Children, Young People & Families Manager (Manager Within the Community)

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 statement 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:

  • Creating an environment that promotes partnership working within a specific working context (e.g. early years, youth, youth justice, family work, special educational needs and disability etc.) and building consensus and support for improving outcomes together 
  • Leading and supporting practice development in the care and support of children, young people and their families and carers, within contemporary society 
  • Behaviours to lead consistently with care, compassion, courage, communication, competence, commitment

What will you learn?

This standard provides apprentices with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in health and social care, and children and young people’s services, and covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Managing care services
  • Supporting development and partnership working
  • Contributing to broader activities such as change programmes and recruitment
  • Complying with quality systems and continuously improving quality
  • Developing and carrying out policy
  • Promoting and developing best practice
  • Care management

This confirms competence in an occupational role to the standards required.

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, or 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 for Health & Social Care
  • 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.