This Level 4 Children Young People and Families Practitioner apprenticeship is all about the complex needs that children, young people and families often present as they negotiate complicated lives. Participants may be working in a variety of settings: childrens’ homes; residential special schools; or secure childrens’ homes. We focus on the ‘6 Cs’ and how these guide best practice interventions, safeguarding and growth. Participants complete the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare as a mandatory part of the course and when learners need it we include additional English and maths support too.
Learning is fully compliant with the standards set our by Skills for Care as well as the rigours of the Care Quality Commission. Our teaching and learning is rated GOOD by OFSTED and 85% of our learners achieve merit or distinction grades at end point assessment.
We can tailor the content of each Children Young People and Families Apprenticeship to reflect the needs and specialisms of your care service. All of our apprenticeships use a blend of virtual classrooms, workshops, e-learning, 1-2-1 coaching and work-based observations and assessments. We provide employers with a quarterly learning management report which details the progress and achievements of each of your ABM apprentices. You can also access the learners e-portfolio live at any time through your own employer login.
Each Children Young People and Families Practitioner apprenticeship is eligible for funding through the apprenticeship levy scheme. ABM Training UK Ltd is fully endorsed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and can be found on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) by looking up our unique reference number: UKPRN 10029426
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Children Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship: course details, themes and topics
Apprenticeship: Children Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 4
IFATE Reference: ST0088
Awarding Body: NCFE
Recommended End Point Assessment Organisation: Newcross Healthcare
Recommended Program Duration: 18 months
Entry Requirement: employed in a relevant job role
Minimum Weekly Employment Hours: 34
Apprenticeship Levy Tarif: £6000
This apprenticeship is delivered using a blended approach combing the learning and assessment activities described below.
Workshops and Virtual Classrooms
Our Level 4 Children Young People and Families Practitioner apprenticeship programme includes all of the basic training that is needed to get a new member of staff up and running and delivering excellent care. Our programme structure is built around 11 themes or topics including:
- Understanding how young people develop
- Safeguarding and prevent in Practice
- Understanding the Youth Justice System
- Effective Communication
- Risk management
- … more
Virtual classrooms are delivered using Zoom or Teams and are arranged on flexible basis with plenty of interactive learning and breakouts.
Included Level 3 Diploma Qualifications
Learners joining the Children Young People and Families Practitioner apprenticeship programme also complete the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare. All of our assignments, workshops and e-learning modules produce evidence for both the apprenticeship and the diploma. Not only do OFSTED rate our provision as officially good … 85% of our apprentices achieve merit or distinction grades for this apprenticeship.
Use our contact form below to contact us for a list of all the Diploma units included in each pathway.
E-learning for Children Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship
Our Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner apprenticeship programme includes a series of integrated assignments and e-learning modules. These are tutor facilitated and completed as bite size modules as learners progress through the course. Themes and topics include:
- Managing Risk and Achieving Positive Outcomes
- Equality and Diversity in Practice
- Group Living and Dynamics
- Creating and Maintaining CPD programmes
- Effective Communication
- … more
There are a total of eleven e-learning modules and eleven assignments. Contact us for a full list.
Maths and English
Everybody who works towards an apprenticeship with ABM Training is encouraged to improve their English and maths. Our Functional Skills Academy works with each learner to assess and understand their current skill level, strengths and weaknesses. Our specialist English and maths tutors build an individualised programme of study to help the apprentice build skills and confidence before preparing them for exams and assessments. We offer certification at Level 1 and Level 2 but we support ALL apprentices at all levels through the apprenticeship. Our work is supported by the NCFE Skills Builder platform.
Children Young people and Families Practitioner: 1-2-1 Coaching
A specialist ABM Skills Tutor and Learning Mentor guides and supports apprentices through the programme via a series of 1-2-1s, workplace observations and online seminar groups. These sessions are designed to:
- assess learning progress
- review the acquisition and application of new skills in the workplace
- give and explain feedback on submitted work
- collect feedback on performance from line managers and peers
- prepare for End Point Assessment
Children Young People and Families Practitioner Assessment and Accreditation
Children Young People and Families Practitioner apprentices submit work for their portfolio throughout the apprenticeship. Work submitted is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and detail feedback is provided by our staff. Feedback from tutors includes:
- Reasons for grading
- Advice and direction for improvement
- Likely EPA outcome / grading
- Comments on English and maths skills
- Signposting to additional and / or stretch and challenge learning
85% of all ABM Apprentices achieve Merit or Distinction grades at End Point Assessment
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