Level 4 Children, Young People & Families Practitioner Apprenticeships


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Children, young people and families practitioner level 4


This new apprenticeship standard is specifically designed for roles in children, young people and family focused settings.

An apprentice gets first-class training that’s practical, up-to-date, business-oriented, and matches your day-to-day needs.

Your employee will learn to:

  • nurture the skills your business needs
  • bring in new ideas, skills and energy to your business
  • improve your competitiveness
  • improve staff retention – investing in apprentices creates loyalty and long-term commitment
  • promote you as a business that invests for the future and welcomes new opportunities
    up-skill existing staff members

What the learner will take away from this apprenticeship?

  • building relationships
  • development in the health and social care sector
  • to communicate effectively with children and adults
  • to be non-judgemental
  • to understand age groups and families
  • What’s included in the apprenticeship?
  • Children, young people & family practitioner standards
  • Diploma for residential childcare level 4
  • Functional skills – Maths level 2
  • Functional skills  – English level 2
  • End point assessment

Off the Job Training

Off the Job training is one of the key principles of apprenticeships to provide a varied and wide learning experience. 20% of all working hours will be used to gain new skills and experiences to broaden a learner’s knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Examples could include:

  • The teaching of theory (for example: teaching sessions, role playing, simulation exercises, online learning),
  • Practical training: shadowing, mentoring, training courses, attendance at competitions, learning new skills.
  • Learning support and time spent writing assignments or projects

What is included in the End Point Assessment?

The End-Point Assessment will use three assessment methods:

  • A portfolio of evidence
  • A professional discussion
  • A multiple choice knowledge test

How long does it take?

14 months + 3 Month EPA

Your apprenticeship questions answered

Click below for answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

Can my existing staff start an apprenticeship?

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Of course! Placing your existing staff on an apprenticeship is a great way of upskilling your employees and uncovering your future managers. It can be a great way of motivating and rewarding your staff by committing to their continued personal development within your business.

How does the apprentice learn?

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Apprentices do most of their learning at work and benefit from regular contact with their dedicated assigned assessor. There is coursework to be completed while on the course, which is to be submitted online, however, the knowledge to complete this is provided while learning inside your business.

How much do I have to pay an apprentice?

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Apprentices must be paid at least the national minimum wage for apprentices if they are aged 19 and under or aged 19 and over and in their first year of an apprenticeship.

Apprentices are often paid higher amounts as their skills develop and we encourage employers to do so

Would my apprentices have to go to college?

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No, with our apprenticeships there is no formal need to attend college. All training is done in-house in your business via your apprentices dedicated assigned assessor.

Why choose us

We can help you to choose an apprenticeship course that is right for your employees, or support you with recruitment to fill an apprenticeship vacancy. We work closely with you and the learner will help to develop the skills needed for your setting. We offer a flexible and tailored approach to suit your business needs.

We  are able to tap into a talent pool overlooked by many: identifying, training and placing fantastic emerging talent into apprenticeship roles.


Don’t just take our word for it, hear what some of our employers and learners have to say…

Reach Learning Disabilities – Employer

“We have found the support and guidance that Aspiration Training provide to be first class. The service is professional and seamless from sign up to completion”

Monmouthshire Youth Service – Learner

Our experience with Aspiration Training has been a really positive one. Our assessor supported and challenged us throughout the apprenticeship, and empowered us to successfully achieve our qualifications within the allocated timescale.

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