Level 4 Children and Young People's Family Practitioner
This programme is designed for apprentices who want to further develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours for a job role working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. Successful completion of the programme will lead to an Apprenticeship Certificate as a Children, Young People and Families Practitioner
The exact activities and responsibilities covered will vary depending on your employer, but may include:
Supporting children and young people to build positive relationships and attachments.
Reducing risks in regards to health and safety and sexual exploitation.
Nurturing positive communications, behaviour and outcomes.
Encouraging resilience and the personal development and wellbeing of children and young people.
As part of this qualification you will be required to undertake both mandatory and optional units. The below lists are not exhaustive and may vary depending on your employer and/or the examination board. However, those required or available might include (but are not limited to) the following:
Example mandatory units:
Understand how to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse
Support group living in residential childcare
Support children and young people in residential childcare to manage their health
Support the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in residential childcare
Participate in teams to benefit children and young people in residential childcare
Example optional units:
Understand the care system and its impact on children and young people
Support young people leaving care
Work with the families of children and young people in residential childcare
Understand residential childcare for children and young people with complex disabilities or conditions
Understand the youth justice system as it relates to residential childcare
The approximate learning duration is 18 months, with 3 months at the end to complete the End-Point Assessment. There is an average of 6 hours per week off-the-job learning, within the minimum requirement to complete 20% off-the-job training during working hours.
For those undertaking an apprenticeship route, the additional components will be delivered alongside the core qualification.
Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare
Level 2 Functions Skills in Maths and English