Outline

OPTION 2: Practitioner within the Community

You will understand the importance of and be skilled in, early intervention and safeguarding work. You will manage risk across the spectrum needs for children, young people and families. You may work in settings as diverse as family homes, youth centres, early years, youth justice, children’s centres, educational settings and the community. You will play a significant role in working across agencies to improve outcomes. You may work with particular age groups, across the full age range or specifically with families. By supporting the confidence and skills of children, young people and families you will help them to overcome barriers and maximise their independence.

The Skills and knowledge requirements for the standard are based on statements typically expected from children, young people and families about the work the practitioner has undertaken with them.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE- “You listened to me, understood what has happened to me and how I feel about my life, and I am confident my voice is heard “

“You helped me to identify risk, you made me aware when things were unsafe”

“You identified my/our strengths and difficulties and helped me learn about myself/ourselves. We prepared and made plans where we agreed the next steps together”

“You supported me through the changes, stuck with me and checked how things were progressing and asked whether things were better for me”

“You weren’t afraid to make difficult decisions when you thought it was the right thing to do”

“You knew what you were doing – you understood the law and knew where to find other information and helped me to form creative ideas about how to make things better”

“You thought about things”

“You included people who were important to me or could help me”

Other expectations from this option are:

2a Forge networks with other agencies and the community, within a specific working context (e.g. early years, youth, youth justice, family work, special educational needs and disability etc.) and build sustainable solutions together.

2b In-depth understanding of a particular age group, context or family system

Assessment

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

Assessment methods may include written assignment, presentations, Q&A, work products, observation of practice, witness account, recognition of prior learning, professional discussion (this list is not exhaustive)

Mandatory qualifications

  • Certificate in Higher Education for Children Young People and Families practitioner
  • Functional Skill Level 2 in English (unless previously achieved)
  • Functional Skill Level 2 in mathematics (unless previously achieved)

End Point Assessment

  • Observation of practice
  • Competence interview – informed by a portfolio of evidence

Entry Requirements

English and Maths – level 1

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

Fees

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Eligibility depends on both the course you have chosen to study and your individual circumstances.

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Children, Young People and Families Practitioners Level 4 (Apprenticeship Standards)

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21/22

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Children, Young People and Families Practitioners Level 4 (Apprenticeship Standards)

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22/23

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Children, Young People and Families Practitioners Level 4 (Apprenticeship Standards)

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23/24

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Children, Young People and Families Practitioners Level 4 (Apprenticeship Standards)

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24/25

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