As a Practitioner you will demonstrate a passion to care for and about children, young people and families. You will be skilled in recognising and assessing the complex needs that children, young people and families often present. You will agree with the child, young person or family any specific interventions or referrals.
You will work alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes. Each piece of work with a child or family will be different and you will exercise judgement on a range of evidence-based approaches to inform your practice.
You will regularly evaluate the effectiveness of your methods and actions. Regular supervision with an experienced practitioner will encourage reflection on your practice. At the end of the apprenticeship, the high quality of your practice will be making a real difference to those that you work with.
You can start this apprenticeship at any time, please contact us for further information.
This apprenticeship covers the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be a Children, Young People and Families Practitioner, these include:
Care: Respecting and valuing individuals to keep them safe, being affirming and working with them to help them make a positive difference to their lives
Compassion: Consideration and concern for children, young people and their families, combined with an understanding of the perspective of those you work with
Courage: Honesty and a positive belief in helping children, young people and families. Being confident when faced with confrontation, holding a safe space to manage and contain really difficult behaviours and working with children, young people and families to challenge and enable them to fulfil their potential
Communication: Your work is based on building effective relationships, being perceptive and empathic and building a good rapport
Competence: The relationships you build to effect change for children, young people and families will be informed by social care ethics and values and will be developed through reflective practice.
Commitment: Creating sustainable change in others by working alongside children, young people and families and being authentic, consistent, patient, persistent and resilient
Your progress and development will be assessed at regular stages - this is likely to be a combination of assignments, activities, exams, reflective discussions, expert witness testimonies and observations in the workplace.
The employer and training provider will formally sign-off your readiness for the independent End Point Assessment (EPA) at 'gateway'. Gateway is the point at which you have met and can confidently apply the minimum knowledge, skills and behaviours required, as detailed within the apprenticeship standard.
Performance in the EPA will determine your overall apprenticeship grade i.e. pass or distinction.
This apprenticeship programme consists of 'on-the-job' and 'off-the-job' training. You will receive on-the-job training from your employer and will also be allowed 20% off-the job training, which will involve independent study.
Your independent study will be recorded in a reflective learning log, to capture evidence of your experiences, reflections and achievements.
A Skills Development Tutor will be allocated to you and will deliver learning and assessment sessions with you on a regular basis, liaising with your work-based mentor to monitor progress.
This will give you the opportunity to do real work, developing work-based skills that employers value and helping you to progress in your chosen career.
On successful completion, you will achieve the following:
You may wish to progress to a higher level of study, please speak to your Skills Development Coach for information.
Ideally, you will hold a minimum of a GCSE grade C/4 in English and maths or equivalent.
If you do not hold a Level 2 English and maths qualification you must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
To work in this industry you will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
There is no cost to the apprentice. Please get in touch for further information.