Level 5 Children, Young People and Families Manager Apprenticeship


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Level 5 Children, Young People and Families Manager Apprenticeship

At Train Together, we offer the Community Practitioner pathway of this Level 5 apprenticeship. As an experienced practitioner, we’ll support you to lead and develop a cohesive team to deliver improved outcomes for children, young people and families. By creating long-lasting relationships in the community, your organisation will be able to operate more effectively, overcome challenges and meet strategic objectives.

  • Qualifications – Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Learning style – face-to-face, online and workplace coaching
  • Progression – develop leadership skills on a nationally recognised programme
  • Duration – typically 18 months

Off-the-job training

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 fit this childcare apprenticeship course:

  • College Leaders
  • SEN Specialists
  • SENCOs
  • Pastoral Leaders
  • Childcare Managers
  • CYPF Project Team Leads

What you’ll learn

On this childcare apprenticeship, you’ll consider the role of equality, diversity and inclusion in your community and team. You’ll develop skills and knowledge to enable you to implement a working environment that supports dignity and human rights, safety and the ability to work through challenges.

Your organisation will be able to focus on improved outcomes for children, young people and families – with well managed resources, effective relationships and a culture of continuing professional development.


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

How you’ll learn

Blended learning styles

The programme combines delivery sessions, virtual learning masterclasses and workplace coach visits.

The modules you’ll study

  • Develop Health, Safety and Risk Management Policy, Procedures and Practices
  • Children and Young People’s Development
  • Undertake a Research Project within Services for Health and Social Care for Children and Young People
  • Use and Develop Systems Communication
  • Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People Settings
  • Lead Practice in Promoting the Wellbeing and Resilience of Children and Young People’s Settings
  • Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Support the Safeguarding of Children and Young People
  • Lead and Manage a Team Within a Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Setting
  • Lead Practice that Supports Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People’s Work Settings
  • Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Promote Professional Development
  • Develop Professional Supervision Practice in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People

There’s also a wide range of optional units you can discuss with your trainer and employer.

How you’ll be assessed

You’ll complete formative assessments throughout the programme, compiling a portfolio of evidence.

At the end of the apprenticeship you’ll complete a summative end-point assessment – designed to check whether you’ve developed the required knowledge, skills 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 (TQUK).

This includes a situational judgement test and a competence interview with an independent end-point assessor.

Entry requirements

You’ll need to meet these requirements:

  • Level 2 in English and Maths or equivalent
  • Resident in the UK/EEA/EU for the last 3 years
  • Meet module requirements through your employment in a relevant job role

Career progression

After successfully completing this childcare apprenticeship programme, you’ll be awarded the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care. With this qualification you’ll enhance your employability.

Opportunities include:

  • Management roles
  • Advance practice practitioners
  • Support Workers
  • Supervisors

Let’s help you train

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

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