Children, Young People & Families Practitioner Level 4 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is aimed at those working with children, young people and families, including carers to help them achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives.

Your teams will learn to work with other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes and exercise judgement on a range of evidence-based approaches to inform thier practice. While leading the development and delivering placement plans.

Diploma in Higher Education in working with Children Young People and Families

24 months


What will they learn?

They will be given an induction to the apprenticeship standard, self-awareness & thier own personal development. Giving them knowledge of subjects ranging from ethics, mentoring, safeguarding and cultural differences to systems and policy frameworks, the programme will prepare you for a variety of roles.

They will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting or as a practitioner within the Community, including an understanding of child and young person development.

How will they learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources your employee will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time learner information so that you will always know what your employee is learning and how they are progressing.

This apprenticeship will develop your employees’ knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:


  • Communicate the voice of the child and/or family
  • Equality, rights, diversity & cultural differences
  • Safeguarding risk factors & legislation
  • Child development
  • The principles of effective assessment
  • Evidence based interventions
  • Theories underpinning sound practice in residential care
  • Group living and group dynamics
  • Legislation and the code of practice for special educational needs & disability


  • Effective communication enabling the voice of the child to be heard
  • Promote respect, equality & diversity
  • Work with children, young people & families to manage the risk & promote ownership
  • Address barriers to accessing resources
  • Leads on the development & recording of holistic plans
  • Manage evidence-based approaches & evaluate their effectiveness
  • Model a professional approach to decision making
  • Support traumatised children & young people to live together and make progress


  • Care
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Communication
  • Competence
  • Commitment

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Your pathway to success

Becoming a qualified specialised child, young person and family manageris a skill for life and can open doors to a long and rewarding career. At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and to ensure that you get the best out of your apprenticeship.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today about the opportunities available to you and the Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Advanced Level 3 apprenticeship.


How do we employ an apprentice?

We can help you find the right apprentice for your business. If you are looking to employ an apprentice you can learn more about the process on our Employing an apprentice page, or you can call us to discuss your requirements on 0800 783 2545.

How much does apprenticeship training cost?

The cost of an apprenticeship varies and is dependent on the level and Standard or Framework. To find out which Standards or Frameworks best meet your business needs, and the cost of these, speak to your training provider.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

In the sectors we work in, an apprenticeship takes 12 to 48 months, however this can vary depending on the hours worked, the industry sector and level of qualification.

Happy Child Nursery

Josie Lauren Hagger

I completed my Level 3 children and young people’s workforce with Paragon. I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor! She was always there to help (no matter what time of day!), quick response with helpful advice to texts, emails or calls and came to see me at my nursery once a month without fail! I wouldn’t have been able to get through it without her.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that support and promote children and young people’s early education and development.

    These employees play an important role in preparing young people for their future school lives by helping them to gain the full range of social and practical skills they need to progress.

    Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
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  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that work with children and young people across primary, secondary or special education settings.

    These employees provide direct support to both teachers and pupils and are key in enhancing the learning experience and opportunities for all.

    Certificate in Teaching Assistant Level 3
    18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 5 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any employees who work either as a Manager in Children’s Residential Care or as a Children, Young People and Families Manager in the community.

    They might work in a range of settings including local authorities, health organisations, educational and early years settings or children’s centres.

    Children, Young People & Families Manager Level 5
    24 months TQUK
  • Level 4 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any employees working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives.

    Children, Young People & Families Practitioner Level 4
    24 months TQUK
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