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Children, Young People and Families Manager Apprenticeship (Level 5)


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Course Overview

As a Children, Young People and Family Manager you will ensure direction, alignment and commitment within your own practice, your teams, your organisation and across partnerships to help children, young people and families aspire to do their best and achieve sustainable change. You will build teams, manage resources and lead new approaches to working practices that deliver improved outcomes and put the child, young person or family at the centre of practice.You will be working as Manager in Children's Residential Care, please note that the College do not offer the pathway for Children, Young People and Families Manager within the Community.Within this apprenticeship you will also need to complete the NCFE/CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare.

What will I learn?

With a focus on excellence in practice and improved performance, you will encourage Children, Young People and Family Practitioners to gain the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to actively support each child, young person, young adult and family to achieve their potential. You will inform and improve practice by acting on research and new developments into how the needs of children, young people and families are best met.

The diploma enables the learner to gain essential skills and knowledge for leading in a residential childcare setting, including leading and managing a team; leading and managing group living; leading practice to support children and young people; and implementing policies and procedures.

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.

At the end of your apprenticeship you will complete a final End Point Assessment.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 in English and maths (GCSE grade C/4 or Functional Skills Level 2). If you do not have these you will complete them alongside your apprenticeship.

Learner must have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare.

Working in the role of Deputy Manager/Manager in an appropriate setting.

Additional Costs and Information

The duration of the course is typically 2 years.

What Could I Do Next?

For any progression opportunities, please speak to your assessor regarding pathways to further education.

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