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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.

Completion of End Point Assessment

The first unit of the course will be set to you by your assessor.

Entry Requirements

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 EPA.

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

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

You must have secured a position with an employer and be ready to start working with them before you can begin your apprenticeship course.

If you already have an employer and they have agreed to put you through an apprenticeship, contact the Apprenticeship team and we'll get you started. Email or call 0845 345 2235.

If you don’t have an employer, you can still apply for an apprenticeship directly - check out our latest apprenticeship vacancies here:

Additional Costs and Information

The duration of the course is typically 24 – 30 months for those new to the sector.

If the applicant is an experienced manager, the duration will be 18 – 24 months.

What Could I Do Next?

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

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