once you have achieved your Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or Certificate in Higher Education in working with Children Young People and Families and functional skills, if required, you will be assessed through an end-point assessment which will include two distinct components

  • Observation of practice
  • A competence interview informed by a portfolio of evidence

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include:
Simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and support in writing assignments.

 

EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION

CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, AND FAMILIES PRACTITIONER

Level 4

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As a practitioner you will be working with children, young people, and families including their carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. You will demonstrate a passion for caring for and about children, young people, and families. You will be skilled in recognising and assessing the complex needs that children, young people, and families often present. You will agree any specific interventions or referrals with the child, young person, or family. Your approach will be one of respectful curiosity that challenges and supports children, young people, and families to achieve their potential and stay safe. You will work alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes.

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This Standard is Suitable For:

course summary

  • Pathway 1 | Practitioner in Children’s Residential Care: 

You could be working in a number of settings e.g. a children’s home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home. The children might be living on their own or in a larger group. You will take the lead in developing and delivering the child’s placement plan and will work with the child to support their health, education, social and day to day needs, playing a significant role in helping them to thrive and fulfil their potential.

  • Pathway 2 | Children, Young People and Families Practitioner within the Community:

You will understand the importance of and be skilled in, early intervention and safeguarding work. You will manage risk across the spectrum needs for children, young people and families. You may work in settings as diverse as family homes, youth centres, early years, youth justice, children’s centres, educational settings and the community. You will play a significant role in working across agencies to improve outcomes. You may work with particular age groups, across the full age range or specifically with families. By supporting the confidence and skills of children, young people and families you will help them to overcome barriers and maximise their independence.

In either job role you will be working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. You will demonstrate a passion to care for and about children, young people and families, being skilled in recognising and assessing the complex needs that children, young people and families often present. You will also be required to agree with the child, young person or family any specific interventions or referrals.  Your approach will need to be one of respectful curiosity that challenges and supports children, young people and families to achieve their potential and stay safe, working alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes.

We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn, and we work with employers to recruit apprentices seeking an apprenticeship placement.

The programme typically lasts 20 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment for those working 30+ hours a week.

What does the apprenticeship involve?

You will be taken through the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner, which include:

course requirements

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this apprenticeship programme. A DBS will be needed in all roles within Early Years and Education.

You will undertake an Initial assessment for both Maths and English prior to enrolment and have gained a minimum requirement of Level 1. If you have passed Maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (grade 4 or above) or functional key skills at Level 2, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English Functional Skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.

how will i be assessed?

There is a variety of assessment methods, you will be expected to complete:

  • Observations of practice
  • Reflective Accounts
  • Written assignments/tasks
  • Evidence gathering
  • Presentations
  • Guided discussions
  • Witness testimony

Once you have achieved your Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or Certificate in Higher Education in working with Children Young People and Families and functional skills, if required, you will be assessed through an end-point assessment which will include two distinct components

  • Observation of practice
  • A competence interview informed by a portfolio of evidence

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and support in writing assignments.