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Level 5 Apprenticeship as Children, Young People and Families Manager


Course Overview

As a Children, Young People and Family Manager, the apprentice will lead and manage a team, demonstrating commitment within the workplace and the wider sector to help children, young people and families aspire to do their best and achieve sustainable change. They will build teams, manage resources and lead new approaches to working practices that deliver improved outcomes and put the child, young person or family at the centre of practice. 

Course Content

With a focus on an enhanced standard of practice and improved performance, the apprentice will encourage children, young people and family practitioners to gain the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to actively support individuals to achieve their potential.

You will learn about the primary role of a teaching assistant in supporting the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning and development. The apprenticeship will enable you to develop your skills and to understand the ‘why’ behind the practice. You will cover a range of subjects including assessment and feedback, supporting learning activities, child development, safeguarding, special educational needs,
professional relationships and supporting children through transitions.

Entry Requirement

  • A relevant Level 2 qualification.
  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or Level 2 Functional Skills or above.
  • You will need to be employed, or find employment, in a relevant role.
  • An up to date and current disclosure and barring result is also required.

The apprentice should be working as a Manager in Children's Residential Care or as a Children, Young People and Families Manager in the Community in a range of settings in local authorities, within health organisations, educational and early years settings or in children's centres, as well as a wide range of private, voluntary and community organisations.


Over the 2 year course the apprentice will be mentored by a fully qualified assessor who will support the apprentice to build a portfolio of evidence through attending workshops, writing essays to meet knowledge requirements, gathering of evidence through observation of practice, witness statements, reflection on own practice, professional discussions and using work products.

Completion of an end point assessment which consists of:

(1) Situational Judgement Test. 
The Situational Judgement Test will highlight their competence in the application of the knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the standard. 

(2) Competence Interview. The apprentice will submit the portfolio at least 3 weeks before the competence interview is due to be held. The portfolio will be reviewed by the assessor and will be the subject of the competence interview.

Where does this course lead to

Once the apprentice has completed this course, they can progress to a level 6 higher education course.

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Course Outline

Course Code: MP70
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Duration: 130 Weeks
Start Date: TBC.
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