Children, Young People and Families Practitioner

This training programme is ideal if you work with children, young people and families, either in residential care or in the community.

By developing new skills and increasing your knowledge, you’ll be able to enhance your career prospects as well as make a real difference to the lives of the people you work with. 

This level 4 apprenticeship will help develop your understanding of factors that may cause difficulty for children, young people and families; equality, diversity and cultural differences; safeguarding risks and requirements; child, adolescent and adult development; spectrum of needs and how they may be met; theories and guidelines underpinning sound practice; knowledge of legal, economic and social justice systems and policy frameworks to support positive outcomes for those you work with. 

You’ll also develop your skills in professional judgement and analysis in complex situations, and how to reflect on your own role and performance and engage in continuous professional

Course Content


The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities; The importance of having the right values and behaviours; The importance of communication; How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding); How to champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues


Undertaking the tasks and responsibilities according to your job role; communication that enables the voice of the child, equality, rights, diversity, and cultural differences of the organisation in which you are working, encourage individuals to engage positively with various agencies and community to ensure keeping them safe and risk-free.


  • Care
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Competence
  • Commitment

Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.
  • Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

Funding available. For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

24 Months

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