Children, Young People and Families Practitioner - Higher Apprenticeship
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services Level 4 Hele Road 24 Months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

A Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprentice will work within children's residential care homes, to help achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. You will need to demonstrate a passion to care for disadvantaged children and develop a respectful, thoughtful approach when working with them.

What topics will I study?

  • Understanding the communication that enables the voice of the child, young person or family members to be heard
  • The importance of actively promoting respect, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • How to work together with children, young people and families to keep them safe, manage risk and promote the development of skills the family need to successfully manage risk themselves
  • Understanding the spectrum of needs and how they may be met
  • Learning to demonstrate a critical evaluation of practice, including insight into your own emotions, behaviour and feelings
  • Understanding safeguarding requirements contained within mandatory local safeguarding training or a nationally accredited equivalent
  • Encouraging individuals to engage positively with their community

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry

What are the entry requirements?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.

What facilities are there?

  • Our dedicated staff have a wealth of experience and expertise, having all worked in the sector, which will provide you with knowledge or skills you need to succeed in your career.
  • Learn within a nurturing environment where you are given the opportunity to reach your full potential.

What can the course lead on to?

Some apprentices progress straight into employment in the care sector OR progess onto the Level 5 Children, Young People & Families Manager Apprenticeship

Are there any additional costs?

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.


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