Improve your knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance your day-to-day practice with our Working with Children, Young People and Families (Community) Higher Apprenticeship. Study for a Certificate of Higher Education while you work, with no tuition fees.
Our Working with Children, Young People and Families (Community) Higher Apprenticeship prepares you to work in the numerous settings that combine education and social care. Ideal if you have a passion for making a difference, want to improve your practice and have a stepping-stone for future career development.
A Children, Young People and Families Practitioner within the Community is expected to understand the importance of and be skilled in early intervention and safeguarding work and managing risk across the spectrum of needs for children, young people and families. They play a significant role in working across agencies to improve outcomes, overcome barriers and maximise children and young people’s independence.
During your studies you will unpick issues of social justice, inclusion, diversity, and equality and understand how to support a diverse range of people. You will develop your ability to critically reflect on experiences and will have a broad and balanced societal view supported by theoretical knowledge and research evidence.
The course will give you a fuller understanding of key aspects of the interprofessional area of education, wellbeing, and social care. You will develop your ability to critically evaluate information, make judgements, frame questions in search of a solution, solve problems, and communicate to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. Successful completion of this course will also lay the foundations for further study in social work or education.
An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.
At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore are not part of your usual work duties.
The off-the-job learning will be delivered through online university-led learning sessions and activities, one-day workshops, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.
The off-the-job learning for our Working with Children, Young People and Families Practitioner (Community) Higher Apprenticeship is delivered on one of our campus locations in Cambridge or Chelmsford.
You will be assessed at the end of each module you undertake (on-programme assessments) which will contribute towards the final award of your qualification.
You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship.
The EPA for this apprenticeship is independently assessed and takes place when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed. You must pass the EPA before you can commence another apprenticeship.
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Upon completion of the Cert HE, and subject to your employer agreeing to support you, you will have the option to apply to study our BA (Hons) Social Work, BA (Hons) Working with Children, Families and Communities, or join the Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship.
In addition to the personal specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.
* If you do not have the appropriate Level 2 Maths and English, you must ensure you complete these prior to the start of the course. For further details about which qualifications meet Level 2 requirements check the gov.uk website.
** We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications provided you have a significant amount of relevant experience, are well-supported by your employer, and demonstrate the ability to manage university-level study. This is with the exception of ESFA approved Level 2 Maths and English qualifications which are mandatory.
You must supply these before you can be registered on the course:
Due to national restrictions all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses. Visit our restrictions page for details.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic the majority of our apprenticeship courses are being delivered online only using our established online learning systems. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however the University remains committed to delivering teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment for those that are on campus.
To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above.
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