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Working with Children, Young People and Families (Higher Level)

The Working with Children, Young People and Families Level 4 programme has been designed to provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding in areas relevant to community and social care policy and practice.

As part of the course you will become skilled in recognising and assessing the complex needs children, young people and families often present and support with any specific interventions or referrals.

During the programme you will develop an understanding of the importance of early intervention and safeguarding work, allowing you to manage risk across the spectrum needs for children, young people and families.

The course focuses on work-based Learning and students are required to undertake a work placement to develop essential practical skills. Higher Level Apprentices will undertake 30 hours a week in employment, with an off the job commitment of 8 hours per week.

During your studies you will learn through a varied approach to teaching and learning, which includes seminar discussion and assessment, reflective video diaries, essays, reports and portfolios, all of which enhance your communication and presentation skills. All of our teaching team have a wealth of experience and maintain strong links with the industry. You will benefit from guest speakers, who will be able to share their experiences and provide you with a valuable insight into working practice.

This apprenticeship is comprised of a Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education, which allows for progression onto the second year of a related foundation degree or degree programme on completion. At University Centre South Devon (UCSD) you could progress onto the second year of the FdA Children, Young People and Community Services programme, which allows progression to top-up Level 6 programmes in BA (Hons) Child Development and Education or BA (Hons) Education, Development and Society to complete your undergraduate studies. You could also apply to transfer to study programmes at other universities.

After you complete your studies your potential job roles include; social care practitioner, roles in pastoral care, youth work, psychology-focused careers, as a trainer or facilitator, or in family support work, family homes, youth centres, early years, youth justice, children’s centres, educational settings and the community.

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What will I learn?

“During my career I have gained a broad range of skills relating to early years education and childcare, and I can now pass that knowledge on to new learners. It’s fantastic to support learners in achieving their goals and helping them find employment in this rewarding industry.”Stefanie Crinks

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We currently offer a wide range of apprenticeships in various sectors including: childcare, management, hairdressing, marine and many more. Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16.

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