Children, Young People & Families Practitioner Level 4

An apprenticeship at level 4 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 with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. As a practitioner you will be working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. At the end of the apprenticeship the high quality of your practice will be making a real difference to those that you do

Qualifications in the Programme

The Apprenticeship at Level 4 consists of 3 qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Children, Young People and Families Practitioner
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2

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

Apprenticeship Delivery

Apprenticeship Delivery – Blended approach

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

End Of Course Qualifications

Functional Skills Level 2 in mathematics and English

Level 3 Diploma in Children, Young People and Families Practitioner

End Point Assessment

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

  • Observation of Practice in the work place by an independent assessor. This consists of 10 mins briefing, 60 mins observation and 20 mins questioning. The aim of observation is for learner to demonstrate the required behaviour, skills and knowledge and to show the needs of the child are at the heart of practice.

and

  • A competence interview with the independent assessor informed by a portfolio of evidence: case studies, testimony, observations of practice, and CPD.

The results you achieve in these assessments will determine whether you are awarded a pass or a distinction.

What You Will Learn

Knowledge

  • The job you have to do, your main tasks and responsibilities
  • 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
  • Equality, rights, diversity and cultural differences, and the values of the organisation in which you are working.

Skills

  • Functional Skills
  • Values and behaviours
  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communications
  • Quality
  • Planning and organisation
  • Project management
  • Addressing multiple factors that contribute to uncertainty in the lives of children, young people and families
  • Working in a professional manner and developing your own professional development

Behaviours

  • Professionalism
  • Personal Qualities
  • Managing Performance
  • Adaptability
  • Responsibility
  • The values and behaviours expected of a Children, Young People and Family Worker
  • Respecting and valuing individuals to keep them safe.
  • Consideration and concern for children, young people and their families, combined with an understanding of the perspective of those you work with
  • Honesty and a positive belief in helping children, young people and families.

During your apprenticeship you will:

  • Have an Individual Learning Plan that is based on the Children, Young People & Families Practitioner 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.

Framework Diploma For Residential Childcare

Learners must achieve 53 credits from mandatory units (301-316) and a minimum of 8 credits from optional units (317-323)

Unit noMandatoryCREDITS
Core knowledge
301Understand the development of children and young people in residential childcare3
302Understand how to safeguard and protect children and young people in residential childcare7
303Understand how to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse3
Core skills
304Promote effective communication and information handling in residential childcare settings3
305Support risk management in residential childcare2
306Assessment and planning with children and young people in residential childcare3
307Support group living in residential childcare3
Achieving outcomes
308Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people in residential childcare2
309Support attachment and positive relationships for children and young people in residential  childcare4
310Support the well-being and resilience of children and young people in residential childcare3
311Support children and young people in residential childcare to achieve their learning potential4
312Support children and young people in residential childcare to manage their health2
313Support the development of socially aware behaviour with children and young people in residential  childcare5
 Professional practice
314Engage in professional development in residential childcare settings3
315Support the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in residential childcare3
316Participate in teams to benefit children and young people in residential childcare3
 Optional – choose 3
317Understand the care system and its impact on children and young people3
318Understand the youth justice system as it relates to residential childcare3
319Support young people leaving care6
320Understand residential childcare for children and young people with complex disabilities or conditions3
321Understand support for young people with complex disabilities or conditions making the transition into adulthood3
322Work with the families of children and young people in residential childcare2
323Support use of medication in social care settings5

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