This role involves managing teams to help and advise families that need support. You will work as a Registered Manager in a children’s residential care home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home. You’ll ensure direction, alignment and commitment within your own practice, your team(s), 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.
What will I learn?
You will learn a range of core knowledge, skills and behaviours including:
- The principles of long term care and support for children and young people
- The legislation, the theoretical approaches and the compliance requirements for running a residential care home for the care and support of children and young people
- The theory and best practice in the use of restraint
- Ensures each child receives the care and that the continuity of care for each child is in place
- Models the behaviour expected from staff and communicates a clear message about the responsibilities required in the care and support of children
- Manages and monitors safe systems of physical restraint
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Delivered in the workplace and/or remotely, with a visit from your tutor every 6-8 weeks. There is no WCUC attendance for this apprenticeship.
As part of the apprenticeship programme, you’ll need to record a minimum of 6 hours per week ‘off-the-job’ training time. This can include work shadowing, training, workshops, online learning, tutor sessions, revision, webinars, industry visits – anything that supports your learning on the apprenticeship and supported by your dedicated assessor.
This programme is assessed by an observation of practice and competence interview supported by a work-based evidence portfolio.
On successful completion of the Children, Young People and Families Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship you will hold the qualification of the Apprenticeship Standard plus Level 5
Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare.
You should have maths & English L2 or minimum of grades 4 (C). If you do not hold maths & English L2 or grades 4 (C), you will need to complete these prior to Gateway. It would be an advantage to have the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare but it is not a mandatory requirement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 345 2235.
Additional Costs and Information
This apprenticeship lasts 24 months plus 3 months for the End Point Assessment (EPA) and can begin as and when needed.
What Could I Do Next?
You could progress into the position of Area Manager.