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.
On programme qualifications:
L4 Children, Young Peoples and Families Practitioner
Lv3 Diploma in Residential Child Care
Possible progression routes:
Children, Young Peoples and Family Manager L5
Care Team Leader
Possible job roles:
Residential Care Practitioner
Care Support Worker
Employment in a suitable role for the chosen apprenticeship is essential. Northern Skills Group will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible but we advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to actively seek employment for themselves.
Applicants are required to have Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE Grades 9-4 / A-C). Certificates will need to be produced at enrolment. If proof cannot be produced or you do not meet these entry requirements, then applicants will be invited to complete an initial assessment prior to acceptance. An interview will take place.
- Diploma in Residential Child Care
- End Point Assessment
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Observation in Practice
- Competence Interview
Understand how to support children who have suffered harm or abuse
Support the wellbeing of children and young people in residential care setting
Understand the care system and the impact on young children and young people