This apprenticeship has two pathways: Option 1: practitioner in children’s residential care. For example: a children’s home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home. The children might be living on their own or in a larger group. Apprentices will take the lead in developing and delivering the child’s placement plan and will work with the child to support their health, education, social and day to day needs. Option 2: children, young people and families practitioner within the community. Apprentices will understand the importance of and be skilled in, early intervention and safeguarding work. They will manage risk across the spectrum needs for children, young people and families.
Learners must be aged 16+, not currently undertaking another funded programme of learning, employed a minimum of 16 hours per week, currently a resident in England, a resident in the UK for the last 3 years (unless exempt) and must have the right to live and work in the UK.
Apprentices will be required to have Level 2 English and Maths, either Functional Skills or equivalent before completing their End Point Assessment (EPA).
Apprentices who successfully complete this apprenticeship may progress into a senior role within the sector.