Children, Young People & Families Manager (Manager in Children’s Residential Childcare)

Key Information

Level 5
Typical Duration 18 – 24 Months
Delivery Model Workshops
Delivery Location Workplace with occasional college attendance (if required)
Start Date Flexible

Programme Summary

“Ensuring direction, alignment and commitment within your own practice, your team(s), your organisation and across partnerships to help children, young people and families aspire to do their best and achieve sustainable change.”

The skills and knowledge requirements for this standard are based on the kind of statements typically expected from practitioners about their managers:

  • “You provided direction and ensured we worked as a cohesive team”
  • “You implemented a working environment which supported dignity and human rights”
  • “You helped us work through the challenges that faced us and ensured we were safe”
  • “You enabled us to focus on and achieve improved outcomes for children and young people”
  • “You managed and made best use of the resources that we have”
  • “You built the relationships with others that ensured effective communication and partnership work”
  • “You ensured there was a culture of continuing professional development”

Other expectations from this option are:

  • Playing a leading role in developing the ethos of the home, and creating a sense of purpose and clarity for the long-term care and support of children and young people in residential care 
  • To lead consistently with care, compassion, courage, communication, competence, commitment

What will you learn?

Apprentices will learn the aspects of leading and managing a team and setting, and supporting children and young people in residential childcare. The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) serves as the required qualification under The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015.

Examples of the of the areas you will study include:

  • Understanding children and young people’s development in residential childcare
  • Leading and managing a team within a residential childcare setting
  • Leading practice to support the safeguarding and protection of children and young people in residential childcare
  • Leading and managing group living in residential childcare
  • Leading a service that can support children or young people who have experienced harm or abuse
  • Leading practice to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people in residential childcare
  • Implementing a positive relationship policy in residential childcare
  • Lead practice to support the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people in residential childcare
  • Lead networks and multi-agency work to benefit children and young people in residential childcare

How is it delivered and assessed?

Elements of learning can be face-to-face tutorials by visit or remote digital means, directed study and research. Learning in the workplace via practical demonstration, shadowing, instruction, simulation, or by way of courses and reflection.

Assessment methods may include Q&A, work products, observation of practice, witness accounts, recognition of prior learning, and professional discussions.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Residential Childcare
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English (unless previously achieved)
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in mathematics (unless previously achieved)

End Point Assessment

The end point assessment will consist of:

  • A situational judgement test
  • A competence interview
  • A portfolio of evidence (this informs the interview)

Entry Requirements

  • English and maths – Level 1

Apprentices must be in suitable employment and have the opportunity to develop the required knowledge, skills and behaviors aligned to this apprenticeship standard. 

Interested in this apprenticeship? Apply now.