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Children, Young People and Families Manager - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5)

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Children, Young People and Families Manager - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5)



    Year of entry: 2019  2020 
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Course Overview

This programme is designed to provide the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and experience required to become successful in a managerial role that offers services for children and families. Apprentices on this programme will work to achieve positive and sustainable change in the lives of children and families. They will become inspirational mangers, building teams, managing resources and developing new approaches and working practices within the context for their working environments and the wider policy conditions.

There are two pathways available for those working in the following areas:

Residential Care


Why study with us?

  • Apprenticeships are designed by sector professionals and are aimed at employed people. They can be suitable as a way to up skill existing members of staff or as a pathway for new recruits.

  • Small groups, and specially-designed learning sessions will ensure that apprentices get the most out of their time in workshops and lectures.

  • 20% of the apprenticeship will be 'off the job' – this includes work-based projects and job related activities.

  • There are no direct fees paid by the apprentices as the programme is supported through the apprenticeship levy.

  • Successful apprentices will gain a Higher Education Diploma in either of the following:

Professional Practice in Leadership and Management for Residential Care (Residential pathway)

Professional Practice in Leadership for Health and Social Care (Community pathway)                                                             

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Course Information

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Entry requirements are agreed with the employer but typically include 'A' Levels or equivalent experience. Apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 English and Maths.


We offer extensive support to all of our apprentices – whatever their background or academic experience. This includes access to our peer support mentors and The Learning Hub, which gives tailored support for academic skills.

Further Study

Modules >

  • ​Leading and Managing

  • Difficulties Families Face – Safeguarding and Risks

  • Leadership in a Multi Agency Environment

  • Reflection and Supervision

  • Designing Practitioner Research

  • Evidence Informed Practice (Work-based Project)​

Learning and Teaching >

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Programme Duration and Delivery

It will typically take 12-18 months to complete the apprenticeship, however, there may also be opportunities to join part way through the programme if candidates have considerable experience in a particular area.

Apprentices will benefit from lectures and seminars, usually delivered on campus. Learning is supported by a variety of tasks and independent research activities which can be undertaken in the work place.


Throughout the programme apprentices are assessed via various methods including:

  • Reports          
  • Assignments
  • Work-based projects 

Apprentices will also create a portfolio throughout the programme in order to allow them to demonstrate how they have achieved the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Apprenticeship standard. The final part of the Apprenticeship is the 'end-point assessment' which has two parts:

  • A situational judgement test
  • A competence interview informed by submission of the portfolio

Entry Requirements >

​Entry requirements

​Entry requirements are agreed with the employer. Apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 English and Maths.

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

​Degree Apprenticeships are fully funded by the employer if their wage bill over £3 million each year. The government will fund up to 95% of the apprenticeships course fees, up to the relevant funding gap, if the organisation has paid into the levy at least once during the financial year or if the organisation has spent all its levy.  Read guidance on how to pay the apprenticeship levy.​ ​

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