Children, Young people, and families Practitioner (Residential)
Level 4 Apprenticeship

Details | Knowledge, Skills and behaviours | End Point Assessment


Make a difference in the lives of children and young people with a Children, Young People, and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship

Gain the skills and experience you need to become a successful Children, Young People, and Families Practitioner, with the support of our experienced mentors.

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people? Do you want to work in a rewarding and challenging career? If so, a Children, Young People, and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship with Exalt-Training is the perfect way to launch your career.

Our apprenticeships are designed to give you the skills and experience you need to become a successful Children, Young People, and Families Practitioner, while working alongside experienced professionals who will help you develop your skills and knowledge.

As a Children, Young People, and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprentice, you will learn about a variety of topics, including:

  • Child and adolescent development
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Behaviour management
  • Mental health
  • Substance misuse
  • Domestic violence
    You will also have the opportunity to work with children and young people in a variety of settings, giving you the chance to put your skills into practice and make a real difference.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in working with children and young people, then a Children, Young People, and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship is a great option. With the right training and experience, you can have a successful and fulfilling career in this field.

Awarding Body

  • Listen and understand what has happened to the child, person, or family members
  • Identify risks and call attention to things where unsafe
  • Identify strengths and difficulties and help prepare agreed safeguarding plans
  • Make decisions underpinned by theories, guidelines, and sound practice
  • Understand the law and know where to find information to help form creative ideas
  • Think about things using professional judgement and analysis in complex situations
  • Include people using techniques for establishing shared goals and outcomes
  • Working with families, carers, and children to devise, deliver and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for the care and support of individual children and young people in residential care
  • Work within a team to promote the ethos of the home
  • Access to free CPD programmes and additional coaching sessions
  • Online delivery with live teaching and catch-ups if you can’t make a session
  • Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of your apprenticeship journey
  • Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team
  • Easy onboarding and induction process

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  • Duration: 24 Months 
  • Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for the apprenticeship, you must be at least 16 years old and not in full-time education. You will also need to have basic literacy and numeracy skills and be able to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Assessment: Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be assessed on your practical skills and knowledge. The final assessment will take the form of a synoptic assessment.
  • Career prospects: You may have the opportunity to progress to further career opportunities, such as Children’s social worker, Youth worker, or Educational psychologist.
  • Support available:
    • Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team,
    • Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of your apprenticeship journey,
    • Easy onboarding, and induction process,
    • Access to free CPD programmes and additional coaching sessions

Why study with Exalt?

Focused: Precision in Every Endeavor

We are architects of precision. We sculpt programs with meticulous attention, tailoring each facet to meet precise aims and unique requirements. When we commit, we do so resolutely, sparing no effort to ensure your journey is not just remarkable, but remarkable for you.

Collaborative: A Symphony of Success

Alone, we can accomplish much. Together, we can redefine the boundaries of achievement. Collaboration is not just a buzzword; it’s the harmony that resonates within us. We stand shoulder to shoulder with stakeholders, nurturing mutual aspirations and embracing the extra mile as a testament to our unwavering unity.

Adaptable: Crafting Futures, One Need at a Time

In a world of constant change, we are the chameleons of education. Adapting is not just a choice; it’s in our DNA. From programs to platforms, timetables to personal aspirations, we bend and mold ourselves to accommodate the symphony of your needs, ensuring your growth knows no bounds.

Units Covered in the Apprenticeship

  • Communication that enables the voice of the child, young person, or family members to be heard
  • Multiple factors that contribute to uncertainty in the lives of children, young people, and families
  • Equality, rights, diversity and cultural differences, and the values of the organisation in which you are working
  • The range of potential safeguarding risk factors (e.g. domestic violence, membership of gangs, missing children, online activity, radicalisation and Prevent agenda), the different forms of harm to children and vulnerable adults (e.g. neglect, child sexual exploitation, physical abuse, emotional abuse) and the local and national thresholds for safeguarding
  • The safeguarding requirements contained within mandatory local safeguarding training or nationally accredited equivalent
  • Child, adolescent, and adult development
  • The spectrum of needs and how they may be met
  • The principles of effective assessment and the importance of analysis and professional judgement
  • Identifies and manages evidence-based approaches and evaluates their effectiveness

  • Contributes to the development of a resilient, consistent and persistent approach to practice

  • The duties, responsibilities, boundaries and ethical nature of the role

  • Theories and guidelines underpinning sound practice

  • Models clarity of purpose, clear expectations and a professional approach to decision making

  • Appropriately challenges and/or offers alternative perspectives with the children, young person or family

  • Contributes to own professional development

  • Systems and policy frameworks for work with children, young people and families. e.g. education, health, care, employment, criminal justice, special educational needs and disabilities, first aid, safeguarding

  • Applies knowledge of legal, economic and social justice systems and implements policy frameworks in support of positive outcomes for children, young people and families

  • Demonstrates critical evaluation of practice and insight into own emotions, behaviour and feelings, and uses these insights to challenge own practice

  • Takes an active part in continuous professional development

  • Sharing and agreeing on goals and outcomes when building relationships with partner organisations, other workers, children, young people, and families, to ensure appropriate and timely support

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 in 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

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Situational Judgement Test 

Answered through a multiple-choice exercise (but not necessarily
undertaken as an online or computer-based test).

Professional Discussion

To achieve final certification, the apprentices must have completed and achieved these end-point assessments

Are You Interested in the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner (Residential) Apprenticeship?

Please call us on 01202 612365 or use the form below to discuss your options.