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Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is designed for those working in settings such as a children’s home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home. It is also suitable for practitioners in the community.

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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
Exam: £1800
Offsite

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/children-young-people-and-families-practitioner-apprenticeship
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Course Information for Students

The apprenticeship leads to a mandatory qualification for anyone working with young people in a residential setting. 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.

The apprenticeship offers two options:

  • Practitioner in Children’s Residential Care
  • Children, Young People and Families Practitioner within the Community

You should be aged 19+ and working in a residential environment with young people. 

You should have a DBS which is checked and confirmed and will need GCSEs graded 4/D in Maths and English or above.

The kind of issues you will cover include: 

  • Current processes and legislation within the young persons setting
  • The range of potential safeguarding risk factors (such as domestic violence, membership of gangs, missing children, online activity, radicalisation and Prevent agenda)
  • The different forms of harm to children and vulnerable adults (such as neglect, child sexual exploitation, physical abuse, emotional abuse)
  • The local and national thresholds for safeguarding
  • Safeguarding requirements within a young persons setting
  • Child, adolescent and adult development
  • Maths and English Level 2

 

 

You will learn in the workplace with 1-1 support from your assessor. You will also be expected to undertake independent learning. 

You need a laptop for your e-portfolio.

  • Observation
  • Underpinning knowledge questions
  • Professional discussion
  • Products of work
  • Projects
  • Exams for Maths and English unless exempt
  • End Point Assessment conducted by Pearsons

You could progress to a Level 5 programme, depending on your job role. 

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

There are no costs for the apprentice but the employer is to pay 5% of the funding. 

Course Information for Employers

The apprenticeship leads to a Level 4 mandatory qualification.  It will support the growth of your team’s knowledge and skills within a young persons residential environment. 

They should be aged 19+ and working in a residential environment with young people. They should have a DBS checked and confirmed and should have GCSEs graded 4/D in Maths and English or above.

 

They will need support and training from the employer to achieve the 20% off-the-job training requirement and their qualification. 

They will need paid time away to complete their studies and to attend College for their Functional Skills if applicable.

  • Caring
  • Empathy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Good time keeping
  • A commitment to pursuing this role as their career

They will achieve a Level 4 qualification which is an Ofsted requirement to work in certain roles in the industry.

They will complete Maths and English qualifications at Level 2 and undergo an End Point Assessment. 

  • Observation
  • Underpinning knowledge questions
  • Professional discussion
  • Products of work
  • Projects
  • Exams for Maths and English unless exempt
  • End Point Assessment conducted by Pearsons

Yes – if they need to complete Maths and English 

They will need a laptop. 

They could advance to Level 5 management qualifications, depending on their job role. 

Practioner in young persons residential homes 

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone who has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship. However, 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 we can provide external advertising through social media and the National Apprenticeship Service’s 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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More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 24, 2022 12:29 pm