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Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner

Maximum Employer Contribution


Typical course duration

15 months (Plus EPA)

As a practitioner focused on children, young people, and families, your role involves fostering positive and lasting change in their lives. You'll possess a deep care for their welfare and possess the skills to assess and address their complex needs. Working collaboratively, you'll engage respectfully and curiously to empower them to reach their potential while ensuring their safety. Collaborating with professionals and organisations, you'll utilise evidence-based approaches, exercising judgment and regularly evaluating the effectiveness of your methods. In a residential care role, you'll develop and implement placement plans to support children's well-being and potential. Alternatively, in a community-focused role, you'll emphasise early intervention and safeguarding, working across diverse settings and agencies to enhance outcomes for children, young people, and families, fostering independence and overcoming barriers. Through reflective practice and high-quality interventions, your work will make a tangible difference in their lives.

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Apprenticeship Level


Typical Duration

15 months (Plus EPA)


Blended learning with one-to-one support

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.

How's the assessment broken down?


Creation of a portfolio of learning demonstrating learning and development activities with their application in  the workplace.

Undertakes research and analysis of a workplace project.

Evidence of 360° feedback within the portfolio of learning.

End Point Assessment Gateway:

Completed portfolio of learning.

English and Maths level 2, as a minimum.

Completed workplace project.

Employer confirms apprentice is consistently working at or above the level of the standard.

End Point Assessment (Involving 2 Assessments Methods):

Simulated task.

Project report & presentation with Q&A.


Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitoner

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