CHILDCARE & EARLY YEARS TRAINING APPRENTICESHIPS

Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship

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CHILDCARE & EARLY YEARS APPRENTICESHIP SUMMARY

Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship

Further develop your knowledge and skills with this childcare apprenticeship course alongside a role as a practitioner with young children and families. Support their health, wellbeing, education and social development while gaining Level 4 training – equivalent to the first year of a university degree. You’ll also gain a Level 3 diploma from the Northern Council for Further Education (NFCE) – part of the children’s home regulations that came into force in 2015.

  • Qualification – Level 4 apprenticeship, Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare
  • Learning style – face-to-face, online and workplace coaching
  • Progression – train for a Children, Young People and Families role
  • Duration – typically 18 to 24 months

Off-the-job training

This course is available as an apprenticeship or as a standalone course in England.

As an apprentice you take 20% of your time at work to complete off-the-job training. It’s an innovative way for businesses to gain a multi-skilled workforce – you’ll be able to bring sector insights and the latest knowledge into your organisation.

We’ll support you to train during work hours and confidently evidence your off-the-job learning, supported and facilitated by your employer. You’ll immediately add value by applying your learning to your role – so it’s beneficial for both you and your employer.

Ideal for…

These are just a few of the typical job roles that match our childcare apprenticeship:

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Early years
  • School Specialist
  • Pastoral care
  • Criminal justice
  • Youth Worker
  • Residential Care Workers
  • Registered Residential Managers, Deputies and Assistant Managers
     

What you’ll learn

On this childcare course, you’ll increase your understanding, confidence and knowledge across a wide range of skillsets – aiding children and young people in residential and childcare settings. The course also covers legislation and compliance requirements for residential care and special educational needs and disability (SEND) skills – as well group living and group dynamics, aspirations, trauma support and the ethos of the home.

Benefits

  • Improve your skills and capabilities
  • Discover new competencies
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Open up new career opportunities

How you’ll learn

The programme combines delivery sessions, virtual learning masterclasses and workplace coach visits. You’ll apply your learning while working alongside other professionals and organisations to achieve the best outcomes possible – regularly evaluating the effectiveness of your methods and actions.


The modules you’ll study

  • Understand the Development of Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
  • Understand How to Safeguard and Protect Children and Young People in Residential childcare
  • Understand How to Support Children and Young People Who Have Experienced Harm or Abuse
  • Promote Effective Communication and Information Handling in Residential Childcare Settings Support Risk Management in Residential Childcare
  • Assessment And Planning with Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
  • Support Group Living in Residential Childcare Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
  • Support Attachment and Positive Relationships with Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
  • Support the Wellbeing and Resilience of Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
  • Support Children and Young People in Residential Childcare to Achieve Their Learning Potential
  • Support Children and Young People in Residential Childcare to Manage Their Health Support the Development of Socially Aware Behaviour with Children and Young People in Confidential Childcare
  • Engage in Professional Development in Residential Childcare
  • Support the Rights and Diversity of Equality of Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
  • Participation Teams to Benefit Children and Young People in Residential Childcare

You’ll also be able to discuss optional modules with your trainer.
 

How you’ll be assessed

All modules are internally assessed through coursework, a portfolio of evidence, practical observation methods and assignments.

If you’re completing the course as an apprenticeship, at the end of the programme you’ll complete a summative end-point assessment. This includes an observation of practice and a competency interview based on your professional portfolio of evidence.

The assessment is designed to check whether you’ve developed the required skills, knowledge and behaviours. This is conducted by an independent body to make sure it’s impartial. For this course, your end-point assessment organisation is Training Qualifications UK.
 

Entry requirements

You’ll need to meet these requirements:

  • Resident in the UK/EEA/EU for the last 3 years
  • Meet module requirements through your employment in a relevant job role
  • 18 years of age

You’ll also need to achieve these separate qualifications before or during the course to complete the programme.

  • Level 1 Award Functional Skills in English and/or Maths

Career progression

After successfully completing this childcare apprenticeship, you’ll be awarded the NFCE Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare, and Level 4 training to help you develop your career. You could also move on to the Level 5 Children, Young People and Families Manager apprenticeship.

Let’s help you train

Contact us to find out more about how the programme works and what life is like on a childcare apprenticeship.

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