Childcare and Teacher Training

Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

You can start an Apprenticeship at any time. Typically, 24 months for new entrants. For those with relevant qualifications and experience in the health and social care field, 12 to 18 months.

Entry requirements

  • You should be at least 18 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements.
  • You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement in a residential childcare setting.
  • You must undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) process and provide the result.
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.

 

 

You will achieve

  • Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) – License to practice
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English

Course overview

This apprenticeship will develop knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people including an understanding of child development. As a practitioner, you will be working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in lives.

Apprentices may be able to progress on to the following job roles:
• Residential childcare workers
• Registered residential managers
• Deputy and assistant managers in adult and children and young peoples settings.

If you would like to find out more information about this apprenticeship you can visit the Apprenticeship Standards website.

 

 

Course content

This qualification will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting, including an understanding of child and young person development. The qualification enables you to gain essential skills including: wellbeing and resilience, positive relationships and attachments, health and safety, sexual exploitation, communication, positive behaviour and positive outcomes. It also offers you the opportunity to cover optional topics which are particularly suited to specific residential childcare and respite care settings.

You will be assessed through practical observations within the work place and coursework.
Upon completion of the course you will be expected to undertake an End Point Assessment which includes:

  • Observation of practice
  • A competence interview informed by submission of a portfolio.

You will require access to a computer and the internet.

You will study within the workplace and may also be expected to attend classes at Barnsley College.

On successful completion of the course, you may be able to progress on to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management or a foundation degree in a related discipline. You can also progress to the following roles:

  • Deputy manager
  • Residential childcare workers
  • Registered residential managers
  • Deputy and assistant managers in adult and children and young peoples settings.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.  

Extra information

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

 

 

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship

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