Children, Young People & Families Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard

For full overview please click here Children, Young People & Families Manager Level 5 Overview

An apprenticeship at level 5 is a job with training. Being an apprentice means that you have a job that includes achieving recognised qualifications and essential work skills whilst you are earning a wage.

This qualification is appropriate for those working either as a Manager in Children’s Residential Care or as a Children, Young People and Families Manager in the Community in a range of settings in local authorities, within health organisations, educational and early years settings or children’s centres, as well as a wide range of private voluntary and community organisations

Qualifications in the Programme

The Apprenticeship at Level 5 consists of 3 qualifications:

  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care

Programme Delivery:

We will develop an individual learning plan based on your skills, experience and current role. Any prior certificated learning would be identified. With your employer we will identify paid off the job learning opportunities, minimum 20%.  This will include mentoring, shadowing, independent research and learning, e learning and coaching. Most learners complete the apprenticeship in12 months.

Learning Support

The assessor will meet with the learner a minimum of every 4 weeks to deliver coaching and learning. Clear plans and next steps will be agreed for skill and knowledge development and feedback given on achievement. Reflective practice, professional discussions, observation of practice, employer testimony will be used to ensure learning. Learners will have to do written work particularly to demonstrate knowledge.

Apprenticeship Delivery

Apprenticeship Delivery – Blended approach

Face-to-face, Skype, telephone and online learning

End Of Course Qualifications

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare


Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care

End Point Assessment

On achievement of your diploma and functional skills you will then complete:

  • A situational judgement test.

The test will highlight their competence in the application of the knowledge, skills and behaviours identified in the standard.

  • A competence interview based on a portfolio of evidence. Evidence will consist of 3 / 4 complex cases, 3 / 5 observations of practice, testimony or feedback on practice and CPD record.

The results you achieve in these assessments will determine whether you are awarded a pass or a distinction. To achieve a distinction you must get a distinction in the test and interview.

What You Will Learn


  • The job you have to do, your main tasks and responsibilities aligned with legislation
  • The importance of having the right values and behaviours and treating people with respect and dignity
  • The importance of communication and communicating clearly and responsibly
  • How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
  • How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals you support and your work colleagues
  • How to work professionally and seeking to develop your own professional development


  • Functional Skills
  • Values and behaviours
  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Quality and ensuring compliance
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Change management


  • The values and behaviours expected of a Children, Young People and Family Manager
  • Professionalism
  • Personal Qualities
  • Managing Performance
  • Adaptability
  • Responsibility
  • Respecting and valuing practitioners, encouraging and enabling them to deliver excellent practice
  • Consideration and concern, combined with robust challenge and support
  • Having honest conversations and encouraging practitioners to offer their own solutions to improving practice

During your apprenticeship you will:

  • Have an Individual Learning Plan that is based on the Children, Young People & Families Manager standards and on your learning needs, setting targets and milestones for your achievement.
  • Have one to one learning and coaching from your assessor with a focus on skills, knowledge and behaviours to meet lead adult care worker standards and progress towards end point assessment.
  • Have paid off the job learning provided by your employer; shadowing, mentoring, training
  • Have 24/7 access to our bespoke e-learning resource.
  • Have access to additional support from your assessor by telephone, Skype or e-mail.

Throughout the qualification your progress will be monitored to ensure you complete within the agreed timescales.

Monthly reports are provided to your employer keep them informed of your progress.

Apprentices must be employed in a job appropriate to the framework and they must be able to undertake the full range of duties confidently and competently to the standard set by the sector.

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