Level 5 Children, Young People and Families Manager
About this course

This course is suitable for those working either as a Manager in Children's Residential Care or as a Children or Young People and Families Manager in the Community within a range of settings in local authorities, health organisations, educational and early years settings or children's centres - as well as a wide range of private voluntary and community organisations.

With a focus on excellence in practice and improved performance, you will encourage Children, Young People and Family Practitioners to gain the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to actively support each child, young person, young adult and family to achieve their potential.

You will inform and improve practice by acting on research and new developments into how the needs of children, young people and families are best met. You will model the behaviours that encourage reflective practice, professional confidence and humility and also challenge and support practitioners and ensure their practice is safe. 

What will I learn?

Througout this course, you will gain an understanding of:

  • The principles of long term care and support for children and young people
  • The legislation, the theoretical approaches and the compliance requirements for running a residential care home for the care and support of children and young people
  • The theory and best practice in the use of restraint

You will also gain knowledge about:

  • Behaviours - the values and behaviours expected of a Children, Young People and Family Manager 
  • Care - respecting and valuing practitioners, encouraging and enabling them to deliver excellent practice 
  • Compassion - consideration and concern, combined with robust challenge and support 
  • Courage - having honest conversations and encouraging practitioners to offer their own solutions to improving practice
  • Communication - building relationships with practitioners, peers and partner organisations 
  • Competence - knowing the business, knowing what good practice looks like in others and having a relentless focus on delivering improved outcomes
  • Commitment - demonstrating a strong moral purpose, modelling the ethos and building the skills of others and retaining and maintaining and own practice skills through effective CPD
  • Core Requirements - knowledge and skills

Upon completion, you will be able to understand, demonstrate and carry out the following:

  • Ensure each child receives care and that the continuity of care for each child is in place
  • Model the behaviour expected from staff and communicates a clear message about the responsibilities required in the care and support of children
  • Manage and monitor safe systems of physical restraint
Entry requirements

Upon application, an initial assessment will need to be completed by the applicant to determine if this level of study is appropriate to them.

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end- point assessment.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Duration is typically 24- 30 months if they are not an experienced manager; if the applicant is an experienced manager, the duration will be 18-24 months.

In order to complete this qualification, apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship. Specific rules govern this, and it must take place in the apprentice’s contracted hours. This will be explained to you in more detail upon application by your assessor.

Additional costs and information

Costs of the course can be discussed with the business development team within the college.

What could I do next?

For any progression opportunities, please speak to your assessor upon completion of the course.

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.