Key course information
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If you’re working as a practitioner in a range of settings, including a children’s home or residential special school, this course is designed for you, to progress your career and help you face the challenges of this rewarding sector. The children you work with might be living on their own or in a larger group. You will take the lead in developing and delivering children's placement plans, and will work with each 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.Within this apprenticeship you will also need to complete the:NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Residential Child Care
What will I learn?
Within the apprenticeship you will demonstrate a passion to care for and about children, young people and families. You will be skilled in recognising and assessing the complex needs that children, young people and families often present. Your approach will be one of respectful curiosity that challenges and supports children, young people and families to achieve their potential and to stay safe.
Within the diploma you will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting, including an understanding of child and young person development.
You will be asked to complete and pass a written before enrolment can happen. This is to determine if this level of study is appropriate.
Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT – if a recognised qualification at Level 2 is not hold they are required to complete these prior to completion of the EPA.
Learners need to be working/volunteering in a setting because they will need to show competence in knowledge and skills.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Apprentice will complete workplace observations, portfolio of evidence and written assignment
20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship.
Completion of End Point Assessment
Additional Costs and Information
The duration of the course is typically 18 – 24 months for those new to the sector.
There are two intakes a year for this course; one in September, and one in April.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
- Nursery Manager
- Teaching Assistant
- Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)
- Children's Nurse
- Child Psychologist