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Apprenticeship, Level 4

Children, Young People & Families Practitioner

As a Level 4 Practitioner, you will be working with children, young people and families to achieve a positive and sustainable change within their lives. You will demonstrate a passion for caring about children, young people and families and be skilled in recognising and assessing the complex needs that are often present.

Your approach to the job will be one of respectful curiosity that will challenge and support children, young people and families, in order to them to achieve their potential while staying safe. You will also be involved with regularly evaluating the effectiveness of your methods and actions, reflection on your practice and by the end of your apprenticeship will be making a real difference to those that you work with.

Job Occupations: Practitioner in Children’s Residential Care or Children, Young People and Families Practitioner within the Community

Planned Duration: 21 months (Practical period: 18 months, End Point Assessment period: 3 months)

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. If you are aged 16 or above, are driven to succeed in a particular industry and are willing to commit yourself to training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be the right career move for you.

The apprentice will learn, work, earn and achieve a qualification all at the same time.

To achieve the apprenticeship they will complete the following:

  • An industry designed and recognised apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment (Observation of Practice and Competence Interview)

The apprentice will work towards the following Functional Skills:

  • Mathematics up to Level 2
  • English up to Level 2

Learners who have already achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English may be exempt from Functional Skills.

The apprenticeship is work based, however the apprentice may be required to attend College for functional skills if needed.

Apprentices will be able to access higher level jobs within the sector, as well as having the opportunities to study further at higher level qualifications.

There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship (unless an employer stipulates any themselves) however all potential apprentices will undertake a basic Maths and English assessment prior to enrolment.

Observation of Practice and Competence Interview

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