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Community Childcare Practitioner

Level 4 Children, Young People & Families Practitioner

Children, young people, and families practitioner (community) apprenticeship standard

This level 4 apprenticeship training programme develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work with children, young people and families across a range of multi-agency services to achieve positive outcomes and sustainable solutions in their daily lives.

You will work within a specific social care role in community settings such as education, youth services, early years, youth justice, family support and special educational needs.

At the end of this training programme, you will be awarded a Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education in working with children, young people and families, which is endorsed by De Montfort University Leicester.

Part one: apprenticeship standard

Months 1 to 4

Programme introduction and expectations
Safeguarding and health and safety
Effective communication and collaborative working
Effective multi-agency working

Months 5 to 9

Child development and theory-based practice
Supporting positive outcomes
Family life and contemporary social issues
Managing risk and interventions

Months 10 to 18

National welfare systems
Equality and diversity in the community
Professional development and reflective practice
Preparation for your End Point Assessment (EPA)

Part two: higher education certificate

Module 1: lifespan (0-18 years)

Understand key biological physiological, sociological and theoretical perspectives used to explain human growth and development

Reflect on own and others’ information sharing and accessibility issues

Understand the importance of observation and early intervention to support developmental needs of young people

Access a range of services and identify how to access support to positively impact young people and their families

Module 2: Safe practice

Understand the context of safeguarding, the protection of young people and families, as well as the concept of multi-agency working to safeguard

Understand legislation, policies and practices for the protection of young people and how to address concerns about abuse

Recognise young people and families who may be experiencing abuse, and identify the appropriate responses and support

Module 3: Child study

Link knowledge and understanding of human growth and development to observations of young people within current frameworks

Involve teams and families to develop a complete overview of young people Critically evaluate the outcomes of a child study and identify how theories of development apply to analysis

Maintain clear, accurate and succinct records and understand professional practice in relation to observation of young people

Module 4: Professional practice

Recognise the ethics and values in your practice and apply principles of anti-discriminatory, human rights and equalities legislation

Apply evidence-based practice in your interventions, then reflect on and analyse outcomes to promote independence, provide support and prevent harm

Things to consider

Entry requirements

You must have been a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake this training programme.

In addition, you must be able to commit to the full length of the programme and be able to meet the programme modules through your job role.

If you do not have a level 2 or equivalent in Maths and English, you will be required to work towards achieving these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

How will you learn?

Over the duration of 18 months, you will receive a combination of face-to-face and online training and support.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

We ensure that you stay on track to complete your programme on time by managing your progress through our state-of-the-art e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.

At the end of your programme, your learnt knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed by an independent assessor in your end-point assessment (EPA).

Off-the-job training

As part of the apprenticeship, alongside your job role, 20% of your time in work must be dedicated to improving new skills.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

This can be any time devoted to learning and improving new skills without interruption.

Let's change lives

We’re all about changing lives, be that individuals changing lives through their day-to-day work, or by organisations changing lives and impacting on our economy.

As a national training provider, we change lives throughout the UK, with expertise in childcare, healthcare, clinical and business skills apprenticeships.

For more information, complete the form below, call us on 01753 596 004, or email us.

Level 4 Community Childcare Practitioner
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