Residential Childcare Practitioner

Level 4 Children, Young People & Families Practitioner

Children, young people & families practitioner (residential) apprenticeship standard

This level 4 apprenticeship training programme develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work with children, young people and families to achieve positive outcomes and sustainable change in their everyday lives.

It is suitable for residential care workers, support workers and other associated job titles.
At the end of this training programme, you will be also be awarded a Level 3 TQUK Diploma in Residential Childcare.

Your apprenticeship journey

Months 1 to 5

Learning Foundations & Engage in Professional Development
The Care System & The Impact on Children & Young People
Effective Communication & Information Handling
Safeguarding & Protection of Children and Young People
Supporting Children & Young People Who Have Experienced Harm & Abuse

Months 6 to 10

Health & Safety in Residential Care
Supporting Children & Young People to Manage Their Health
Well-being, Resilience and Positive Outcomes
Observation, Assessment & Planning

Months 11 to 18

EDI & The Rights of the Child & Understanding Complex Disabilities or Conditions
Support Group Living in Residential Care
Multi-Agency & Team Working Working with The Families of Children & Young People & Supporting Positive Relationships & Attachments
Reviewing Professional Development in Residential Care
Preparation for your End Point Assessment (EPA)

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, a minimum of 6 hours per week of your time in work must be dedicated to improving new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

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 Residential Childcare Practitioner