Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Level 4
This apprenticeship is designed for those who will be working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives.
At NTG Training we are able to offer this course to caregivers based in Chester, Cheshire, and the North West.
Who is the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Level 4 For?
This apprenticeship is suitable for those working in a number of settings, including in a children’s home, in a residential special school or in a secure children’s home. Apprentices will be equipped with the skills needed to lead in developing and delivering the child’s placement plan, as well as the knowledge required to support their health, education and social day to day needs, so that they may thrive.
Practitioners who study this apprenticeship will be working with children, young people and families to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. Learners will need to have a passion for caring, and be skilled at recognising and assessing the complex needs of children, young people and families.
Responsibilities of these practitioners may include referring those under their care to interventions and referrals. Practitioners will also need to have a respectful curiosity when it comes to the challenges they will face working with these groups.
The values and behaviours expected of a Children, Young People and Family Worker:
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 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
Course cost: £6,000
Employer contribution: 5% (£300)
Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare
We can offer this apprenticeship in Chester, Cheshire and the North West.
NTG is a registered training provider based in Saltney, Chester. Our tutors are able to travel across the North West and we offer remote learning opportunities.
This is a 20-month apprenticeship program.
This includes 18-months of apprenticeship study and 2 months of end point assessment. The programme is delivered during normal working hours and training can be flexible to meet the needs of your organisation. We use a blend of online, webinar and practical sessions, and the apprentice will receive regular 1-1 sessions and support from their tutor.
Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end-point assessment.
What Qualifications Will Be Achieved?
Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare
Topics of Study for This Apprenticeship Include:
This qualification is government funded and falls under the Apprenticeship Levy Scheme. For non-levy paying organisations, it requires a 5% employer contribution.
Total cost of training is £6,000. The employer is required to fund 5% of this equating to £300.
When taking on an apprentice for this course your business will be eligible to receive an incentive payment of up to £4000. This will be discussed during the initial engagement to determine eligibility.
Additionally, when studying for the Practitioner in Children's Residential Care pathway, learners will study:
- The legislation and compliance requirements for residential care
- The aspirations for a child in residential care
- Group living and group dynamics
- Legislation and the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disability
- Assuming the role of professional parent
- Contributing to creating and reviewing placement plans based on individual need
- Supporting traumatised children and young people to live together and make progress
- The ethos of the home and how to create and promote it
- Team dynamics and collaborative approach in residential environment
- Developing and promoting the ethos of the home
- Collaborative team working and the ability to support and appropriately challenge each other