Children, Young People
& Families Practitioner
Level 4 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is aimed at those working with children, young people and families, including carers to help them achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives.

You will work with other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes and exercise judgement on a range of evidence-based approaches to inform your practice. While leading the development and delivering placement plans.

Diploma in Higher Education in working with Children Young People and Families

24 months

TQUK

What will you learn?

You will be given an induction to the apprenticeship standard, self-awareness & your own personal development. Giving you the knowledge of subjects ranging from ethics, mentoring, safeguarding and cultural differences to systems and policy frameworks, the course will prepare you for a variety of roles.

You will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting or as a practitioner within the Community, including an understanding of child and young person development.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Knowledge

  • Communicate the voice of the child and/or family
  • Equality, rights, diversity & cultural differences
  • Safeguarding risk factors & legislation
  • Child development
  • The principles of effective assessment
  • Evidence based interventions
  • Theories underpinning sound practice in residential care
  • Group living and group dynamics
  • Legislation and the code of practice for special educational needs & disability

Skills

  • Effective communication enabling the voice of the child to be heard
  • Promote respect, equality & diversity
  • Work with children, young people & families to manage the risk & promote ownership
  • Address barriers to accessing resources
  • Leads on the development & recording of holistic plans
  • Manage evidence-based approaches & evaluate their effectiveness
  • Model a professional approach to decision making
  • Support traumatised children & young people to live together and make progress

Behaviours

  • Care
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Communication
  • Competence
  • Commitment

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Your pathway to success

Once you have completed your Children Young People Families Practitioner Level 4 apprenticeship, you can progress to a higher level apprenticeship programme to improve your skills and expertise like the Children, Young People, & Families Manager Level 5.

If you’re interested in training with Paragon Skills, we can help you get there. Get in touch today!

FAQs

Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545

Happy Child Nursery

Josie Lauren Hagger

I completed my Level 3 children and young people’s workforce with Paragon. I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor! She was always there to help (no matter what time of day!), quick response with helpful advice to texts, emails or calls and came to see me at my nursery once a month without fail! I wouldn’t have been able to get through it without her.

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