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

Key course information

Health, Care and Early Years

01/08/2019

1 year

Apprenticeship

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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.

Entry Requirements


You will be asked to complete and pass a written assessment 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 held 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.

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.

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?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Health, Care and Early Years


Career Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Worker
  • Social Worker

  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Children's Nurse

Researchers note babies may cry with the intonation of their mother tongue

At any one time, there are over 80,000 social care vacancies in England

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