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Apprenticeship in Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Levels 4/5

Course Overview

As a practitioner you will be working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. 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.  Your approach will be one of respectful curiosity that challenges and supports children, young people and families to achieve their potential and stay safe.

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.

The skills and behaviours will be assessed through a portfolio of work-based evidence, portfolio building and professional discussions.

Apprenticeship standards require apprentices to complete an end-point assessment. For this apprenticeship standard the end point assessment is:

  • Practical observation with Q&As

  • Work based project supported by an interview 

  • Professional discussion supported by portfolio evidence

How to apply for this course

Course Details


12 Months


Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this before getting to Gateway


Progression opportunities include:

  • A clearly defined and progressive career path.

  • Professional accreditation

  • Advancement to business specialisms

  • Further apprenticeship study in:

    • Children, Young People & Families Practitioner within the Community

    • Practitioner in Children's Residential Care

How Will I Be Assessed?

At the end of your period of learning you will reach what is called Gateway, this is when the employer, you and the training provider agree that you have learnt the content of the Standard.

You will then be put forward for EPA, which includes:

  • A professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

  • A Case for support pitch, presentation and questions and answers.

You will be awarded with a pass or distinction as long as you have met the standards.

Funding Options

Information about Apprenticeships including funding can be found here

Expert Teachers

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within Enable are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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