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Children and Young Persons Residential – Apprenticeship Standard

You could be working in a number of settings such as a children’s home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Apprenticeships
Location: Offsite
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 4
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 104
Hours:
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Exam: £1800
Offsite

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/children-and-young-persons-residential-apprenticeship-standard
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Course Information for Students

You could be working in a number of settings such as a children’s home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home. The children might be living on their own or in a larger group.

Your role will involve taking the lead in developing and delivering the child’s placement plan and working with the child to support their health, education, social and day-to-day needs. You will play a significant role in helping them to thrive and fulfil their potential.

The apprenticeship involves:

  • A Level 3 Diploma
  • Maths Level 2 Functional Skills
  • English Level 2 Functional Skills
  • Level 4 End-point Assessment
  • 20% off-the-job training to be competed prior to the Diploma

You need:

  • A good standard of English and maths, with screening to be above Level 1
  • Employment in the sector for 30 hours or more a week
  • Prior experience
  • To gain the skills and knowledge to support young people in a residental setting
  • To understand and carry out the legislation within that area
  • To gain the skills and knowledge to appropriately challenge and/or offer alternative perspectives with the children, young person or family
  • To identify influences on the individual and the family and support them to make informed choices
  • To lead on the development and recording of holistic plans, delivery of interventions and evaluation of their effectiveness
  • To identify and address barriers to accessing resources
  • To identify and manage evidence-based approaches and evaluate their effectiveness
  • To contribute to the development of a resilient, consistent and persistent approach to practice
  • To understand the duties, responsibilities, boundaries and ethical nature of the role
  • To understand theories and guidelines underpinning sound practice
  • To contribute to and update your own CPD, identifying gaps in your own learning and development
  • To understand the legislation and compliance requirements for residential care
  • To appreciate the aspirations for a child in residential care
  • To understand group living and group dynamics
  • To understand legislation and the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disability

The programme also involves:

  • Maths and English Level 2 Functional Skills, unless you are exempt with GCSE graded C and above or 5 and above
  • 20% off-the-job training to be recorded for your CPD
  • End-point assessment

The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and on-site. 

You will need access to a laptop as the portfolio is online.

  • Observations
  • Products of work
  • Underpinning questions
  • Professional discussions
  • End-point assessment
  • Maths and English exams

You could advance to the Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification for the residential young persons’ sector but you will need to be in a management position. 

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

The apprentice could be working in a number of settings such as a children’s home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home. The children might be living on their own or in a larger group. 

The apprentice will take the lead in developing and delivering the child’s placement plan and will work with the child to support their health, education, social and day-to-day needs, playing a significant role in helping them to thrive and fulfil their potential.

The apprenticeship entails:

  • Level 3 Diploma
  • Maths Level 2 Functional Skills
  • English Level 2 Functional Skills
  • End-point assessment at Level 4
  • 20% off-the-job training to be competed prior to the Diploma
  • Contract of employment for 30 hours or more a week
  • An enthusiasm for working in the sector
  • Good standard of English and maths
  • Training and support so that the apprentice is able to complete the qualification
  • Paid time to attend block week or day release at College for Functional Skills training if needed
  • Time with the assessor to complete the progress review every 8-10 weeks
  • Professional
  • Hard working
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Interest in continuing the apprenticeship into a career
  • Time management
  • Diploma at Level 3
  • Maths and English at Level 2
  • 20% off-the-job training
  • End-point assessment
  • Observations
  • Products of work
  • Underpinning questions
  • Professional discussions
  • End-point assessment
  • Maths and English exams

Yes – if they need to complete their Maths and English qualifications. Delivery is flexible. 

They need a laptop to access their e-portfolio

They will be more knowledgeable about all aspects of the sector, paving the way for promotion.

They can progress to a Level 5 qualification but will need to be in a management position.

Manager

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 4, 2021 11:01 am