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Level: 4

Location: Other

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This new Level 4 standard comprises:
  • A Level 3 Diploma
  • Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2
  • End-point assessment at Level 4
  • Pathway 1: Practitioner in Children's Residential Care.

Please note: this is not an Early Years qualification.

Entry requirements

You should:

  • Be working in an environment where you are supervising and working with residential children and young people - on a minimum of 30 hours per week contract.
  • Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide evidence of the results
  • Have a good standard of English and maths

Course Content

Along with more information on the Institute for Apprenticeships, you will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • domestic violence
  • membership of gangs
  • missing children
  • online activity
  • radicalisation and the Prevent agenda
  • harm to children and vulnerable adults

You will learn a range of behaviours to adopt depending on the situation and will also cover:

  • the importance of communication to families
  • child, adolescent and adult development
  • the spectrum of the child's or young person's needs
  • how to support families
  • the principles of effective assessment and the importance of analysis and professional judgement.

The course features Functional Maths and English at Level 2 and ICT will be embedded throughout.

There is an end-point assessment.


How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be undertaken by your assessor and the process will be carefully planned and supported.

The end-point assessment will be undertaken by an individual from the awarding body.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A percentage of the cost for the apprenticeship will be met by the employer, depending on the apprentice's age. This will be discussed at the initial stage of enrolment. 

The Diploma itself costs £1,500 - which could be covered by a student loan - if you do not want to do the apprenticeship.

What can I do after this course?

You could consider taking a relevant Level 5 qualification. 

You could also progress your career as a supervisor in a residential environment.

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